This is an exciting time for PAM, and for public policy at Cornell, with the recent naming of the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, and appointment of Colleen Barry as the inaugural Dean. Dean Barry will begin her term on September 15th.

Colleen Barry standing outside, wearing red blazerColleen Barry, Dean, Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy


The Cornell Brooks School's founding faculty will consist of members of the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, some members of the Department of Government and a selection of faculty from across the university who engage directly with policy-related questions.

Undergraduate students majoring in Policy Analysis and Management and Health Care Policy will become part of the new school, as will masters students enrolled in the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and the Sloan Program in Health Administration, and PhD students in the field of Policy Analysis and Management. The Cornell Brooks School will also include the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, Cornell in Washington, and Capital Semester, providing exciting new applied policy experiences for our students and further elevating public policy at Cornell.

As with every transition, some changes will occur immediately, and some will roll out over time. The Cornell Brooks School is poised to become a prominent addition to the global policy stage, and PAM is delighted to contribute its deep policy expertise to this important new endeavor.

If you have any questions regarding our exciting transition, please email