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Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I’m currently a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in political science and mathematics with a minor in leadership and communications through the ALEC Department! On campus, I’m involved in NHRI Leadership Mentoring and the University...
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I am currently a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am a member of Pi Beta Phi on campus and am the Social and Recruitment Chair for the club MEDLIFE. In my free time, I love reading, going to coffee shops with friends, relaxing and watching...
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I am a second year student at UNL who is originally from Lake Winnebago, Missouri. On campus, I am involved in the Business Honors Academy, Clifton Builders program, and as a Residential Assistant for the honors dorm. Off campus, I am a CrossFit coach and...
Dr. Jolene Palmer, School Safety Director for the Nebraska Department of Education, has been a longtime partner of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. Over the past year, Dr. Palmer and her team, along with Dr. Mario Scalora and Dr. Denise Bulling, have been leading efforts to provide...
Meet one of our threat assessment students at the PPC! We spoke with Lillian (Lily) Bopp whose research interests center on the assessment and management of individuals with sexual and stalking offenses, and the effectiveness of different intervention strategies used to manage the individuals...
Meet one of our threat assessment students at the PPC! We spoke with Rasmus Grydehoej whose research interests are currently centered around the identification, assessment, and management of targeted violence, with a particular interest in furthering the empirical understanding of the warning...
Staff Snapshot: Meet some of the researchers and staff members who make PPC such a great place to work! For today's staff snapshot, we spoke with Research Manager, Jennifer Farley, whose work focuses on education, and includes research and evaluation projects specific to school culture and climate...
Staff Snapshot: Meet some of the researchers and staff members who make PPC such a great place to work! For today's staff snapshot, we spoke with Liz Green, our grants and contracts coordinator, who assists researchers with developing and submitting their grant proposals and helps manage awarded...
Beginning this month, the Public Policy Center will be featuring partner highlights to shine a light on some of the impactful work being done by our project collaborators and partners. Our very first partner highlight is Kerri Peterson of Region V Systems. Kerri is project director of the SAMHSA...
The "Nebraska Needs You" statewide suicide prevention campaign is working with suicide prevention groups around the state to help raise awareness and help people know the warning signs. In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which happens in September, a new statewide multimedia campaign is...
The Public Policy Center and the Nebraska Department of Education are continuing their efforts to provide threat assessment training to Nebraska schools. This virtual K-12 school team training supports the Safe2Help report hotline, which has been funded by the Nebraska Legislature. It aims to help...
Staff Snapshot: Meet some of the researchers and staff members who make PPC such a great place to work! For today's staff spotlight, we spoke with Information Technology Specialist, Matt Luther, whose interests include network administration and learning about the latest trends in technology. Q&A...
Staff Snapshot: Meet some of the researchers and staff members who make PPC such a great place to work! For today's staff snapshot, we spoke with Research Specialist, Ashley Miller, whose work focuses on individual and community resiliency. Q&A with Ashley Miller: What is something you have learned...
Staff Snapshot: Meet some of the researchers and staff members who make PPC such a great place to work! For today's staff snapshot, we spoke with Research Specialist, Megan Allen, whose interests include behavioral health topics, such as suicide prevention and mental health policy. Q&A with Megan...
Staff Snapshot: Meet some of the researchers and staff members who make PPC such a great place to work! For today's staff snapshot, we spoke with Senior Research Specialist, Quinn Lewandowski, whose areas of interests include behavioral health and policy, statistics, mental and physical health, and...
Staff Snapshot: Meet some of the researchers and staff members who make PPC such a great place to work! For today's staff snapshot, we spoke with Research Specialist, Lindsey Button, who has a background in biology and currently works on several disaster behavioral health projects Q&A with Lindsey...
Be sure to check out Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention on Facebook and Instagram stories, because from now until Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, we will be sharing pictures from around the PPC office as we all #take5tosavelives. You can do it too! Just follow this link to Take 5...
Staff Snapshot: Meet some of the researchers and staff members who make PPC such a great place to work! For today's staff snapshot, we spoke with Senior Research Manager, Janell Walther, whose work focuses on helping communicate complex ideas to publics and policymakers to improve decision-making. Q...
Staff Snapshot: Meet some of the researchers and staff members who make PPC such a great place to work! For today's staff snapshot, we spoke with Senior Design Specialist, Stacie Kotschwar, who leads our graphic design team. Q&A with Stacie Kotschwar: What is something you have learned from your...
Staff Snapshot: Meet some of the researchers and staff members who make PPC such a great place to work! For today's staff snapshot, we spoke with Research Specialist, Elizabeth Gleason, who has experience as a research analyst focusing on safety net and child support policy. Q&A with Elizabeth...