2015 Graduates

ANDERSON, LAUREN. "Community Acceptance of Utility Scale Wind Development: The Role of Environmental Values and Justice in the San Gorgonio Pass, California" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56165

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Hilary Boudet & David Bernell
  • Policy Interests:  Energy Policy
  • Internship: Environment Oregon

BERZINS, MIKELAS. "Analyzing and Understanding the Latvian Environmental Movement" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55926

  • Committee: Edward Weber (Chair), Sarah Henderson & Brent S. Steel   
  • Policy Interests:  Environment
  • Internship: The Joint Baltic American National Committee

CHEN, ZHE. "The Melamine Milk Scandel and its Implications for Food Safety Policy in China" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56369

  • Committee: Hua Yu Li (Chair), Philipp Kneis & Keith Baker    
  • Policy Interests:  International Policy
  • Internship: OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory
  • Home country: China

COCHRAN, AARON. "Situational, Socioeconomic and Ideological Determinants of Support for Public Education Funding and Budgetary Management in Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/57851

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Patrick Emerson & Paul Thompson    
  • Policy Interests:  Social, Education Policy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Education 

GAUSTAD, BRITTANY. "Perceptions of Public Participation in LNG Siting in Coos Bay, Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56371

  • Committee: Hilary Boudet (Chair), Brent S. Steel & Amy Below
  • Policy Interests:  International Environmental Policy
  • Internship: Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship; 2014 Transatlantic Students Symposium

GRANDOLFO, JOSEPH. "Wind Energy in Klickitat County, Washington"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56373

  • Committee: Hilary Boudet (Chair), Brent S. Steel, Sally Duncan
  • Policy Interests: Rural/Energy Policy
  • Internship: League of Women Voters
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Fellowship

HATTEBERG, EVAN. "Huddled Together for Warmth: Energy Efficiency in Heating Choices for Multi-Family Housing in Oregon and Washington" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56176

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Vijay Satyal & Marc Hellman
  • Policy Interests:  Energy Policy
  • Internship: Oregon Climate

HERRAN, CARLA. "Public Attitudes on Renewable Energy and Their Environmental Tradeoffs in Oregon and Washington"

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair),  Amy Below & David Bernell
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship 2015
  • Home country: Bolivia

HUGHES, JACK. "Exploring Roles for Scientists and Simulation Models in Collaborative, Science-based Ecosystem Restoration" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56164

  • Committee: Brent S Steel (Chair), Sally Duncan & Emily Jane Davis
  • Policy Interests:  Rural Policy
  • Internship: OSU Forestry and Natural Resource Extension Service

IVLIEVA, ANASTASIIA. "The Influence of Tax Composition on Tax Evasion"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56374

  • Committee: Elizabeth Schroeder (Chair), Alison Johnston & Brent S. Steel
  • Policy Interests: International
  • Internship: Oregon Legislative Revenue Office
  • Home Country: Ukraine

JONES, ALISHA. "Education Behind Bars: Comparing Private and State Correctional Facilities"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56180

  • Committee: Brett Burkhardt (Chair), Scott Akins & Michelle Inderbitzin
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Crime Policy
  • Internship: Marion County Victim Assistance

KARAKUSHI, ALIDA. "When Incumbent Vote Penalty and Weak Party Affiliation Catalyzes Vote-Buying. A Quantitative Analysis of Party Affiliation Influence in Vote-buying. A Case Study from Albania" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56619

  • Committee: Alison Johnston (Chair), Amy Below
  • Policy Interests:  Social
  • Internship: Common Cause of Oregon
  • Award: Fulbright Scholarship
  • Home Country: Albania

KELLY, ANNA. "Wind Energy in Solano County, California" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55781

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Hilary Boudet & David Bernell   
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Internship: Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Awards: SSI Research Grant

KOREJWA, ELISE MARIE. "State Tax Credit Auctions" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56169

  • Committee: Roland Eisenhuth (Chair), David Bernell, Michael Jones & Philipp Kneis
  • Policy Interests:  Science and Technology Policy
  • Internship: Drive Oregon
  • Award: 2014 Oregon Fellowship with the PSU Next Generation Initiative

KULETZ, IVAN. "Today, Tomorrow, and Every Day After That: How Commercial Fishermen in Bristol Bay, Alaska Define and Work Toward a Sustainable Salmon Fishery" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56174

  • Committee: Flaxen Conway (Chair), Scott Akins & Lori Cramer     
  • Policy Interests:  Environment
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Marine Resources Program

LIAO, SHAOSHAN. "Health Care Utilization and Access Among Immigrants and U.S. Born Citizens: Implications from the California Health Interview Survey" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55911

  • Committee: Carol Tremblay (Chair), Victor Tremblay & Brett Burkhardt    
  • Policy Interests:  International
  • Internship: OSU International Programs
  • Home country: China

MARTINS-MARCOS, PATRICIA. "Science, Policy and the Politics of Climate Change in the U.S. and the E.U." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56375

  • Committee: Philipp Kneis (Chair), Brent S. Steel & Amy Below 
  • Policy Interests:  Science and Technology; International
  • Awards: Fulbright Scholarship, 2014 Transatlantic Students Symposium
  • Home country: Portugal

MASUDA, YOSUKE. "Theoretical and Quantitative Analysis of Chronological Changes of Wetland Mitigation Policy in the United States" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56209

