Sharon Cornu

Assistant Professor of Practice of Public Policy

Professional Interests: Organizational efficacy; developing new leaders; community engagement; policy advocacy; homelessness and housing affordability; community benefits; diversity, equity and inclusion; Oakland history and futures.


At Mills Since 2015


Sharon Cornu graduated magna cum laude from Brown with a double major in American Social History and Slavic Studies. She completed a Masters in Human Services at the University of Massachusetts / Boston, an innovative competency-based program for working professionals. She is enjoying a third career, having founded a printing/media company; worked as a labor organizer and political consultant; and now leading a social service agency building a community of hope, healing and justice.


  • BA, Brown University
  • MS, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Faculty Office Hours, Spring 2020

Days Times Room
  by arrangement  

Spring 2021 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
F9:00 am-11:30 amOrganizational EfficacyGSB 117

Courses Taught

  • PPOL 116: Qualitative Methods in Policy Research
  • PPOL 180F: Organizing for Political Change
  • PPOL 216: Qualitative Methods in Policy Research
  • PPOL 220: Organizational Efficacy
  • PPOL 280F: Organizing for Political Change