• Professor Eileen Chou speaks with students

    Batten Community

    At Batten, you’ll join stellar faculty and driven students at one of the nation’s top “public ivy” universities. Whether you’re in the MPP program, an undergraduate in the accelerated MPP track or a pioneer in a dual degree program, you’ll graduate ready to lead from day one.
  • Batten School students visit Capitol Hill

    Real World Experience

    Batten School students do not only study public policy, they interact with the nation's policy makers. Professor Gerry Warburg's MPP class recently visited with legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill.
  • ALLAN STAM Named Dean of U.Va.’s Batten School

    Dean Stam

    “My biggest challenge, and number one priority, will be to maintain the momentum and focus that Dean Harding has established, to keep moving the school forward, hewing to Frank Batten’s vision,” Stam said. Stam began his tern as dean of the Batten School on July 1, 2014.
  • DEE DEE MYERS | Glover Park Group, former White House Press Secretary

    Policy Pioneer

    The most important leadership lessons are simple, former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers explained. “Maybe the most important aspect of leadership is listening,” said Myers, who served as President Clinton’s press secretary during his 1992 election campaign and for the first two years of his presidency.
  • ERIC M. PATASHNIK | Professor of Public Policy and Politics

    New Thinking

    More than half the medical treatments that Americans receive lack evidence of their effectiveness. When the government attempts to learn what treatments work best, critics complain about "rationing." How can we implement evidence-based medicine in a way that physicians and patients can embrace?
  • CHRIS RUHM | Prof. of Public Policy & Economics, Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs

    Impactful Research

    Professor Ruhm's recent research on parental leave and benefits of early work experience has not only been cited by many major news outlets, but it has also informed policy makers. His recent co-authored working paper, "The Changing Benefits of Early Work Experience," was released by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • CHLOE GIBBS | Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education

    Measuring Social Impact

    Policymakers and practitioners operate under constraints. How do we evaluate programs and policies to provide the strongest evidence for making decisions? In particular, how can social science research inform policy approaches to addressing early childhood disadvantage?

Batten Connections

Start Your Application Today! To learn more about the Master of Public Policy Program, send the Admissions Team an email to FBSAdmissions@eservices.virginia.edu or call 434-924-3477.

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The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy currently has three open faculty positions. Applicants should review Jobs@UVa for more information.

Associate or Full Professor of Public Policy (Health Economics)

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Now that some time has passed, we can begin to assess the damage done to the U.S. by Edward Snowden's revelations. Frederick Hitz, the first Presidentially-appointed Inspector General at CIA and senior faculty at the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy will discuss what if anything we should alter in NSA's meta-data collection program and what can and should be done to avert future Snowdens.

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Professor Christopher Ruhm and his co-author, Charles Baum, Professor of Economics at Middle Tennessee State University, have new research that suggests the benefits of high school work experience have changed over the last 20 years.

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Assistant Professor Chloe Gibbs' research on the effects of full-day kindergarten recently earned her two research grants, one of which may have an impact on the way the U.S. Department of Labor thinks about maternal employment.

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