  • Committee: Lori Cramer (Chair), Denise Lach & Amy Below
  • Policy Interests:  Environmental Policy
  • Internship: Coos Bay Watershed Association
  • Home Country: Japan

MCKENNA, JULIA. "Needs Assessment and Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ+ People Experiencing Houselessness Along the I-5 Corridor in Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56166

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Sally Duncan, Qwo-Li Driskill
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory
  • Awards: 2014+2015 Transatlantic Students Symposium

MORENO LUNA, ARLYN Y. "The Role of Social Networks in Federal Agency Hiring: A Comparison of Employees from Diverse Backgrounds" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55780

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair),    
  • Policy Interests:  Social
  • Internship: Oregon State Legislature

MURUGESAN, SANDEEP. "Does Medium of Instruction Matter? A Propensity Score Analysis of the Effect of English Medium Education on Students' Learning Outcomes" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55646

  • Committee: Vic Tremblay (Chair), Alison Johnston & Todd Pugatch   
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Education
  • Internship: The Trakshashila Institute
  • Home Country: India

MURZEAU, CLAIRE. "The Role of Domestic Institutions in Making Policy Entrepreneurs Successful: An Analysis of the Transposition of the EU Late Payment Directive into French National Law" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56177

  • Committee: Alison Johnston (Chair), Jenny Lin & Qinglai Meng
  • Policy Interests:  International
  • Internship: City of Albany Economic Development Office & Albany Downtown Association
  • Home country: France

NGYUEN-VENTURA, JESSICA. "Underserved Students' Expectations and Perceptions of Higher Education in Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55376

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Allison Hurst & Felicia Herrera   
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Education
  • Internship: Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Awards: Oregon Fellowship

ROPER, DANIEL. "Factors Affecting Homeowner Wildfire Mitigation in Central Oregon and Implications for Wildfire Policy"

  • Committee: Roger Hammer (Chair), Brent S. Steel & Sally Duncan
  • Policy Interests:  Environmental Policy
  • Internship: Legislative Research, Oregon State Legislature
  • Awards:2014 International Comparative Rural Policy Fellowship; Oregon Legislative Intern Fellowship

SHERMAN, ANNA. "Pushing the Boundaries: The Role of Oregon's Green Chemistry Executive Order Advisory Team as a Boundary Organization" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56178

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Edward Weber & Sally Duncan
  • Policy Interests:  Science and Technology Policy
  • Internship: Hewlett-Packard

SHERRY, SETH. "Applying the Rural Wealth Creation Framework in Oregon: A Case Study on Developing Regional Food System Value Chains"

  • Committee: Bruce Weber (Chair), Sally Duncan & Mallory Rahe   
  • Policy Interests:  Rural
  • Internship: New Adventures Advisors
  • Award: 2014 Internaional Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

SHEVTSOVA, IANA. "Does Trade Dependence Matter? A Quantitative Analysis of the Effect of Trade Dependence on the Outcome of Economic Sanctions" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56172

  • Committee: Jenny Lin (Chair), Alison Johnston & Paul Thompson
  • Policy Interests:  International
  • Internship:Oregon Legislative Revenue Office
  • Award: 2015 Transatlantic Students Symposium
  • Home country: Ukraine

STEVENS, KATELYN. "Experiences and Expectations of Youth Correctional Facility Teachers" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55539

  • Committee: Michele Inderbitzen (Chair), Scott Akins & Brett Burkhardt   
  • Policy Interests:  Law and Crime
  • Internship: Benton County (Oregon) Sheriffs Department
  • Awards: OUS Chancellor's Award for International Study

TANNER, ANDREW. "The Impact of Rural Electrification on Two Measures of Environmental Degradation" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/57851

  • Committee: Alison Johnston (Chair), Liz Schroeder & Brent S. Steel     
  • Policy Interests:  Environment
  • Dual Degrees: M.S., Water Resources Policy and Management; PhD in Geosciences http://hdl.handle.net/1957/57851

THEIS, BRYAN. "Public vs. Private Prison Violence: An Empirical Study of Inmate-on-Staff Assaults"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/57936

  • Committee: Brett Burkhardt (Chair), Scott Akins & Paul Thompson
  • Policy Interests:  Social / Law & Crime Policy
  • Internship: Legislative Research, Oregon State Legislature
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship 2013-2015,Oregon Legislative Intern Fellowship

TIMILISINA, DINESH. "Household Determinants and Resource Consumption: A Case Study of Baghmara Community Forest in Nepal" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55587

  • Committee: Todd Pugatch (Chair), Alison Johnston & Brent S. Steel   
  • Policy Interests:  Environment/International
  • Home Country: Nepal

TRAN, TRANG. "Public Participation in the Siting of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility Siting on the Columbia River" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/56167

  • Committee: Hilary Boudet (chair), Keith Baker & Todd Pugatch
  • Policy Interests:  Social
  • Internship: Corvallis Public Schools Foundation
  • Home country: Vietnam

WIGTIL, GABE. "Where Wildfire Risk and Social Vulnerability Coincide: Mapping Place Vunerability to Wildfires over the Coterminous United States" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55811

  • Committee: Roger Hammer (Chair), Jeff Klein & Brent S. Steel  
  • Policy Interests:  Environment
  • Internship: Center for Biological Diversity

2014 Graduates

AMORIM, MARIANA. "Procedural Justice Policies for the Domestic Violence Specialized Courts in Recife, Brazil: Mapping Challenges and Finding Opportunties" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48992

