Brown University
Public Policy


Public Policy advisors

Advice about declaring for the concentration, internships, research assistantships, and awards is provided by Tony Levitas, Director of the Public Policy concentration and Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and Academic Program Manager Melissa Nicholaus. Tony Levitas also advises in the areas of local governance, intergovernmental fiscal relations, international development and education finanance and governance.

Concentration Advisors

Geri Augusto 

Visiting Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Africana Studies 
Advising areas: Environmental policy; technology policy
Interests: Science and technology policy and higher education policy in the Global South; interaction between techno-sciences and indigenous knowledge in Southern Africa, Brazil, the U.S., and the Caribbean; black transnationalism; and visuality, orality and digitality in Africa and the African Diaspora

Ross Cheit

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Advising area: Government, law, and ethics
Interests: Criminal justice, child abuse, ethics in government, the politics of food

Kevin Escudero 

Assistant Professor of American Studies
Advising areas: Immigration policy, social movements
Interests: Immigration and refugee studies, race and ethnicity, law and society

Alan Harlam

Director of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Swearer Center for Public Service
Adjunct Lecturer in International and Public Affairs  
Advising areas: Engaged scholars; social entrepreneurship.
Interests: Social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, innovation, human-centered design

Susan Moffitt

Mary Tefft and John Hazen White Sr. Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Advising areas: Education policy; health policy; social policy
Interests: Policy implementation, American political development, public bureaucracy, education policy, maternal and child health policy, pharmaceutical regulation