Department of Public Policy
November 21, 2022
How to design clean energy subsidies that work – without wasting money on free riders
Essay by Eric Hittinger, associate professor of public policy; Eric Williams, professor of sustainability; Qing Miao, associate professor of public policy; and Ph.D. student Tiruwork B. Tibebu, published by The Conversation.
October 12, 2022
Meet the CO2 battery cozying up with a wind energy giant
The Verge talks to Eric Hittinger, associate professor in the Department of Public Policy, about battery types that complement wind power.
September 9, 2022
College of Liberal Arts introduces Liberal Arts Multidisciplinary Scholars program
The Liberal Arts Multidisciplinary Scholars program, which is being introduced this fall, gives financial support to students in STEM majors who are interested in adding a second major from RIT's College of Liberal Arts.
August 19, 2022
How We Think About Politics Changes What We Think About Politics
The New York Times references research by Nathan Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy.
July 29, 2022
Americans agree with their state and local officials on climate action
The Washington Post references CivicPulse, a firm that specializes in surveying local policymakers that was founded by Nathan Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy.
May 13, 2022
72 paths to a well-rounded student
While many colleges and universities require general education courses, RIT’s immersion requirement takes it a step further. Beyond the typical writing, math, science, social science, global studies, art, and ethics requirements, students are asked to fulfill an additional nine credits in a topic of interest. The intended result is to produce well-rounded students who have gained broader, more diverse perspectives.
April 12, 2022
Public policy professor creates data platform key to highlighting local governments' parity issues
Assistant professor of public policy, Dr. Nathan Lee, builds CivicPulse, an open-data platform available for use by both academics seeking information about local governments and by the local government officials themselves to identify issues such as gender parity. CivicPulse has collected data through surveys on some 21,000 local governments – villages, cities, towns and counties.
March 21, 2022
College of Liberal Arts honors students for writing excellence
Diverse subjects involving safety and autonomous automobiles, Black women in computing, and Italian cinema are just some of the winning entries for this year’s student writing awards, sponsored by RIT’s College of Liberal Arts.
March 15, 2022
Meet College of Liberal Arts Dean Anna Stenport
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts began the academic year under new leadership. Dean Anna Stenport joined RIT from Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts in September following a nationwide search. Stenport is a professor of communication and an expert in transnational cinema and media, modern literature and drama, and visual and cultural studies, with a focus on the Arctic and Nordic regions.
February 17, 2022
Bitcoin mining as a grid resource? 'It's complicated'
Utility Dive talks to Eric Hittinger, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Public Policy, about cryptocurrency and electricity grids.
October 20, 2021
US universities where employable liberal arts graduates are made
Study International features RIT's College of Liberal Arts and talks to Dean Anna Stenport.
June 16, 2021
RIT names Anna Westerstahl Stenport new dean of College of Liberal Arts
Stenport is currently a professor of global studies and chair of the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. She was selected as the RIT dean following a nationwide search and will begin her new leadership role Sept. 1.