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The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good supports research and scholarship across a variety of disciplines on subjects pertaining to public policy, citizenship development, and the pursuit of the common good.

Recent McCarthy Center Research

McCarthy Center Faculty, Staff, and students produce numerous academic research papers, articles, and more community-focused white papers each year.  Recent McCarthy Center work includes:


Project Public Service, 2003-07
Project Public Service was a comprehensive project of nearly twenty different research activities funded by a Congressionally directed grant administered through the US Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

Research topics ranged from citizenship development to investigations into specifc policy areas.  Brief descriptions of the projects can be found below: