Welcome to Central Pennsylvania SSN

About the chapter

Central Pennsylvania SSN was launched in 2020, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from across central and western PA. Drawing on the research of our members we seek to contribute to more effective public policy and enhanced citizen engagement in Pennsylvania and beyond. Our scholars have interests in education and health policy, taxing and spending, and policies that promote equal rights and equal opportunity for all groups in society at the local, state and national level. 

Leaders
  • Media & Public Opinion
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Civic Engagement
Pennsylvania State University
  • Civic Engagement
  • Democracy & Governance
Pennsylvania State University
Members
  • Labor
  • Foreign Policy & Security
Pennsylvania State University
  • Media & Public Opinion
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Democracy & Governance
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Law & Courts
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Labor
University of Pittsburgh
  • Environment & Energy
  • Foreign Policy & Security
University of Pittsburgh
  • Environment & Energy
Carnegie Mellon University
  • Civic Engagement
  • Democracy & Governance
Pennsylvania State University
McCourtney Institute for Democracy
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Foreign Policy & Security
Franklin and Marshall College
  • Civic Engagement
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Health Care
Pennsylvania State University
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Public Health
Pennsylvania State University
  • Immigration
  • Foreign Policy & Security
  • Inequality
  • Labor
  • Public Health
Pennsylvania State University
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Religion & Values
  • Civic Engagement
Dickinson College
  • Environment & Energy
  • Education
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Public Health
Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
  • Economy
  • Foreign Policy & Security
  • Labor
University of Pittsburgh
  • Civic Engagement
  • Immigration
  • Race & Ethnicity
University of Pittsburgh
  • Democracy & Governance
Pennsylvania State University
  • Immigration
  • Inequality
  • Labor
The Pennsylvania State University
  • Democracy & Governance
Misericordia University
  • Criminal Justice
  • Science & Technology
  • Public Health
Pennsylvania State University

Latest Contributions

The Supreme Court and Contraception Deserts

  • Candis Watts Smith

Local Political Parties as Networks: A Guide to Self-Assessment

    Lara Putnam , Daniel Schlozman , Tabatha Abu El-Haj , Joseph Anthony , Jacob M. Grumbach , Alexander Hertel-Fernandez , Adam Seth Levine , Caroline Tervo

A Bipartisan Case for Government Spending to Devise and Evaluate Smarter Policies

  • Sarah A. Prendergast
  • Taylor Scott

Latest In the News

The Supreme Court and Contraception Deserts

  • Candis Watts Smith

Local Political Parties as Networks: A Guide to Self-Assessment

    Lara Putnam , Daniel Schlozman , Tabatha Abu El-Haj , Joseph Anthony , Jacob M. Grumbach , Alexander Hertel-Fernandez , Adam Seth Levine , Caroline Tervo

A Bipartisan Case for Government Spending to Devise and Evaluate Smarter Policies

  • Sarah A. Prendergast
  • Taylor Scott

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