Ph.D. Candidates

Young-Eun (Alicia) Ahn

Specializations:
  • Environmental Policy
  • Political Economy
  • Climate Change Governance
  • Uncertainties
Dissertation Committee Members
  • Ann Bostrom (chair)
  • Darryl J. Holman (GSR; Anthropology)
  • David F. Layton
  • Michael K. Lindell

Moroni Benally

Specializations:
  • Policy-making in Native Communities
Dissertation Committee Members
  • Laura E. Evans (chair)
  • Margaret Levi (Political Science)
  • José A. Lucero (GSR; Jackson School of International Studies)
  • Craig W. Thomas

Sarah Charnes

Specializations:
  • Anti-Poverty Policy
  • Demographics
  • Demography and Ecology
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Social Policy
  • Social Policy Implementation
  • Urban and Social Policy
Dissertation Committee Members
  • Scott W. Allard
  • Rachel Fyall
  • Jennifer Otten (GSR; School of Public Health)
  • Jacob L. Vigdor

Katherine M. Crosman

Specializations:
  • Collaborative Governance
  • Environmental Policy
Dissertation Committee Members
  • Ann Bostrom (co-chair)
  • Edward Hugh Allison (co-chair, School of Marine & Environmental Affairs)
  • Sabine Lang (Jackson School of International Studies)
  • Evelyn J. Lessard (School of Oceanography)
  • Craig W. Thomas

Amy Beck Harris

Specializations:
  • Foreign Aid
  • International Development
  • Policy Implementation
  • Mixed Methods
Dissertation Committee Members
  • Mary Kay Gugerty (chair)
  • Stephen Kosack
  • Victor A. Menaldo (Political Science)
  • Craig W. Thomas

Adam L. Hayes

Specializations:
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Network Analysis
  • Game Theory
Dissertation Committee Members
  • David Layton (Chair)
  • Justin Marlowe
  • Leigh Anderson
  • Alan Haynie (National Marine Fisheries Service)
  • Christopher Adolph (GSR)

Kelly Husted

Specializations:
  • Advocacy
  • Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Social Marketing
Dissertation Committee Members
  • David Suarez
  • Mary Kay Gugerty
  • Scott Allard
  • Jessica Rigby

Alec Kennedy

Specializations:
  • Education Policy
Dissertation Committee Members
  • Mark C. Long (chair)
  • Thomas S. Richardson (Statistics)
  • Min Sun (College of Education)
  • Jacob L. Vigdor

Helen Kilber

Specializations:
  • Education Policy
Dissertation Committee Members
  • William M. Zumeta (chair)
  • Crystal C. Hall
  • Mark C. Long
  • Jennifer Romich (School of Social Work)

Sarah Oppenheimer

Specializations:
  • Health Policy
  • Mixed Methods
  • Social Welfare Policy
Dissertation Committee Members
  • Scott W. Allard (chair)
  • Alexes Harris (Sociology)
  • Heather D. Hill
  • Robert D. Plotnick

Hilary Wething

Specializations:
  • Applied Labor Market Economics
  • Social Insurance and Public Assistance Programs
  • Well-being of Families and Households
  • Income and Social Inequality
Dissertation Committee Members
  • Heather D. Hill (chair)
  • Mark C. Long
  • Jennifer Romich (School of Social Work)
  • Jacob L. Vigdor

Sarah Williamson

Specializations:
  • Education Policy
  • Employment/Labor Policy
Dissertation Committee Members
  • Marieka Klawitter (chair)
  • Jerald R. Herting (Sociology)
  • Mark C. Long
  • William M. Zumeta

Ph.D. Students

Rebeca de Buen Kalman

Specializations:
  • Climate Policy
  • Environment
  • Sustainable Development

Emily A. Finchum

Specializations:
  • Education Policy
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Policy Implementation
  • Public Management

Matthew Fowle

Specializations:
  • Homelessness and Housing Policy
  • Poverty and Social Welfare Policy
  • Race and Social Equity
  • Program Evaluation Methods

Brenda Gellner

Specializations:
  • Social & Economic Mobility
  • Employment & Labor Policy
  • Inequality
Benjamin Glasner

Ben Glasner

Specializations:
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Regional Economic Development

Shane Johnston

Specializations:
  • Environmental Policy
  • Water Policy
  • Natural Resource Economics

Yulan Kim

Specializations:
  • International Development
  • Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Nicole Kovski

Specializations:
  • Environmental Policy
  • Natural Resource Management and Policy
  • Applied Economics

Vance Larsen

Specializations:
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Poverty

Emmi Obara

Specializations:
  • Race and Inequality
  • Social Welfare Policy

Gonnie Park

Specializations:
  • Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy
  • Performance Measurement and Evaluation
  • Interorganizational and Intersectoral Partnerships
  • Civic Engagement of Nonprofit Organizations
Veda Patwardhan

Vedavati Patwardhan

Specializations:
  • Gender
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Nutrition

Francisco Santamarina

Specializations:
  • Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy

Austin Sell

Specializations:
  • Education Policy
  • Higher Education Policy