900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
The Public Policy Research Center of Willamette University works to support the policymaking process in the Northwest with high quality and timely research and analysis on topics pertaining to public policy issues. The Center is founded on the principle that collaboration and communication between the academic and policy communities can lead to better policy. In support of its mission, Center staff works with both policy and academic communities to identify research questions, to provide support for public policy oriented research by Willamette University faculty and students, and to disseminate the results of that research.
The Center sponsors conferences, seminars and workshops, popular and research publications. The Center emphasizes projects that involve interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty and students from the Willamette College of Liberal Arts, the College of Law, the Atkinson Graduate School of Management and the School of Education. In support of the University's educational mission, the Center aims to involve students in all stages of analysis and dissemination. Center staff teach one or more graduate and/or undergraduate courses related to policy analysis each year. The Center is involved in a full range of policy areas, as dictated by both the needs and interests of the academic and policy communities that it serves.