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Dr. Kevin P. Donnelly

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Associate Professor of Political Science; Graduate Program Chair, MPA
Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 202

BS, Providence College
MA, University of Rhode Island
PhD, Northeastern University

Dr. Kevin Donnelly is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, and Coordinator of the Master of Public Administration Program. Dr. Donnelly is also the 2015 recipient of the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. He teaches courses in American Government, state and local government, and public policy. His research interests are in the areas of language in politics, and health and social welfare policy. Dr. Donnelly co-authored a book titled Foreign Remedies: What the Experience of Other Nations Can Tell Us about Next Steps in Reforming U.S. Health Care with David Rochefort. He has also published in Polity, the Journal of Policy History, Harvard Health Policy Review, and Medicine and Health Rhode Island, authored a number of book chapters, and frequently presents his work at professional conferences. Dr. Donnelly's current research focuses on the language of political actors involved in advancing policy ideas and interests.