  • Committee: Scott Akins (Chair), Rebecca L. Warner & Susan Shaw   
  • Policy Interests:  Gender and Equality/Social
  • Internship: Benton County (Oregon) Sheriffs Department
  • Awards: Graduate Student Internationalization Grant; Transatlantic Students Symposium Fellowship
  • Home Country: Brazil

ARCE, REBECCA. "Segregation Never, Integration Now? An Inclusive Look at What Makes Integration Policy Successful" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50632

  • Committee: Amy Below (Chair), Philipp Kneis & Norma Cardenas  
  • Policy Interests:  Social/International
  • Internship: City of Albany, Oregon; Community Outreach, Inc.
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

BENE, HEATHER. "Oregon State University Student Electoral Participation, 2006-2010" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/54652

  • Committee: Brent Steel (Chair), Robert Sahr & William Lunch  
  • Policy Interests:  Social
  • Internship: OSU Governmental Relations
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

BRAGG, MATTHEW. "Diffusion of Climate Knowledge Through Social Networks" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48281

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Edward Weber & Bruce Weber  
  • Policy Interests:  Environment/Energy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Energy

BRAINERD, CHRIS. "Party Favors: Evidence of Corruption in Party Campaign Spending" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48283

  • Committee: Rorie Solberg (Chair), Alison Johnston & Brent S. Steel  
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Economic

BUGDEN, DYLAN. "The Role of Previous Industry Experience in Shaping Public Perceptions of Energy Development: The Case of Fracking in America" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50715

  • Committee: Hilary Boudet (Chair), Brett Burhardt & Sally Duncan  
  • Policy Interests:  Energy/Environment
  • Internship: National Socio-Economic Synthesis Center

CAMPBELL, SHANNON. "Measuring Quality of Life Outcomes in Housing First Residents in Portland, Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48453

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Scott Akins & Michelle Inderbitzen   
  • Policy Interests:  Social
  • Internship: Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Awards: Provost's Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

DAVIDSON, IAN. "A Sticky Problem: Indentifying the Barriers to the Adoption of Fats, Oils and Grease as an Energy Feedstock in Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/54776

  • Committee: Edward Weber (Chair), Sally Duncan & Brent S. Steel   
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Energy; City of Lake Oswego, Oregon

DORKENOU, KWAMI. "Rural Electrification in Togo: An Institutional Analysis" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/52054

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Brett Burkhardt & Qing Lai Meng  
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Awards: Fulbright Scholar 
  • Home Country: Togo

DUNN, ZACHARY. ""The Case for Remote Monitoring: Evidence from Kenya" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/53430

  • Committee: Sally Gallagher (Chair), Todd Pugatch & Elizabeth Schroeder   
  • Policy Interests:  International
  • Internship: International Development Exchange
  • Awards: Boron Fellowship for International Research (Kenya)

ECKSTEIN, JEREMY. "Perceptions of Variable Energy Integration Innovations in the Pacific Northwest Power Sector--An Application of the Diffusion of Innovation Framework" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/54789

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Vijay Satyal & Chinweike Esenou  
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Energy
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

GANTLA, SNEHALATHA. "Ownership and Outcomes--A Study of the Role of Ownership in Farmers Markets' Conduct and Performance" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48993

  • Committee: Larry Lev (Chair), Mary Edwards & Garry Stephenson  
  • Policy Interests:  Sustainability and Agriculture/Food Policy
  • Internship: Student Sustainability Initiative
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship; Transatlantic Students Symposium Fellowship

HICKMAN, ROSE. "Emergency Assistance and Rural Livelihoods in Tillamook County, Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48905

  • Committee: Bruce Weber (Chair), Mark Edwards & Hilary Boudet  
  • Policy Interests:  Rural/Social
  • Internship: Community Action Partnership of Oregon
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

JANSSEN, KYLE. "The Role of Food Banks in Local Food Movements: Advocating Access for Low-Income Populations and Promoting Policy Change" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48904

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Nancy Rosenberger & Rorie Solberg  
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Food Policy
  • Internship: Community Outreach, Inc., Oregon
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

McGIE, DARRELL. "Institutional Transition in the Electrical Power Grid: Solar PV in California" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/54651

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair),    
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Energy; City of Albany, Oregon
  • Awards: Laurel's Scholarship

MILLER, ALETHIA. "An Analysis of Community Factors Likely to Result in School Districts Repealing Native American Mascots" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48729

  • Committee: Andrew Valls (Chair), Alison Johnston & Brent S. Steel  
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Education
  • Internship: Oregon University System
  • Awards: Oregon Legislative Fellowship

MILLER, STACEY. "Indicators of Social Vulnerability in Fishing Communities Along the West Coast of the U.S." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/54750

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Flaxen Conway & Mark Needham  
  • Policy Interests:  Environment
  • Internship: NOAA

O'CASEY, ELIZABETH. ""The Role of Communities of Practice in the National Park Service" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50277

  • Committee: Edward Weber (Chair), Denise Lach & Lori Cramer  
  • Policy Interests:  Rural/Environment
  • Internship: National Park Service
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

SIGMON, ABIGALE. "Combined Collaborative Governance Approaches: A Case of the Blackfoot Community Conservation Area in Western Montana" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46929

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Edward Weber & Bruce Weber  
  • Policy Interests:  Rural/Environment
  • Internship: Institute for Natural Resources
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

SPAETH, ANDREW. "Resilience in Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration: The Lakeview Stewardship Group's Response to the Barry Point Fire" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50630

  • Committee: Edward Weber (Chair), Bruce Weber & Denise Lach  
  • Policy Interests:  Rural/Environment
  • Internship: Sweet Home, Oregon All Lands Collaborative
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

TUTTLE, RYAN. "Square Peg, Square Hole: Important Considerations in the Appointment of ACUPCC Implementation Liaisons" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48139

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Alison Johnston & Brent S. Steel  
  • Policy Interests:  Energy/Environment
  • Internship: U.S. Department of Energy
  • Awards: Provost's Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

VINCENT, JENNICA. "Defining Community: The Impact of Student Civic Engagement" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50282

  • Committee: Andrew Valls (Chair), Michelle Inderbitzen & Larry Roper  
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Education
  • Internship: Oregon State University Academic Success Center

WHINNERY, JAYNIE. "The Influence of NGO Strategies on the Sustainability of Household Biosand Water Filters in Cambodia" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48671

  • Committee: Sarah Henderson (Chair), Sally Gallagher & Patrick Emerson  
  • Policy Interests:  International
  • Dual Degree: M.S. in Envrionmental Engineering
  • Awards: Boron Fellowship for International Research (Cambodia)

YORTH, BUNNY. "The International Mekong River Basin: Events, Conflicts or Cooperation, and Policy Implications" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48903

  • Committee: Bryan Tilt (Chair), Aaron Wolf & Dwaine Plaza  
  • Policy Interests:  International/Environment
  • Awards: USAID Scholarship
  • Home Country: Cambodia

2013 Graduates

ANSELM, MARIE. "Exploring the Role of Public Funding for Food Hubs" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40120

  • Committee: Larry Lev (Chair), Lauren Gwin & Mark Edwards  
  • Policy Interests:  Rural/Social
  • Internship: Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of State, Costa Rica
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

BOLICK, ZACHARY. "Organizational Shifts within the U.S. Forest Service: A Case Study of Senior Willamette National Forest Employees" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/39018

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Lori Cramer & Edward Weber
  • Policy Interests: Environment
  • Internship: National Park Service

CARROLL, JOANNA. "The Involvement Paradox: The Effects of Welfare Transfer Program Enrollment and Poverty on Familial Involvement" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/44529

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Alison Jonston & Patrick Emerson
  • Policy Interests: Social (Welfare Economics)
  • Internship: Gateway to College National Network
  • Dual Degree: Applied Economics, M.S.

CLARK, CLAIRE. "The Influence of State Level Variation in Maternity Leave Policies on U.S. Mothers' Labor Force Participation"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40133

  • Committee: Sally Gallagher (Chair), Carol Tremblay & Alison Jonston
  • Policy Interests: Social/International
  • Internship: Planned Parenthood Associates of Oregon
  • Awards: Transatlantic Students Symposium Fellowship

CLARK, JOSEPH O. "Revenue Stability Among Education Service Districts During the Great Recession: A Comparison of Oregon and Washington" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/44750

CLINE, SARAH. "Sovereignty Under Arrest? Public Law 280 and its Discontents" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/39175

  • Committee: Scott Akins (Chair), Dwaine Plaza & Miriam Jorgensen
  • Policy Interests:  Rural/Crime and Law
  • Internship: International Indigenous Studies Program, University of Calgary; The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal Court
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship; 2012-13 Lottery Graduate Scholarship

CREIGHTON, JASON. "Applied Merit Pay Challenges" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40460

DONIN, DANIEL. "Fare-less Public Transit and its Impact on Ridership:  Policy Review of Corvallis, Oregon's Recently Implemented Fare-less System" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/44908

  • Committee: Roger Hammer (Chair), Denise Lach & Patrick Emerson
  • Policy Interests: Environment/Energy
  • Internship: City of Hilsboro, Oregon (Parks and Recreation)

DUGAN, DENNIS. "Applying a Collaboration Modet to Collaboration Corvallis" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/44843

  • Committee: Andrew Valls (Chair), Lori Cramer & Hilary Boudet
  • Policy Interests:  Social
  • Internship: Team Liberation; Collaboration Corvallis (Oregon)

ERSTAD, RACHEL. "Trends and Discrepancies in Program Completion Rates in One Dual Enrollment Program"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40123

  • Committee: Mark Fermanich (Chair), Todd Pugatch & Felisha Herrera 
  • Policy Interests: Social/Education
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Education, Gateway to College National Network
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

GETCHELL, MATTHEW. "Investigating the Barriers to Solar Water Heating Adoption in Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40129

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Vijay Satyal & Sally Duncan 
  • Policy Interests: Energy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Energy
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

HAUSER, DANIEL. "Evaluating the Public Cost, Relative Subsidy, and Repayment Burden of Selected U.S. Student Loan Repayment Options"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40288

  • Committee: Alison Johnston (Chair), Mark Fermanich & Todd Pugatch
  • Policy Interests: Social/Education
  • Internship: Association of Oregon Counties
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

HOUSEHOLDER, SYDNEY. "A Health Impact Assessment of Proposed Changes in Rental Housing Policy in Corvallis, Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41654

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Andrew Valls & Brent S. Steel
  • Policy Interests:  Social
  • Internship: Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services

KLOEPFER, DANIEL. "A Comparison of the Preferred Role of Science and Scientists in the Marine and Terrestrial Policy Process" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/38870

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Roger Hammer & Brent S. Steel
  • Policy Interests: Science and Technology/Environment
  • Internship: Ohio Alliance for People and Environment

LANFEAR, CHARLES. "Exploring a Mental Health Crisis: An Examination of Mental Health Arrests in Benton County, Oregon"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40132

  • Committee: Scott Akins (Chair), Brett Burkhardt & Todd Pugatch
  • Policy Interests: Law and Crime
  • Internship: Benton County Sheriff's Department (Oregon) 
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship; 2012-13 Lottery Graduate Scholarship 

MARTIN, MARISA. "Constructing Peace After Civil War: Assessing the Role of Power-sharing on the Durability of Peace" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40104

  • Committee: (Sarah Henderson (Chair), Alison Johnston & Joseph Orosco
  • Policy Interests: International
  • Internship: Corvallis Environmental Center

MEUSE, PAUL. "Examining Opposition Movements and Regime Stability in Tunisia and Jordan During the Arab Spring: A Political Opportunities Approach" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40111

  • Committee: Sarah Henderson (Chair), Sally Gallagher & Steven Ortiz
  • Policy Interests: International
  • Internship: Governor's Office, State of Oregon
  • Awards: Transatlantic Students Symposium Fellowship

NAINGGOLAN, YOSSA. "Indonesian Policy Concerning Religious Freedom and its Impact on the Development of Democratic Institutions: A Social Construction Analysis"

  • Committee: Sally Gallagher (Chair), Sarah Henderson & Brent S. Steel
  • Policy Interests: International/Social
  • Internship: Corvallis Collaboration
  • Awards: USAID Scholar, Indonesia 

OLSON, JARROD. "Food Fight: The Effect of Food Availability on Violent Conflict Onset" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/38868

  • Committee: Sarah Henderson (Chair), Todd Pugatch & Mark Edwards
  • Policy Interests: International/Rural
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

PALM, MATTHEW. "Population Density and Household Transportation and Budget Trade-Offs" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40115

  • Committee: B. Starr McMullen (Chair), Kate Hunter-Zaworski & Haizhong Wang
  • Policy Interests: Social/Transportation
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Awards: Winner, OSU Graduate School's 2013 "Scholars Insights" (Gazette Times Newspaper); 2012 Joyce Furman Fellowship in Transportation Economics 

RHYNARD-GEIL, MEGHANN. "Community Driven Development in Theory and Practice: Three Case Studies of International Nongovernmental Development Organizations" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40116

  • Committee: Sarah Henderson (Chair), Elizabeth Schroeder & David Bernell
  • Policy Interests: International
  • Internship: Village Volunteers 
  • Awards: Transatlantic Students Symposium Fellowship

TIMMONS, MIKA YASUO. "A Comparative Case Study of Human Trafficking Task Forces in Washington and Oregon and Preferences in Victim Assistance" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/43206

  • Committee: Michelle Inderbitzen (Chair), Scott Akins & Hilary Boudet
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: Institute for Natural Resources
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

WADDELL, TREVOR. "Institutional Path Dependence in NASA's Spaceflight Program:  A Case Study of Technological Evolution and Persistence" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/38905

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Jacob Hamblin & Jack Higginbotham
  • Policy Interests: Science and Technology, Space Policy
  • Internship: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Headquarters); Aerospace Industries Association
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship, NASA National Space Symposium Scholarship, Oregon NASA Space Grant Student Research Award

WALL, CONOR. "Jobs, Natural Amenities, Distance, Population, or Services: What Drives Age-Specific Migration for Small Oregon Communities?" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40119

  • Committee: Bruce Weber (Chair), Mark Edwards & Roger Hammer
  • Policy Interests: Rural
  • Internship: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

2012 Graduates

ALGARA, CARLOS. "Irrational Fear or Cause for Concern? The Effects of Hispanic Immigration on Crime Rates in Tucson, Arizona" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/31118

  • Committee: Scott Akins (Chair), Dwaine Plaza & Michelle Inderbitzen
  • Policy Interests: Social, Crime and Law
  • Internship: Senator Jeff Merkley, Washington, DC

BABBEL, BREANNON. "Evaluating Equity in the Provision of Primary Health Care in Tanzania" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/32933

  • Committee: Stephanie Bernell (Chair), Sarah Henderson & David Bernell
  • Policy Interests: International, Health
  • Internship: Samaritan Health Plans
  • Dual Degree: Master of Public Health

BOYD, HEATHER. "Examining an Empowerment Framework: A Look at Female Artisans Within a Ghanaian NGO" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/30300

  • Committee: Rebecca Warner (Chair), Sarah Henderson & Sally Gallagher
  • Policy Interests: International/Social
  • Internship: Women in Progress located in Ghana, Africa

CROOM, HOWARD. "Race/ethnic Differences in Substance Abuse: Examining the Differential Impact of Access to Health Insurance on Drug-related Outcomes"

  • Committee: Scott Akins (Chair), Michelle Inderbitzen & Dwaine Plaza
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: City of Albany
  • Awards: Student Affairs Scholarship

DICKINSON, KELLY. "Procurring and Maketing Local Foods in Retail Stores in Oregon and Ontario"

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Robert Sahr & Larry Lev
  • Policy Interests: Environment/Rural
  • Internship: USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant research in Ontario, Canada

FISHLER, HILLARY. "Evaluating the EWEB Model: Institutional Structure as a Determinant of Public Utility Implementation of a Voluntary Landowner Program" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/35072

  • Committee: Jeff Kline (Chair), Sally Duncan & Brent S. Steel
  • Policy Interests: Environment/Economic/Watershed Investment
  • Internship: Institute for Natural Resources, Carpe Diem West, Earth Economics
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship; Transatlantic Student Symposium Scholarship

FREEMAN, MISTY. "Unintended Consequences of Cultural Competence: How Tailoring Services to Tribal Children in Klamath County Can Improve the System for Everyone" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41678

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Jennifer Sykes & Roger Hammer
  • Policy Interests: Rural/Social
  • Internship: Klamath Falls Cares
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

GREGORY, SARAH. "No One Cares What Color the Fire Truck Is: A Case Study of Interagency Cooperation in Fire Management in Central Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/34541

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Lori Cramer & Scott Akins
  • Policy Interests: Social/Rural
  • Internship: Federal Emergency Management Agency

MARSUBIAN, MICHAEL. "The Wind Cries 'Maybe': Public Attitudes Toward Renewable Energy and Environmental Tradeoffs in Oregon" 

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Alison Johnston & David Bernell
  • Policy Interests: Environment/Energy
  • Internship: Corvallis Environmental Center

MATTISON, CHRYSANTHEMUM. "Voluntary Contributions to California Public Schools: Growth, Distribution and Equity" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/31119 

  • Committee: Andrew Valls (Chair), Mark Fermanich & Mark Edwards
  • Policy Interests: Social/Education
  • Internship: Public Policy Institute of California
  • Awards: Transatlantic Symposium Scholarship

MOON, RUBY. "Using the IDA Framework to Examine the Relationship Between Regulating Enforcers and the Commercial Trawl Fishery of Lincoln County, Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/33885

  • Committee: Flaxen Conway (Chair), Bruce Weber, Brent Steel & Kate MacTavish
  • Policy Interests: Environment/Rural 
  • Internship: Oregon Sea Grant
  • Minor: Rural Studies
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship; International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Scholarship; Ford Family Foundation Scholarship

NASH, MICHAEL. "Assessing Truth in the Information Age: Evidence from Poltifact" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/34542

  • Committee: Daniel Stone (Chair), Robert Sahr & Alison Johnston
  • Policy Interests: Rural
  • Internship: Oregon Sea Grant

OSBORN, MEGAN. "Gender Inequality in Food Security: An Examination of Single Adults Without Children in the United States" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/35838

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Alison Jonston & Sarah Henderson
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship:

PANT, SUMAN. "Impact of Ecotourism on the Sanitation of Local Communities in Nepal." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/29319

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Dwaine Plaza & Elizabeth Schroeder
  • Policy Interests: Environment/International
  • Internship: Annapurna Conservation Area Research

PORSCHE, KATE. "Urban Renewal in Albany, Oregon:  A Decennial Inspection of the Central Albany Revitalization Area." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/29123

  • Committee:  Patrick Emerson (Chair), Mark Edwards & Denise Lach 
  • Policy Interests: Social (Urban)

REEVES, ZACHARY. "Factors Influencing Support for Salmon Recovery Policies in Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/29632

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), William Lunch & Roger Hammer
  • Policy Interests: Environment
  • Internship: Institute for Natural Resources
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship; 2011 Oregon Sea Grant Legislative Fellowship

RUBENSTRUNK, BECKY. "Assessing Contention: Nuclear Waste Management Activism in the U.S. and Canada" http://hdl.handle/1957/31120

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Lori Cramer & Jacob Hamblin
  • Policy Interests: Environmental
  • Internship: USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant Research in Ontario, Canada
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship; International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Scholarship

SORCE, EVAN. "Looking at the Relationship Between Household Electricity Consumption and Annual Household Income Using an Agent-Based Integrated Framework" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/36402

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Patrick Emerson & Dwaine Plaza
  • Policy Interests: Social/Environment
  • Internship: Energize Corvallis

VANDEVENTER, ALEXIA. "Factors Influencing Residential Risk Perception in Fire-Prone Landscapes." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/29713

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Thomas Spies & Lori Cramer
  • Policy Interests: Environment
  • Internship: Institute for Sustainable Solution

WANG, HUA. "Assessing Green Securities Policy in China:  An Examination of Environmental Disclosure of the Listed Companies in Highly Polluting Industries" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/32934

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Bryan Tilt & Hua-Yu Li
  • Policy Interests: Energy
  • Internship: United Nations, New York

WORNELL, EMILY. "Networks and Relationships: Differences in State-Level Child Abuse and Neglect Policy Implementation in Multnomah and Klamath Counties, Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/29905

  • Committee:Mark Edwards (Chair), Lori Cramer & Jennifer Sykes 
  • Policy Interests: Rural/Social
  • Internship: Klamath Falls Cares
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Scholarship 

YOUNG, RYAN. "Income Inequality and Public Expenditure on Non-Compulsory Education in Western Europe from 1999-2010" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/29645 

  • Committee: Alison Johnston (Chair), Brent S. Steel & Mark Fermanich
  • Policy Interests: Environmental/International
  • Internship: Oregon University System

2011 Graduates

BURNS, BRIDGET."The Perception Gap: The Gulf Between Public Opinion and Public Higher Education in Oregon." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20522 

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Robert Sahr & Jeff Hale
  • Policy Interests: Social (Education)
  • Internship: Oregon University System

CHATFIELD, KRISTIN. "Using Weather to Explain Variation in State-level Food Insecurity: A Panel Approach." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20655

  • Committee: Bruce Weber (Chair), Mark Edwards & Roger Hammer
  • Policy Interests: Rural
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Housing and Community Services
  • Awards: OSU Rural Studies Program Research Grant; International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

CLARK, WILL. "Technocracy, Democracy and the Role of Scientists in Natural Resource Policy." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/21148

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Brent Steel & Robert Sahr
  • Policy Interests: Environment
  • Internship: Corvallis Environmental Center
  • Awards: McNair Scholar 

CROWLEY-HALL, COREY. "Values Matter:  A Study of Individual Valuation of Democratic Governance in the Public and Private Sectors." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/21741

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), William Lunch & Robert Sahr
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: Public Works Department, City of Albany

DHAKAL, GUNJAN. "Does Community Driven Development (CDD) Program Intervention Improve Social Relationships Among Different Ethnicities?" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/21859

  • Committee: Patrick Emerson (Chair), Sarah Henderson & Brent S. Steel
  • Policy Interests: International, Rural
  • Internship: International Comparative Rural Policy Summer Institute
  • Home Country: Nepal
  • Awards: USAID Women's Leadership Scholar; Laurels Scholarship 

FELLOWS, HOLLY. "A Health Impact Assessment of Accessory Dwelling Unite Policies in Rural Benton County." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/21254

  • Committee: Roger Hammer (Chair), Mark Edwards & Kate McTavish
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: Health Department, Benton County, Oregon
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

GHIMIRE, NARBADA. "Microfinance as a Policy Tool for Women's Empowerment." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/29020

  • Committee: Sally Gallagher (Chair), Elizabeth Schroeder & Sarah Henderson
  • Policy Interests: International, Rural
  • Internship: International Comparative Rural Policy Summer Institute
  • Home Country: Nepal
  • Awards: USAID Women's Leadership Scholar; Laurels Scholarship 

INMAN, TIM. "Local Perceptions of Social-Ecological Change on the McKenzie River: Implications for Resilience." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/21739

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Mark Edwards & Hannah Gosnell
  • Policy Interests: Environment
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Energy
JUAREZ, BENJAMIN. Opening a Developing Economy in the 21st Century: A Look at the Rural Salvadoran Perspective" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/21975
  • Committee: Plaza, Dwaine (Chair), David Bernell & Dan Stone
  • Policy Interests: Social, Rural
  • Internship: USDA Higher Education Mobility Research Internship, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico
  • Award: McNair Scholarship

MASKEY, STUTY. "Using the Advocacy Coalition Framework to Understand Challenges in Urban Water Policy Reforms." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/21491

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Brent Steel & Sarah Henderson
  • Policy Interests: International, Environment
  • Internship: International Comparative Rural Policy Summer Institute
  • Home Country: Nepal
  • Awards: USAID Women's Leadership Scholar; Laurels Scholarship 

MERRITT, TERENCE. "The Politics of Small Farm Policy in Oregon." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/25771

  • Committee: Nancy Rosenberger (Chair), Mark Edwards & Brent S. Steel
  • Policy Interests: Rural
  • Internship: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship; International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Scholarship

PARKER, ASHLEY. "A Theoretical Approach to Determine the Effectiveness of the HEARTH Act." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/26480

  • Committee: Lach, Denise (Chair), Scott Akins & Mark Edwards
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: Community Outreach, Inc., Corvallis, OR; Benton County (Oregon), Sheriff's Department

RUNBERG, DAMON. "Educating Pacific Northwest Campers on the Risk of Spreading Invasive Forest Pests Through Firewood: Developing a Mental Model." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/21740

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Brent Steel & Sam Chan
  • Policy Interests: Environment
  • Internship: Oregon Invasive Species Council
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship 

VERITAS, KATHLEEN. "Housing Policies in the U.S. and How they Affect the Low-Income Population: An Analysis of the Policies of the Benton Habitat for Humanity Organization." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/26402

  • Committee: Dwaine Plaza (Chair), Mark Edwards & Jeff Hale
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: Benton County (Oregon), Sheriff's Department
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship 

WALKER, KELLIE. "Evaluating the Student Retention Program of Oregon State University Using Vincent Tinto's Model of Student Departure." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/26481

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Molly Engle & Rebecca Sanderson
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: OSU Student Affairs

WESTON, DANIEL. "The Influence of Values and Beliefs on the Firewise Behaviors of Central Oregon Residents." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/23620

  • Committee: Brent Steel (Chair), Mark Needham & Sally Duncan
  • Policy Interests: Environmental
  • Internship: Institute for Natural Resources

WINTERS, KIRSTEN. "Methods for Engaging Community Leaders in Climate Change Science and Providing Local Decision Support." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20531 

  • Committee: Brent Steel (Chair), Bryan Tilt & Joe Cone
  • Policy Interests: Environmental
  • Internship: Oregon Sea Grant
  • Awards: Oregon Lottery Scholarship

2010 Graduates

ADAMS, VINCE. "Grants-in-Aid or Fiscal Lifeline? Federal Timber Payments and County Government Expenditures in Oregon.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/18921

