About the Rockefeller School
The John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics is an interdisciplinary unit within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. By formally linking the existing departments of Political Science and Public Administration and the degree programs in International Studies, Leadership Studies and Legal Studies, we aim to provide students with high-quality education in these fields; produce cutting-edge research with important prescriptive implications; and work with partners in the University community and government offices to support the creation of public policies that will improve the quality of life for West Virginians and people around the world.
Who we are
Rockefeller Scholarship recipients Kent Walker and Perri Williams, both students in the Department of Public Administration, spent summer 2019 working on community development projects in Hamlin, West Virginia. Williams created a turn-key implementation report on a downtown placemaking project, while Walker collaborated with community partners to develop a downtown business district proposal.
Senator John Davison (Jay) Rockefeller IV served the people and state of West Virginia for more than half a century. In 2014, he donated his papers documenting his 30-year career in the United States Senate to the WVU Libraries’ West Virginia and Regional History Center. Visit the digital archive.View the archives.
“Students will become tomorrow’s leaders and public servants. To do so, they will have to have a deep and abiding understanding that life is more meaningful if it is lived serving others. But they will also be thinkers, digging into a great range of issues with seriousness and a persistent pursuit of answers, solutions and bold new ideas.”
–U.S. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV