New JPAM Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Couch
Kenneth Couch Selected as Next Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
January 8, 2014 09:09 AM
The Association of Public Policy and Analysis Management (APPAM) has selected Kenneth Couch, Professor at the University of Connecticut, as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM). The University of Connecticut will be the institution of record for the Journal during Couch’s five-year term, which will begin in July. JPAM is the leading journal in the field of public policy and public management.
Couch received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin. His research interests include a wide ranging set of topics dealing with disadvantaged groups in society and the labor market and public policies designed to assist them. Couch has written extensively about the experiences of workers who experience layoffs, groups who are historically discriminated against in the labor market, and evaluated the effects of many different public programs, such as workfare and Social Security. Couch previously served as an Associate Editor of JPAM under the current Editor-in-Chief, Maureen Pirog.
The mission of the University of Connecticut's Department of Public Policy (DPP) is to provide high quality policy analysis, program evaluation, and survey research for investigating important public problems facing Connecticut and the nation. “UConn strives to be nationally and internationally known for the highest quality research, teaching, and public service in the areas of public policy, public administration, and survey research,” said APPAM Executive Director Tara Sheehan. “Their commitment to the highest standards of instruction, scholarship, and outreach makes it the perfect home for JPAM in the coming years.”
"I am excited to have Ken step in as JPAM editor. His experience and insight will be critical to the Journal's continuing success," said outgoing APPAM President Paul Decker. "I also congratulate Maureen for transforming JPAM during her time as editor, creating the pre-eminent forum for research on policy and public management issues."
JPAM was founded by APPAM in 1981 through the merger of two journals: Policy Analysis and Public Policy. The Journal has been published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell since its inception. This peer-reviewed research journal disseminates the highest quality multidisciplinary research in public policy and management, building a professional community of scholars and practitioners devoted to more effective policy analysis and management. JPAM welcomes unsolicited manuscripts from all sources.
ABOUT APPAM: The Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education. APPAM promotes its mission through a multidisciplinary annual research conference that attracts the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues, and is structured to encourage substantive interaction among participants.