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Politics, Policy & Law (PPL) Scholars


Public Affairs, School of
Kerwin Hall

Phone: (202) 885-2940 Graduate programs: Undergraduate programs:

Public Affairs, School of
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Meet the PPL Faculty & Staff

The PPL faculty and staff are committed to the teaching and development of students in the politics, policy, and law scholars program.


  1. Chris Edelson, Assistant Professor

    SPA - Government

    Chris Edelson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government. His teaching and research interests focus on presidential national security power under the U.S. Constitution. His first book, Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of… More

    Send email to Chris Edelson

    (202) 885-6218

Faculty Advisor

  1. Claire Griggs, Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

    Claire Griggs is a faculty member in the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology in the School of Public Affairs. Professor Griggs serves as the Faculty Advisor to the SPA Leadership Program and the Politics, Policy and Law (PPL) Scholars Program.… More

    Send email to Claire Griggs

    (202) 885-6684

Advisory Board

  1. Jessica Waters, Dean of Undergraduate Education & Vice Provost for Academic Student Services

    Provost, Office of the

    Jessica Waters is the Dean for Undergraduate Education and a faculty member in the School of Public Affairs as well as an adjunct faculty member at the Washington College of Law. Her research focuses primarily on reproductive rights law. Her recent w… More

    Send email to Jessica Waters

    (202) 885-2301

Program Associate

Amy Chin-Lai SPA/BA ’18