Pitt Policy Journal

The Pitt Policy Journal (PPJ) offers you the opportunity to publish original and exemplary work and share recommended policy approaches with a broad audience. The goal of our student-led journal is to give GSPIA students a platform to conduct and present research that focuses on a diverse set of topics, with the intent to challenge existing policies by publishing the creative and innovative work of our graduate students.

Published authors have used their work to gain internships and positions in federal and local government, think tanks, nonprofits, NGOs, and the private sector. Due to the journal’s growing reputation and exposure, the most recent publication had an 11 percent increase in paper submissions and our editor applications nearly doubled.

The journal is distributed free of charge.


Pitt Policy Journal



Editorial Staff

Dijana Mujkanovic, PhD

Alexandria Smith, MPIA/JD



Erin Frank, MPIA — External Communications Officer 

Samantha Monks, MID — Online Communications Officer 

Kristin Ronzi, MPIA — Director of Operations 

Gabrielle Sinnott, MPIA — Internal Communications Officer 


Jemila Tosan Adoki, MPA

Brian Bayer, MID

Kelsey Brennan, MPIA

Megan Canfield, MPIA

William Fitzgerald, MPA 

Laura Gooding, MPIA

Claire Guth, MPPM

Macy Holloway, MID

Deborah Jennings, MPIA

Alan Katruska, MPPM 

Cameron William Lumley, MPIA

Cassidy Martin, MPA

Anneliese McCarthy, MPIA

Andrew Miller, MPIA

Lizz Piccoli, MPH/MID

Pelumi Olumbenga, MID

Caelan Hidalgo Schick, MPIA

Victoria Trimble, MPIA

Call for Submissions

The call for papers begins in November, with the final deadline for paper submissions in December. An official date will be announced closer to the deadline. You may email your submissions.

PPJ 2021

PPJ 2020

PPJ 2019