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Faculty & Research

With UC San Diego’s campus strengths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and health sciences, GPS faculty are experts at creating better design and evaluation methodologies for public policy around the globe. They are participants in far-reaching networks of government, industry and nongovernmental organizations. Discover the range of their work through our list of faculty and affiliated faculty.

Research Centers & Program

Our School is home to a number of multi-disciplinary, faculty-led research centers and programs engage students and the community and encompass a range of topics that reflect our mission. Learn more about the range and depth of our vast research interests today.

Meet Our New Faculty

GPS welcomed two new faculty members this fall who arrived with energy, enthusiasm and a diverse range of teaching experiences. Learn a little about each of them below as we asked three questions about their academic focus, research and teaching.

Studying the intersection of gender diversity and political violence
New GPS associate professor Jakana Thomas brings the effects of women’s roles in political conflicts to the forefront

Why governments repress their citizens
New associate professor Benjamin Appel studies the human rights practices of governments – and how climate change and COVID-19 are linked to civil rights issues

Read more faculty stories → GPS News