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September 2021

School Director and Associate Professor Dr. Robin Ersing was recently selected to join USF's Center for Justice Research & Policy (CJRP) leadership team. CJRP hosts an interdisciplinary team of scholars and practitioners focused on the study of crime, violence, and criminal and social justice policy. It is the first of its kind in Florida, recently approved by the Board of Governors as a state-level center. The CJRP's goal is to apply rigorous research and evaluations to enhance the evidence base of policing, corrections, and court practices.

May 2021

MPA Program Director and Associate Professor Dr. Stephen Aikins was featured in a Tampa Bay Times article on how Biden’s American Rescue Plan represents a one-time funding opportunity for many cities and counties to address longstanding barriers to creating healthy and equitable communities.


September 2020

Associate Professor Dr. Elizabeth Strom was interviewed for a Tampa Bay Times article on the value of having a variety of options in the housing market, such as tiny home communities.

July 2020

MPA Program Director and Associate Professor Dr. Stephen Aikins was selected by WalletHub, among a group of experts in the country, to share his thoughts on the relationship between higher tax burden and better public services, efficient use of tax dollars, and how governments can handle the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic efficiently.

May 2020

Associate Professor Dr. Stephen Neely, along with Dr. Joshua Scacco from USF's Department of Communication, were featured in a Tampa Bay Times article on the results from the Sunshine State Survey about COVID-19 and Floridians support of mitigation efforts.

In recognition of Public Service week, School Director and Clinical Professor Dr. Ron Sanders authored a piece for Government Executive on balancing freedom and responsibility on the front lines of public service, as the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified Americans’ love-hate relationship with their government.


July 2019

MURP Program Director and Master Instructor Dr. Mark Hafen was interviewed by reporter Liz Burch from WTSP (CBS) Channel 10 News about the increasing rate of Tampa Bay's water sea level rise, as climate change continues to impact our area and the people who live here.

March 2019

School Director and Clinical Professor Dr. Ron Sanders appeared on a segment of the Suncoast View where he provided "cyber hygiene" tips for keeping our online data safe, especially as we leave ourselves vulnerable to hackers while on Spring Break vacation.


December 2018

Associate Professor Dr. Elizabeth Strom spoke about affordable housing issues on WUSF’s Florida Matters podcast. She was part of a panel considering new ways to approach local housing issues.