David L. Rousseau
A Message from the Dean
On behalf of the faculty and staff, I welcome you to the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany is proud to be among the top schools of public affairs in the country according to U.S. News and World Report. Our mission is to prepare students so that they can contribute to public service in a myriad of ways—as citizens, as professionals and as future educators. We do this through a series of undergraduate and graduate degree programs which place our graduates in critical positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors both in the United States and around the globe. Alumni of our doctoral programs in political science and public administration are on the faculties of universities and colleges throughout the country.
The College continues the legacy of Governor Rockefeller by emphasizing research that matters—focusing on many of the most pressing challenges facing the country today, including health policy, financial market reform, non-profit management, campaign finance reform, e-government, immigration, homeland security and terrorism. Since Rockefeller College is located in the capital of one of the largest seats of government in the United States, we naturally also emphasize enduring topics such as federalism, intergovernmental relations and state and local government. This is accomplished by the research activities of faculty and staff, regularly scheduled seminars and speaker series, student research and internships, and professional outreach to governmental agencies, the legislature and nonprofit organizations.
David L. Rousseau, Dean
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy