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  • Daniel Amoruso

    Daniel Amoruso

    Education:
    BS Criminal Justice, Boise State University
    BA Emergency and Disaster Management & Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Studies, American Military University
    MA Security Studies, University of Massachusetts – Lowell
    MS Forensic Psychology – Arizona State University

    Research Interests:
    Terrorism/counterterrorism, domestic extremism, refugee policy, terrorist groups and the use of Special Operations Forces in Africa, immigration policy, and disaster response policy.

    Faculty Advisors: Dr. Michael Allen & Dr. Luke Fowler

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-amoruso-4b809a78
    Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dan-Amoruso

    Education:
    BS Criminal Justice, Boise State University
    BA Emergency and Disaster Management & Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Studies, American Military University
    MA Security Studies, University of Massachusetts – Lowell
    MS Forensic Psychology – Arizona State University

    Research Interests:
    Terrorism/counterterrorism, domestic extremism, refugee policy, terrorist groups and the use of Special Operations Forces in Africa, immigration policy, and disaster response policy.

    Faculty Advisors: Dr. Michael Allen & Dr. Luke Fowler

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-amoruso-4b809a78
    Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dan-Amoruso

  • mark arnstein

    Mark Arstein

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    BS in Political Science, Boise State University
    MPA, Idaho State University

    Research Interests:
    Philanthropy and Higher Education
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Fredericksen

    Education:
    BS in Political Science, Boise State University
    MPA, Idaho State University

    Research Interests:
    Philanthropy and Higher Education
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Fredericksen

  • Kent Banner

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Brigham Young University
    Master of Business Administration, Portland State University

    Research Interests:
    Federalism; State vs. Federal authority in policy making; Implications of trends in the balance of power between state and federal government policy making.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gary Moncrief

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Brigham Young University
    Master of Business Administration, Portland State University

    Research Interests:
    Federalism; State vs. Federal authority in policy making; Implications of trends in the balance of power between state and federal government policy making.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gary Moncrief

  • Karen Bubb

    Karen Bubb

    Education:
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Oregon, 1990
    Masters of Public Administration, Boise State University, 2008
    Certificate in Community and Regional Planning, Boise State University, 2008

    Research Interests:
    I’m interested in cultural policy, cultural planning, cultural philanthropy, cultural administration, social equity, diversity and justice issues. I’m particularly interested in these issues on a municipal, local government level.

    Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Amanda Ashley

    Education:
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Oregon, 1990
    Masters of Public Administration, Boise State University, 2008
    Certificate in Community and Regional Planning, Boise State University, 2008

    Research Interests:
    I’m interested in cultural policy, cultural planning, cultural philanthropy, cultural administration, social equity, diversity and justice issues. I’m particularly interested in these issues on a municipal, local government level.

    Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Amanda Ashley

  • Mackenzie Case

    Environmental Policy and Administration

    Education:
    B.A. in Politics, Cornell College (2011);
    Master in Public Administration, Emphasis in Environmental, Natural Resource and Energy Policy and Administration, Boise State University (2017)

    Research Interests:
    Public lands policy; protected areas; land management; conservation planning; comparative research; GIS

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Freemuth

    Education:
    B.A. in Politics, Cornell College (2011);
    Master in Public Administration, Emphasis in Environmental, Natural Resource and Energy Policy and Administration, Boise State University (2017)

    Research Interests:
    Public lands policy; protected areas; land management; conservation planning; comparative research; GIS

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Freemuth

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    Kym Couch

    Education:
    BA: Political Science, Boise State University, MPS, Boise State University, Intermediate American Sign Language Certificate

    Research Interests:
    Disability Policy, Deaf Studies, state legislature.

    Advisor: Dr. Ross Burkhart

    Fall 2019 Cohort

    Education:
    BA: Political Science, Boise State University, MPS, Boise State University, Intermediate American Sign Language Certificate

    Research Interests:
    Disability Policy, Deaf Studies, state legislature.

    Advisor: Dr. Ross Burkhart

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    Melanie Fillmore

    Education: 
    BS Political Science: International Relations, Boise State University
    MA Political Science, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    American Indigenous Sovereignty and Institutions, US Settler-Colonialism and Authority, Intergovernmental Relations and Policy with American Indigenous Peoples. Urban Indigenous Peoples. Decolonial and Indigenous Methodologies.

    Education: 
    BS Political Science: International Relations, Boise State University
    MA Political Science, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    American Indigenous Sovereignty and Institutions, US Settler-Colonialism and Authority, Intergovernmental Relations and Policy with American Indigenous Peoples. Urban Indigenous Peoples. Decolonial and Indigenous Methodologies.

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    Dalten Fox

    Education:
    BA in Political Science, Colorado State University
    Master of Public Administration, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Communism/Marxism, rural values and identity, rural governance, strategic language and communication, social equity and justice, and indigenous governance and wisdom.

    Advisor:
    Dr. Ana-Maria Dimand

    Education:
    BA in Political Science, Colorado State University
    Master of Public Administration, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Communism/Marxism, rural values and identity, rural governance, strategic language and communication, social equity and justice, and indigenous governance and wisdom.

    Advisor:
    Dr. Ana-Maria Dimand

  • Sydney Fox

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Boise State University
    Master of Public Administration, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Court Administration, Criminal Justice Policy, Punishment and Sentencing, Drug Control Policy, Victimology, Criminology and Deviance, Program Evaluation

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Fredericksen

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Boise State University
    Master of Public Administration, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Court Administration, Criminal Justice Policy, Punishment and Sentencing, Drug Control Policy, Victimology, Criminology and Deviance, Program Evaluation

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Fredericksen

  • Kimberly Gardner

    Kimberly Gardner

    State and Local Government

    Education:

    Research Interests:

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Lindquist

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    Research Interests:

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Lindquist

  • Laren Hunter

    Lauren Golden-Hunter

    Environment Natural Resources and Energy

    Education:
    B.S. Biology, Appalachian State University
    M.S. Geography, Appalachian State University
    PhD Candidate, Public Policy and Administration, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Food Systems

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Monica Hubbard

    Education:
    B.S. Biology, Appalachian State University
    M.S. Geography, Appalachian State University
    PhD Candidate, Public Policy and Administration, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Food Systems

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Monica Hubbard

  • Professor Griswold

    Carolyn Griswold

    Fall 2020 Cohort

    Education
    Bachelors of Science, Mathematics, Brigham Young University
    Master of Public Administration, Social Innovation minor, Brigham Young University
    Marriott School Global Management Certificate and Spanish Language Certificate, Brigham Young University

    Research Interests
    Local and state government, Latinx farmworkers, gender issues, environmental justice and risk perception theory

    Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Witt

    Education
    Bachelors of Science, Mathematics, Brigham Young University
    Master of Public Administration, Social Innovation minor, Brigham Young University
    Marriott School Global Management Certificate and Spanish Language Certificate, Brigham Young University

    Research Interests
    Local and state government, Latinx farmworkers, gender issues, environmental justice and risk perception theory

    Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Witt

  • Jenni Gudapati

    Jenni Gudapati

    Education:
    MBA, Executive Program, Boise State University, 2012
    ADN, Associates Degree Nursing (Registered Nurse), Treasure Valley Community College, 2002
    Bachelor General Studies, University of Idaho, 1996

    Research Interests:
    Healthcare Transformation, Value-Based Healthcare, Patient-Centered Healthcare. Jenni has a big advantage due to her being an experienced Registered CCU/ER/Home Health Nurse along with her MBA which gives her insight to conduct research on healthcare policy looking through both the clinician and business lens. A Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration will give her a near trifecta to help drive change within the state of Idaho and in healthcare overall.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephen Utych and Dr. Shikhar Sarin

    Education:
    MBA, Executive Program, Boise State University, 2012
    ADN, Associates Degree Nursing (Registered Nurse), Treasure Valley Community College, 2002
    Bachelor General Studies, University of Idaho, 1996

    Research Interests:
    Healthcare Transformation, Value-Based Healthcare, Patient-Centered Healthcare. Jenni has a big advantage due to her being an experienced Registered CCU/ER/Home Health Nurse along with her MBA which gives her insight to conduct research on healthcare policy looking through both the clinician and business lens. A Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration will give her a near trifecta to help drive change within the state of Idaho and in healthcare overall.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephen Utych and Dr. Shikhar Sarin

  • Kathy Hurley

    Kathleen E. Hurley

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    BA – Economics, Claremont McKenna College
    BBA – Accounting, Boise State University
    MS – Accounting and Taxation, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Environmental and energy policy mechanisms and accounting/taxation implications; nexus between state renewable portfolio standards and federal policy; energy and environmental policy frameworks specifically advocacy coalition framework and narrative framework; natural and social capital.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Frederickson

    Inaugural Cohort, Fall 2013

    Education:
    BA – Economics, Claremont McKenna College
    BBA – Accounting, Boise State University
    MS – Accounting and Taxation, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Environmental and energy policy mechanisms and accounting/taxation implications; nexus between state renewable portfolio standards and federal policy; energy and environmental policy frameworks specifically advocacy coalition framework and narrative framework; natural and social capital.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Frederickson

  • Norma Jaeger

    Norma Jaeger

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, Boise College
    Master of Science Health Services Management, Whitworth College

    Research Interests:
    Court Administration and Judicial Leadership, Procedural Justice, Criminal Justice System Reform and System Change Implementation, Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice System interaction

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gregory Hill

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, Boise College
    Master of Science Health Services Management, Whitworth College

    Research Interests:
    Court Administration and Judicial Leadership, Procedural Justice, Criminal Justice System Reform and System Change Implementation, Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice System interaction

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gregory Hill

  • Autumn T. Johnson

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    BA, Women’s Studies, University of Arizona
    JD, University of Oregon School of Law
    MBA, Seattle University

    Research Interests:
    Environmental, Food, Agriculture, Energy, and Animal Law and Policy

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Lindquist

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    Education:
    BA, Women’s Studies, University of Arizona
    JD, University of Oregon School of Law
    MBA, Seattle University

    Research Interests:
    Environmental, Food, Agriculture, Energy, and Animal Law and Policy

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Lindquist

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  • bryant jones

    Bryant Jones

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    Bachelor of Environmental Biology and Political Science, University of Vermont
    Master of Public Administration, The George Washington University
    Certificate of Teaching English as a Second Language, Peking University

    Research Interests:
    Bryant researches topics at the nexus of energy policy, public policy, and international affairs. Bryant investigates how society, economics, politics, and technology influence the ongoing clean and low-carbon energy transition occurring around the globe, with a specific focus on geothermal energy technologies.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jen Schneider

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    Education:
    Bachelor of Environmental Biology and Political Science, University of Vermont
    Master of Public Administration, The George Washington University
    Certificate of Teaching English as a Second Language, Peking University

    Research Interests:
    Bryant researches topics at the nexus of energy policy, public policy, and international affairs. Bryant investigates how society, economics, politics, and technology influence the ongoing clean and low-carbon energy transition occurring around the globe, with a specific focus on geothermal energy technologies.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jen Schneider

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  • jonathan krutz

    Jonathan Krutz

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    MBA, Entrepreneurial Management, University of Iowa, 1993
    BA, Philosophy and Humanities, Valparaiso (Indiana) University, 1984

    Research Interests:
    Gambling Studies, Local Open Space and Land Use Issues, Hospice and End-of-Life Care, Conflict Resolution

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Witt and Dr. Jessica Wells

    Education:
    MBA, Entrepreneurial Management, University of Iowa, 1993
    BA, Philosophy and Humanities, Valparaiso (Indiana) University, 1984

    Research Interests:
    Gambling Studies, Local Open Space and Land Use Issues, Hospice and End-of-Life Care, Conflict Resolution

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Witt and Dr. Jessica Wells

  • abby lee

    Abby Lee

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    B.A. in Communications, Public Relations emphasis, Brigham Young University
    M.S. in Instructional and Performance Technology, College of Engineering, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Education reform policies, school board governance, non-profit management and governance, network governance, public management and organizational theory, performance management. Abby Lee’s research interests include state-led education reform policies and school board governance. Her research is initially focused on the school board’s role in education reform movements and policy implementation. She is also interested in researching the nature of community/ school partnerships and the role of citizen/community engagement in education reform efforts.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gregory Hill

    Inaugural Cohort, Fall 2013

    Education:
    B.A. in Communications, Public Relations emphasis, Brigham Young University
    M.S. in Instructional and Performance Technology, College of Engineering, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Education reform policies, school board governance, non-profit management and governance, network governance, public management and organizational theory, performance management. Abby Lee’s research interests include state-led education reform policies and school board governance. Her research is initially focused on the school board’s role in education reform movements and policy implementation. She is also interested in researching the nature of community/ school partnerships and the role of citizen/community engagement in education reform efforts.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gregory Hill

  • Amy Lorenzo

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    BA in Sociology, University of New Orleans
    MPA, Louisiana State University
    Presidential Management Fellow
    Certified Public Manager

    Research Interests:
    Participatory governance, gender issues, and postsecondary education with a focus on professional-technical education (PTE). Amy is particularly interested in PTE trends as they related to workforce needs and a nationally renewed focus on postsecondary education.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Witt

    Inaugural Cohort, Fall 2013

    Education:
    BA in Sociology, University of New Orleans
    MPA, Louisiana State University
    Presidential Management Fellow
    Certified Public Manager

    Research Interests:
    Participatory governance, gender issues, and postsecondary education with a focus on professional-technical education (PTE). Amy is particularly interested in PTE trends as they related to workforce needs and a nationally renewed focus on postsecondary education.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Witt

  • krista lyons

    Krista Lyons

    Environment Natural Resources and Energy

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts and Science with Distinction, University of Delaware
    Master of Science in Physiology, Hershey Medical School, Penn State University
    Master of Business Administration, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Wildlife Conservation & Management Policy, Wildlife – Human Conflict Policy, Biodiversity Conservation Policy, GAP Analysis USGS, PAD-US, Boise Foothills Open Space Management Policy Faculty Advisor: Dr. Monica Hubbard

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Monica Hubbard

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts and Science with Distinction, University of Delaware
    Master of Science in Physiology, Hershey Medical School, Penn State University
    Master of Business Administration, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Wildlife Conservation & Management Policy, Wildlife – Human Conflict Policy, Biodiversity Conservation Policy, GAP Analysis USGS, PAD-US, Boise Foothills Open Space Management Policy Faculty Advisor: Dr. Monica Hubbard

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Monica Hubbard

  • Amanda Miller

    Amanda K. Miller, MBA

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    BS – Secondary Education, Idaho State University
    MBA, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Working with morality policies and the “politics of sin,” as well as an interest in education policy administration.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jessica Wells

    Fall 2018 Cohort (F14)

    Education:
    BS – Secondary Education, Idaho State University
    MBA, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    Working with morality policies and the “politics of sin,” as well as an interest in education policy administration.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jessica Wells

  • Michael Miller

    Michael W. Miller

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Political Science – Weber State University
    Bachelor of Art, Philosophy – Weber State University
    Master of Public Administration – Southern Utah University

    Research Interests:
    Political Philosophy, Phronetic Social Science, Rhetoricism, and the use of Verbal Virtuosity in political and policy speech.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Political Science – Weber State University
    Bachelor of Art, Philosophy – Weber State University
    Master of Public Administration – Southern Utah University

    Research Interests:
    Political Philosophy, Phronetic Social Science, Rhetoricism, and the use of Verbal Virtuosity in political and policy speech.

  • Yesse Charles Mwihambi

    Fall 2018 Cohort (F17)
  • sasha oconnell

    Sasha O’Connell

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Washington
    Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Washington
    Master of Science in Economics & Policy Analysis, with distinction, DePaul University

    Research Interests:
    State legislatures, administrative rule making, family financial stability, policy design for democratic engagement, and government transparency.

    Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Sanghee Park

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Washington
    Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Washington
    Master of Science in Economics & Policy Analysis, with distinction, DePaul University

    Research Interests:
    State legislatures, administrative rule making, family financial stability, policy design for democratic engagement, and government transparency.

    Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Sanghee Park

  • Ashley Orme

    Ashley Orme

    Education: Boise State University, BA in Sociology, Minor in Gender Studies, Certificate in Dispute Resolution; Portland State University, MA Conflict Resolution

    FacultyAdvisor: Dr. Stephen Utych

    Education: Boise State University, BA in Sociology, Minor in Gender Studies, Certificate in Dispute Resolution; Portland State University, MA Conflict Resolution

    FacultyAdvisor: Dr. Stephen Utych

  • Ryan Peck

    Ryan Peck

    Fall 2021 Cohort

    Education:
    Bachelor Science in Ecology – Idaho State University
    Master of Science in Biology – Idaho State University

    Research Interests:
    Collaborative environmental governance; youth participation and engagement related to climate change mitigation and sustainability; species conservation; socio-environmental systems; and innovative mechanisms to instill resilience and adaptiveness in youth – among many other interests!

    Advisor: Stephanie Witt

    Education:
    Bachelor Science in Ecology – Idaho State University
    Master of Science in Biology – Idaho State University

    Research Interests:
    Collaborative environmental governance; youth participation and engagement related to climate change mitigation and sustainability; species conservation; socio-environmental systems; and innovative mechanisms to instill resilience and adaptiveness in youth – among many other interests!

    Advisor: Stephanie Witt

  • Jasmine Platt

    Jasmine Platt

    Education: BA in English, Writing (Modernist Poetry) (Boise State, 2015); Master of Public Administration (MPA, Boise State, 2019)

    Research Interests: government contracting, privatization, politicization, agency capture, public service motivation, and intersectoral regulatory compliance

    Advisors:  Dr. Steve Utych (co-chair) and Dr. Ana Maria Dimand (co-chair)

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    Education: BA in English, Writing (Modernist Poetry) (Boise State, 2015); Master of Public Administration (MPA, Boise State, 2019)

    Research Interests: government contracting, privatization, politicization, agency capture, public service motivation, and intersectoral regulatory compliance

    Advisors:  Dr. Steve Utych (co-chair) and Dr. Ana Maria Dimand (co-chair)

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  • Annie Ponce

    Annie Ponce

    Education:
    Bachelor of International Relations, Catholic University of Honduras
    Master in Political Science, University of Salamanca

    Research Interests: Immigration policy, gender equity, Latin American development, non-profit and international organizations

    Advisor: Dr. Sanghee Park

    Education:
    Bachelor of International Relations, Catholic University of Honduras
    Master in Political Science, University of Salamanca

    Research Interests: Immigration policy, gender equity, Latin American development, non-profit and international organizations

    Advisor: Dr. Sanghee Park

  • terry-rich

    Terry Rich

    Environment Natural Resources and Energy

    Education:
    B.S. Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin – Madison (1972);
    M.S. Zoology, Idaho State University, Pocatello (1977)

    Research Interests:
    I would like to bring the natural resource policies of federal public land agencies and state wildlife agencies more in line with the current values of the American people. Society has moved strongly in the direction of non-consumptive uses, but policies are stuck in the consumptive realm of past generations. This will require new research on values, and new proposals in political arenas.

    Publications: (https://sites.google.com/a/boisestate.edu/public-policy-and-administration/photo-album/phd)
    Migratory Bird Treaty Act is now live! Of the first magnitude BirdWatching magazine, August 2016: Birdwatching Daily Featured Story

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Monica Hubbard

    Education:
    B.S. Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin – Madison (1972);
    M.S. Zoology, Idaho State University, Pocatello (1977)

    Research Interests:
    I would like to bring the natural resource policies of federal public land agencies and state wildlife agencies more in line with the current values of the American people. Society has moved strongly in the direction of non-consumptive uses, but policies are stuck in the consumptive realm of past generations. This will require new research on values, and new proposals in political arenas.

    Publications: (https://sites.google.com/a/boisestate.edu/public-policy-and-administration/photo-album/phd)
    Migratory Bird Treaty Act is now live! Of the first magnitude BirdWatching magazine, August 2016: Birdwatching Daily Featured Story

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Monica Hubbard

  • john riggins

    John Riggins

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education, Occupational Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
    Master of Public Administration, University of Oklahoma

    Research Interests:
    Intergovernmental cooperative public purchasing, citizen/target population policy development and program delivery engagement strategies and methods, public/private/NGO cooperative/collaborative local community solution development strategies

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Fredericksen

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education, Occupational Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
    Master of Public Administration, University of Oklahoma

    Research Interests:
    Intergovernmental cooperative public purchasing, citizen/target population policy development and program delivery engagement strategies and methods, public/private/NGO cooperative/collaborative local community solution development strategies

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Fredericksen

  • megan simila

    Megan Simila

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Biology Education from Northwest Nazarene University
    Masters in Philosophy in Child and Adolescent Counselling from University of Cambridge

    Research Interests:
    Higher education access, community support for education, school success indicators, historically underrepresented populations, TRIO policies

    Faculty Advisory: Dr. Chris Birdsall

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Biology Education from Northwest Nazarene University
    Masters in Philosophy in Child and Adolescent Counselling from University of Cambridge

    Research Interests:
    Higher education access, community support for education, school success indicators, historically underrepresented populations, TRIO policies

    Faculty Advisory: Dr. Chris Birdsall

  • Lachelle Smith

    Lachelle Smith

    Education:
    Bachelor of Music, Brigham Young University
    Master of Public Policy, University of Minnesota

    Research Interests: health policy and politics, policy implementation, and the impact of language and communication on decision making

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steve Utych

    Education:
    Bachelor of Music, Brigham Young University
    Master of Public Policy, University of Minnesota

    Research Interests: health policy and politics, policy implementation, and the impact of language and communication on decision making

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steve Utych

  • Brian Stelbotsky

    Brian Stelbotsky

    Education: BA, Philosophy and English Writing, University of Pittsburgh; MPA, University of Pittsburgh

    Research Interests: higher education governance and reform, non-citizen public participation and constructions of group membership, classification systems and issues of categorization, philosophy of language

    Education: BA, Philosophy and English Writing, University of Pittsburgh; MPA, University of Pittsburgh

    Research Interests: higher education governance and reform, non-citizen public participation and constructions of group membership, classification systems and issues of categorization, philosophy of language

  • Sunny Wallace

    Sunny Wallace

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    BA Psychology, Tulane University
    Master’s of Public Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia

    Research Interests:
    Principal agent theory, dying in America, hospital bureaucracies, and hospital policies around treatment of terminal illness.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Frederickson

    Inaugural Cohort, Fall 2013

    Education:
    BA Psychology, Tulane University
    Master’s of Public Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia

    Research Interests:
    Principal agent theory, dying in America, hospital bureaucracies, and hospital policies around treatment of terminal illness.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Frederickson

  • bryon Welch

    Bryon Welch

    State and Local Government

    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Brigham Young University-Idaho
    Master of Public Administration, Boise State University
    Graduate Certificate, Geographic Information Analysis, Boise State University
    Graduate Certificate, Community and Regional Planning, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    State legislatures, interest group lobbying, public transportation.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Witt

    Inaugural Cohort, Fall 2013

    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Brigham Young University-Idaho
    Master of Public Administration, Boise State University
    Graduate Certificate, Geographic Information Analysis, Boise State University
    Graduate Certificate, Community and Regional Planning, Boise State University

    Research Interests:
    State legislatures, interest group lobbying, public transportation.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Witt

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