Director's Message


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Center for Policy Research website.  The Center  supports Rockefeller College’s goal of maintaining excellence in the field of public policy by emphasizing research on both methodological and substantive issues. CPR serves multidisciplinary, cross-departmental, and University-wide needs, and works toward increasing the University's level of sponsored research activity.  Within its broad mission, the Center has two major objectives. The first is to support and conduct research in decision and policy sciences that will contribute to the improvement of policy processes and decision making at all levels of society. 

The second is to support University faculty in obtaining research funding for policy research. The Center for Policy Research is eager to assist any faculty member in submitting grant proposals and administering projects. Furthermore, our experienced staff is able to handle administrative and financial dealings with the Office for Research, The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, and numerous funding agencies.

If you have any questions at all, I encourage you to contact me or CPR Assistant Director Amanda Carroll. I can be reached by email at or by phone at (518) 591-8729.  You can get in touch with Amanda at  or (718) 664-3373. We look forward to helping Rockefeller College faculty and staff, and the entire UAlbany community, with proposal needs.


Victor Asal, Director
Center for Policy Research
Rockefeller College for Public Affairs & Policy