2009 Graduates

CLARK, CATHERINE. "Environmental Justice and Energy Production: Coal-Fired Power Plants in Illinois" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/9770

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Sociology), Roger Hammer & Mark Edwards
  • Policy Interests: Environmental
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

GAID, DAWN MARIE. "Changing Federal County Payments and Rural Oregon Counties:  Analysis of Policy Impacts and Responses in Selected Oregon Counties" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/13139

  • Committee: Bruce Weber (Chair), Brent Steel & Denise Lach
  • Policy Interests: Environmental/Rural
  • Internship: Association of Oregon Counties
  • Awards: Ford Family Foundation Fellowship

GAGNIER, CLIFF. “Retirement Age Migration to and from Oregon: Who is still on the Oregon Trail?” http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/11749

  • Committee: Roger Hammer (Chair), Lori Cramer & Mark Edwards
  • Policy Interests: Environmental
  • Internship: Governor’s Office, State of Oregon

GOSCHKE, LAUREN. "The Federal Trust Responsibility and Treaty Protected Resources on Ceded Public Lands: A Huckleberry Case Study" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/12007

  • Committee: Rebecca Warner (Chair), Brent Steel & Norm Johnson
  • Policy Interests: Environmental/Rural
  • Internship: USDA Forest Service
  • Awards: Scholarship to attend the National Education for Women's Leadership Conference; Richardson Family Scholarship (College of Forestry)
  • Dual Graduate Degree: Forest Resources

HAMMOND, D'ANNE. "Low Income Weatherization in Rural Oregon: Practical and Policy Limitations in Providing More Low Income Households" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/12369

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Lori Cramer & Leslie Richards
  • Policy Interests: Rural/Social
  • Internship: Oregon Center for Public Policy
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

KELLEHER, BRIDGET. "Analysis of the Effects of Head Start on the Long Term Educational Achievements of Participants: Elements of Agreement, Conflict, and Gaps" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/12504

  • Committee: Robert Sahr (Chair), Michelle Inderbitzen & Robert McDermitt
  • Policy Interests: Social/Education
  • Internship: Governor’s Office, State of Oregon State University
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship; International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

MYERS, SARAH. "The Well-Being of Oregonians: Measuring Social Well-Being through Oregon's Benchmarks" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/11823

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Rebecca Warner & Lena Etuk
  • Policy Interests: International/Social
  • Internship: State of Utah

OGDEN, STEPHANIE. "The Poetics of Water Governance: Differential Language Use About Water in El Salvador" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/12249

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Aaron Wolf & Bryan Tilt
  • Policy Interests: Environmental/International
  • Internship: International Comparative Policy Studies Field School, University of Missouri
  • Awards: University Club of Portland Scholarship; Oregon Lottery Scholarship; International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship; Water for People Fellowship

STAUFFER, SCOTT. "Keeping State Policy Public: Meeting Accountability in Commission Governance" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/11466

  • Committee: Gail Achterman (Chair), Brent Steel & William Lunch
  • Policy Interests: Social/Transportation
  • Internship: Institute for Natural Resources
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

YIN, YAO. "Is Wave Energy Comparatively Sustainable in Oregon?" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/12116

  • Committee: Brent Steel (Chair), Flaxen Conway and Robert Sahr
  • Policy Interests: Environmental/International
  • Internship: Institute for Natural Resources
  • Awards: Scholarship to attend the National Education for Women's Leadership Conference; International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship; Best Student Paper, St. Gallen Symposium
  • Home Country: China

2008 Graduates

BRAYBROOKS, MELANIE. "Entrepreneurial Policy in South Eastern Europe: The Role of Culture, Economics and Regulation in Augmenting MSME Development" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/8706 

  • Committee: Sarah Henderson (Chair), Roger Hammer & Patrick Emerson
  • Policy Interests: International/Rural
  • Internship: International Comparative Rural Policy Consortium, Solsona, Spain; Blue Link (Bulgarian NGO), Sofia, Bulgaria; United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva Switzerland?Awards: Laurels Scholarship; International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Field School Fellowship, Solsona, Spain

CHROSTEK, GARRETT. "The Influence of Measure 37 Claims on the Shift in Vote Between Measure 37 and Measure 49" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/8704 

  • Committee: Roger Hammer (Chair), Brent Steel & Robert Sahr
  • Policy Interests: Environmental/Rural
  • Internship: City of Corvallis, Oregon

FULLER, JUSTIN. "A Statistical Analysis of Oregon's Land-Use Ballot Measures" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/8703

  • Committee: Robert Sahr (Chair), Hannah Gosnell & Bill Jaeger
  • Policy Interests: Social/Rural
  • Internship: City of Burns, Oregon

JOHNSON, SAMUEL. "Oregon's Changing Rural Population: Age, Migration and Policy Response"  http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/9407

