2017 Graduates

ALEXANDER, BREAUNNA. "Bridging the Gap from Prison to Society:  Evaluating the Construction of the Parole Officer's Role and its Perceived Impact on Parolee Outcomes"

AMIN, MOHSIN. "An Institutional Analysis of the Power Sector in Afghanistan – Barriers to Achieving Universal Access to Electricity" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59381

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Amy Below & Vijay Satyal
  • Policy Interests:  International and Energy Policy
  • Awards: Fulbright Scholar
  • Home country: Afghanistan

BOEGE, SARAH. "Beyond Buzzwords: A Case Study of U.S. NGO Implementation of Sustainable and Participatory Development in Rural Guatemala"

COGLE, JAMES. "Decanting values of the environment: A comparative case study in the Willamette Valley's wine industry"

DING, LIN. "Assessing the Effects of Gas Price and Tax Incentives on Promotion of Energy Efficient Vehicles: A Time Series Analysis"

FILIMOEHALA, SIONE. "Investing in Stability: An Analysis of Oregon's Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program"

HENSLEY, JORDAN. "The Legacy of a Promise: Examining the Educational & Economic Impacts of the Daly Fund"

MCRAE, CAITLIN. "A Multi-Metro Area Analysis of Community Development Financial Institutions' Impact on Neighborhood Vitality"

NILSON, ROBI. "Impact Evaluation in the Field: A Case Study on the Evaluation of an Improved Cookstove Initiative in Rural Guatemala"

PLENDL, TREVOR. "Becoming a Participant: A qualitative study of city participatory bodies in Oregon"

TRANT, LINDSAY. "Assessing the Implications of the 2016 Oregon Minimum Wage Increase for Direct Market Farmers and Their Employees"

WARDEN, MCKENZIE. "Imagining the Future: Community Visioning Processes in Rural Oregon Counties"


2016 Graduates

ANDRIANAIVOSOA, MIARY LANDY DANIEL. "Family Planning Policies in Sub Saharan Africa: Failure of Policy Transfer" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59381

  • Committee: Patrick Emerson (Chair), Elizabeth Schroeder & Mehra Shirazi
  • Policy Interests:  International and Social Policy
  • Awards: Fulbright Scholar
  • Home country: Madagascar

ARCHAMBAULT, KATHRYN. "An Analysis of Oregon GEAR UP 2008-2014: Outcomes Explored" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/60084

  • Committee: Alison Johnston (Chair), Michelle inderbitzen & Rican Vue  
  • Policy Interests:  Social Policy, Education Policy
  • Internship: Corvallis Public School District

BEASTON, RYAN. "Twentieth Century Labor Policy and Union Decline: A Time Series Analysis"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/60079

  • Committee: Alison Johnston (Chair), Todd Pugatch & Rorie Spill Solberg 
  • Policy Interests:  Social Policy
  • Internship: State of Oregon

BECKER, GRETCHEN. "Sustaining Oregon's Cross-Sector Partnerships in STEM" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/60006

  • Committee: Keith Baker (Chair), Martin Storksdieck   
  • Policy Interests:  Science and Technology Policy
  • Internship: South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership

BHATTARAI, MUKESH. "Wind Energy Siting in Harney and Crook Counties, Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59274

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Denise Lach & Carol Tremblay   
  • Policy Interests:  Energy Policy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Energy
  • Home country: Nepal

BOOKER, MEREDITH. "The Impact of Correctional Therapeutic Communities on Recidivism: A Meta-Analysis"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/58536

  • Committee: Scott Akins (Chair), Brett Burkhardt & Paul Thompson    
  • Policy Interests:  Law and Crime Policy
  • Internship: Multnomah County, Orego

CAVALLO, MICHAEL. "Historical Legacies: Identity and Secessionism in the Republic of Moldova" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59161

  • Committee: Sarah Henderson (Chair), Alison Johnston & Dwaine Plaza   
  • Policy Interests:  International Policy

CHOI, JUNGHWA. "Conduit or Contributor? The Role of Media in the California End-of-Life Option Act Policy Process" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59276

  • Committee: Michael Jones (Chair), Andrew Valls & Allison Hurst
  • Policy Interests:  Social Policy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Education
  • Home country: South Korea

DAVIS, NATHAN. "Citizen Perceptions of Public Safety Levies in Josephine County, Oregon: A Test of Group Engagement Theory" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59352

  • Committee: Keith Baker (Chair), Erika Wolters & Brent S. Steel
  • Policy Interests: Rural Policy
  • Internship: City of Creswell, Oregon
  • Awards: Transatlantic Students Symposium Fellowship 2015 & 2016

