Discover the Carsey Community: Students, Alumni & Faculty

The Carsey School of Public Policy is more than a leading and nationally recognized policy education and research center – it’s a community of dedicated researchers and policy practitioners, of proven educators, of dedicated staff, and of change-making students and alumni, many of whom likely lead government and nonprofit institutions in your community. You’ll find members of the Carsey community working in all aspects of public administration and policy and community development and you’ll find them all over the world.

Below, you’ll find some information about the #CarseyCommunity and have a chance to explore the backgrounds and current roles of members of this unique, devoted, and experienced community. We welcome you to join us!

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Meet our Alumni

Carsey's alumni come from all different backgrounds and from all over the world. One thing's for certain though – they all go on to become leading Changemakers within their respective industries and organizations. On our Alumni webpage, we've pulled together a collection of articles highlighting news and biographies of Carsey alumni from all three programs: Master in Community Development, Master of Public Administration, and Master in Public Policy.

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Meet our Students

Carsey's students are on paths to become leaders within their communities and their organizations. They benefit from learning from leading researchers in the policy field and from educators with rich histories of working in policy and public administration around the country. On our Students webpage, we've provided biographical information on some of our students from all three programs: Master in Community Development, Master of Public Administration, and Master in Public Policy.

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Meet our Faculty

Proven practice in the field and the ability to effectively convey that expertise and any underlying foundational principles go hand in hand at Carsey, and it’s all due to the faculty here. The Carsey School faculty includes some of the leading policy experts in their fields, including proven practitioners from Washington, D.C., and nationally renowned experts in community development financing, demography, foreign policy, economics, and more. You’ll be glad to know you’re learning from the best when you enroll in a class at Carsey.

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Meet our Staff

Staff at the Carsey School of Public Policy come from all walks of life. One thing they all have in common though is a commitment to serving and helping students achieve their educational goals. So whether you’re looking for information on an academic program, seeking more information about our research, or reaching out regarding upcoming Carsey or NH Listens events, you can be assured that a staff member can offer the guidance you seek.

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about the Carsey School of Public Policy? Reach out to us regarding our Academic programs, Research, or just to say, "Hi!"

Degree Program Information and Inquiries

Have questions or want to discuss which Carsey School Master's degree program is right for you? Fill out the form below to request information from our Recruitment team.

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Contact Our Academic Team

Have questions or want to discuss which one of the Carsey School's programs is right for you? Schedule a time for us to talk: 

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Robin Husslage, Program Manager

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Carsey News

Each month, the Carsey School produces a variety of e-newsletters covering recent Research, Academic and General events, NH Listens news and events, and more. You can stay in touch with us by signing up for an e-newsletter below.

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Carsey in the News

A photo of a vendor at the Exeter Farmers Market selling her items to a customer. New UNH research highlights New England consumers’ perspectives of farmers markets with the goal of identifying new strategies for making these and other alternative food markets more viable for farmers and food producers.

Examining Perspectives of New England Farmers Markets

UNH research studies consumer views on farmers markets and other alternative food networks
Key Finding Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) have struggled to reach beyond a small niche market of committed consumers. While AFNs emphasize local, sustainably grown food sourced directly from small farms, UNH survey results show that attributes like taste, high quality, healthiness, and affordability are more important to most New England consumers than how the food is grown or who grows...
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Compelled by Complexities

A Profile of Carolyn Arcand
Dr. Carolyn Arcand doesn’t shy away from the issues and intricacies of the world; she embraces them.  “I'm always keeping an eye on things that are unfolding around me in terms of policy relevance,” she says. “I've always been interested in the complexity of how policies come together.”  Dr. Arcand is a senior lecturer at the Carsey School of Public Policy, where she has taught since the school’s...
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The Power of Ordinary People Driving Policy Change

A Profile of Dr. Melinda Negrón-Gonzales
In July, Dr. Melinda Negrón-Gonzales will officially make the jump from Manchester to Durham and join the faculty at the Carsey School of Public Policy. The 30-mile move may not seem all that momentous after a career that has taken Dr. Negrón-Gonzales from her hometown of Queens, New York, to New Hampshire’s Queen City, with a few stops around the world in between. However, the College of...