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Bruce Weber and Flaxen Conway
  • Policy Interests: Rural/Environmental
  • Internship: Oregon Consortium and Workforce Alliance

KEARNEY, EMILY. "Balancing Impact and Efficiency in Microfinance Administration: The Importance of Attention to Program Design" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/10098

  • Committee: Sunil Khanna (Chair), Joan Gross & Sarah Henderson
  • Policy Interests: International/Rural
  • Internship: International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Field School, Solsona, Spain
  • Dual Graduate Degree: Applied Anthropology
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Field School Fellowship, Solsona, Spain

O'NEILL, ELIZABETH. "Muscle and Money: Determining the Relationship Between Occupational Physical Demands and Individual Earning Power" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/9150

  • Committee: Rebecca Warner (Chair), Susan Shaw & Mark Edwards
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington, DC
  • Awards: National Education for Women’s Leadership Conference Scholarship

STANSFIELD, RICHARD. "Unsubstantiated Fears: Assessing the Effects of Recent Immigration on Part I Index Crimes" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/8879

  • Committee: Scott Akins (Chair), Michelle Inderbitzen & Dwaine Plaza
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: Addaction, a U.K. based charity delivering alcohol and drug treatment services
  • Home Country: Great Britain

2007 Graduates

BUERGER, CHRIS. "Finding Safe Homes: A Quantitative Analysis of Child Well-Being Across Placement"  http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/dspace/handle/1957/9230

  • Committee: Rebecca Warner (Chair), Michelle Inderbitzen & Robert Sahr
  • Policy Interests: Social/Youth
  • Internship: Oregon Commission on Children and Families
  • Awards: Oregon Lottery Scholarship

CURIEL, SARA. "Strengthening Oregon's Communities: Latino Community Leadership Training" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/6191

  • Committee: Bruce Weber (Chair), Brent Steel & Erlinda Gonzalez-Berry
  • Policy Interests: Social/Rural
  • Internships: Governor’s Office, State of Oregon; Rural Development Initiative (NGO)
  • Awards: McNair Scholar

GRUSSING, JAY. "Predicting County-Level Food Insecurity and Hunger in Oregon" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/6195

  • Committee: Bruce Weber (Chair), Mark Edwards & Lori Cramer
  • Policy Interests: Environmental
  • Internship: General Accounting Office

HAM, CLIFF. "Diesel Fuel Emissions and Truck Idling: The Oregon Interstate 5 Idle-Free Corridor Project" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/dspace/handle/1957/7569

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), James Foster & Brent Steel
  • Policy Interests: Rural/Environmental
  • Internship: Rural Development Initiative (NGO)

SATTEM, JENNIFER. "Publicly Funded, Privately Assisted: The Role of Giving in Oregon K-12 Education" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/6193

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Jeffrey Hale & Michelle Inderbitzen
  • Policy Interests: Social/Education
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Education

TORGERSON, MELISSA. "Barriers to Community Involvement across Rural and Urban Communities" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/6194

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Bruce Weber & Kate MacTavish
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Housing and Community Services

WHITEHEAD, KATIE. "Assessing the Feasibility of Policy Prescriptions in the Salmon 2100 Project" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/7971

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Brent Steel & Robert Lackey
  • Policy Interests: Environmental
  • Internship: Environmental Protection Agency

2006 Graduate

CRAWFORD, SETH. "The Energy Policy Act of 2003 and the Social Network of the Power Industry" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/dspace/handle/1957/6301

  • Committee: Kristen Barker (Chair), Denise Lach & Robert Sahr
  • Policy Interests: Social/Economics
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Education

2005 Graduates

JOHNSON, ALEX. "The Oregon State University Diversity Action Plan: A Window of Opportunity" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/6319

WIRTH, JULIE. "Oregon's Wetland Regulatory Framework: A Synthesis of Approaches" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/6297

  • Committee: Brent Steel (Chair), Denise Lach & Geoffrey Huntington
  • Policy Interests: Environmental
  • Internship: Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dual Graduate Degree: Forest Resources

2004 Graduates

KLEINER, ERICA. "Health Insurance Coverage Differentials in Oregon" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/6320

  • Committee: Robert Sahr (Chair), William Lunch and Leslie Richards
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Administrative Services

OPSOMMER, LAURA. "Oregon's Coastal Marine Recreational Fishing Community: The State of Communication with the Fisheries Management Community" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/6345

  • Committee: Flaxen Conway (Chair), Brent Steel & William Lunch
  • Policy Interests: Environmental
  • Internship: Oregon Sea Grant
  • Awards: Oregon Sea Grant Fellowship 

2003 (First!) Graduate

NELSON, JESSICA. "The Sociology of Public Policy at Work: Moral and Economic Arguments in Public Policy Discourse" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/6344

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Rebecca Warner & Robert Sahr
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Administrative Services