ETTINGER, MATTHEW. "The Nuclear Option: A Multi-Level Perspective Exploration of Nuclear Energy and its Implications for the Development of Renewable Energy" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59896

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Keith Baker & Marc Hellman
  • Policy Interests:  Energy Policy
  • Internship: Oregon State Legislature

FOUZIA, SULTANA ZEENAT. "Gender Discrimination in Education and its Impact on Economic Growth: A Cross Country Panel Study" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59353

  • Committee: Elizabeth Schroeder, Sally Gallagher & Alison Johnston
  • Policy Interests:  Social and International Policy
  • Internship: City of Creswell, Oregon
  • Home country: Bangladesh 

KARMAZINA, ANNA. "Community Responses to Wind Energy Projects: Evidence from Wasco and Sherman Counties" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/5927

  • Committee: Hilary Boudet (Chair), Brent S. Steel & Denise Lach
  • Policy Interests:  Rural Policy
  • Internship: Utah Governor's Energy Office; Water Resources Institute
  • Awards: Fulbright Scholar; Muskee Internship; Transatlantic Students Symposium Fellowship 2015
  • Home country: Russia

KNOBLOCH, JENNA. "We Can Work it Out: Implementation and Collaboration Governance" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59947

  • Committee: Ed Weber (Chair), 
  • Policy Interests: Environmental Policy
  • Internship: South Santiam All-Lands Collaborative
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Fellowship 2015

LEVERING, MATTHEW. "Chasing Green: A Multiple Streams Analysis of Oregon's Measure 91" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59054

  • Committee: Scott Akins (Chair), Seth Crawford & Roland Eisenhuth
  • Policy Interests:  Environmental, Science and Technology Policy
  • Internship: State of Oregon

MATHUR, SHIVANI. "Renewable Energy Codification of a Sample of U.S. Cities" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59043

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Brent S. Steel & Amy Below
  • Policy Interests:  Energy Policy
  • Internship: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Awards: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Fellowship
  • Home Country: India

MERRIT, JOSHUA. "Using OPEC as a Villain in Narratives" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59580

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Michael Jones & Amy Below  
  • Policy Interests:  Energy Policy
  • Internship: U.S. Department of Energy
  • Awards: U.S. Department of Energy Nonproliferation Fellowship

NAIMOLI, STEPHEN. "Wind Energy Siting in Kittitas County, Washington" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59115

  • Committee: Hilary Boudet (Chair), Brent S. Steel & David Bernell
  • Policy Interests:  Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Internship: City of Cresswell, Oregon

OSBORNE-GOWEY, JEREMIAH. "Electrified: What Twitter Data Can Tell us About Public Energy Discussions" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59497

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Ed Weber & Philipp Kneis     
  • Policy Interests:  Environmental Policy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

PRECIOUS, CHERYL. "Use your Heart: Understanding Street-Level Discretion in the Emergency Food Network" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/58807

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Keth Baker & Bruce Weber   
  • Policy Interests:  Social Policy
  • Internship: Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments

SCHULTZ, SAYARD. "Investigating Factors that Influence an Ecological Attitude-Behavior Gap Among Oregonians" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59354

  • Committee: Erika Wolters (Chair), Brent S. Steel & Alison Johnston
  • Policy Interests:  Environmental Policy
  • Internship: Benton County Community Development
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

SHEPARD, STEPHANIE. "Social Capital and Climate Resilience in Post-Flood Boulder County, Colorado" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59787

  • Committee: Hilary Boudet (Chair), Lori Cramer & Bryan Tilt
  • Policy Interests:  Environmental Policy
  • Internship: Sustainable Northwest
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Fellowship 2015

VUGNIAVYI, IAROSLAV. "Does Market Liberalization Lead to Lower Household Electrcity Prices? An Empirical Analysis of the European Member States" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59948

  • Committee: Patrick Emerson (Chair), Alison Johnston & Vijay Satyal     
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Internship: Corvallis Environmental Center
  • Home country: Ukraine

WHITLEY, JOE. "The Effect of Fiscal Stress Label Receipt on School District Referenda Outcomes: Evidence from Ohio" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/58537

  • Committee: Paul Thompson (Chair), Alison Johnston & Carol Tremblay
  • Policy Interests: Social and Education Policy
  • Internship: TBA

ZHONG, HUAXIA. "Understanding Policy Change in Hydropower Development by Using Mutliple Streams Analysis: A Case Study of the Nu River Project, China" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59092

  • Committee: Bryan Tilt (Chair), Alison Johnston & Todd Pugatch    
  • Policy Interests:  Environmental
  • Internship: Corvallis Environmental Center
  • Home country: China