  • Committee: Bruce Weber (Chair), Roger Hammer & Brent Steel
  • Policy Interests: Environmental/Rural
  • Internship: Secure Rural Schools Project, Association of Oregon Counties
  • Awards: Oregon Lottery Scholarship

ALJETS, PAUL. "The Power of Choice: How Certain Policies Encourage Renewable Energy Development.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/16257

  • Committee: Brent Steel (Chair), Robert Sahr & Amy Below
  • Policy Interests: International/Energy
  • Internship: U.S. Senator Jeff Merkely's Oregon Office
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

CAMPBELL, MICHAEL. "Policy Shifting at the Federal Reserve Bank: A Punctuated-Equilibrium Perspective.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/18504

  • Committee: Bruce McGough (Chair), Patrick Emerson & Robert Sahr
  • Policy Interests: Economics, Monetary
  • Internship: City of Albany, Oregon
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

CHEN, MEIAN. "Public Participation in the Environmental Decision Making Process in China.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/16261

  • Committee: Hua Yu Li (Chair), Brent Steel & Bryan Tilt
  • Policy Interests: International/Environmental
  • Internship: World Vision (international development NGO)
  • Home Country: China

COLLINS, BRIAN. "The Politics of Health Reform and Coverage Expansion in Oregon: A Comparison with Other States.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/15118

  • Committee: Robert Sahr (Chair), Stephanie Bernell & William Lunch
  • Policy Interests: Social/Health
  • Internship: Governmental Relations Office, Oregon State University

DEWI (Maharani), CYNTHIA. "Understanding Patterns in Indonesian Fishery Conflicts--1970 to the Present." 

  • Committee: Michael Harte (Chair), Brent Steel & Bryan Tilt
  • Policy Interests: Environmental/International
  • Internship: OSU Women's Center
  • Home Country: Indonesia
  • Awards: Fulbright Scholarship

EWING, AMY. "How do Scientists Inform Permit Streamlining?: A Case Study of Coastal River Aggregate Mining Policy in Oregon.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/15199

  • Committee: Lisa Gaines (Chair), Todd Jarvis & Gail Achterman
  • Policy Interests: Environmental
  • Internship: Institute for Natural Resources

HAMILTON, MARGARET. "Determining Influences on Forestland Management Treatments.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/18502

  • Committee: Randy Rosenberger (Chair), Jeffrey Klein & William Lunch
  • Policy Interests: Environmental
  • Internship: USDA Forest Service
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

HENTHORNE, RYAN. "Public Perceptions of Oregon's K-12 and Higher Education Schools.” http://hd.handle.net/1957/18640

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

JACOBS, DERRIC. “Linking Population Growth Reduction to Climate Change.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20513

  • Committee: Lori Cramer (Chair), Brent Steel & William Lunch
  • Policy Interests: International/Environment
  • Internship: Oregon Progress Board
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

JUAREZ, ALEJANDRA. "Are Cash Transfers an Effective Development Strategy?: An Evaluation of Procampo on Campesino Farmers.”

  • Committee: Joan Gross (Chair), Nancy Rosenberger & Mark Edwards
  • Policy Interests: International/Rural
  • Internship: Ten Rivers-an organization providing strategic leadership to build a robust and resilient food system in the Mid-Willamette Valley
  • Awards: 2009-2010 OUS-SYLFF Graduate Fellowship for International Research; 2009 International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Field School Fellowship, Scotland; OSU Rural Studies Program Research Grant

KOPPER, SARAH. "Female Genital Cutting in The Gambia: A Case Study of Tostan.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/18595

  • Committee: Rebecca Warner (Chair), Janet Lee & Bryan Tilt
  • Policy Interests: International
  • Internship: Tostan (African development NGO)

KWON, TAEHYUN. "A Study on Policy Change of Locating Radioactive Waste Depository Facilities in South Korea Using a Multiple Streams Perspective." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/18503

  • Committee: Brent Steel (Chair), Denise Lach & David Bernell
  • Internship:  Korean Ministry of Environment
  • Home Country: Korea

LE, KHAN. "Diversity and Civil Leadership Programs: Is There a Window of Opportunity for Equity and Inclusiveness in the City of Portland's Public Involvement?” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/16310

  • Committee: Hua Yu Li (Chair), Patti Sakurai & Robert Thompson
  • Internship: City of Portland, Oregon
  • Awards: McNair Scholar; Congressional Asian American Caucus Fellowship

MATSUDA, AKANE. "Food Safety Issues between China and Japan.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/18638

  • Committee: Hua Yu Li (Chair), Brent Steel & Bryan Tilt
  • Policy Interests: International/Environmental
  • Internship: Representative Alcee Hastings, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Home Country: Japan

MICHAELS, JULIA. "Donating Democracy:  Measuring the Effectiveness of Foreign Aid in Central Asia.”  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/15927

  • Committee: Sarah Henderson (Chair), David Bernell & Nancy Rosenberger
  • Policy Interests: International
  • Internship: City of Corvallis, Oregon

OPFER, PAMELA. "Using GIS Technology to Identify and Analyze 'Food Deserts' in the Southern Oregon Coast.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/16305

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Bruce Weber & Nancy Rosenberger
  • Policy Interests: Social/Environmental
  • Internship: Oregon Coast Community Action Center
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship; OSU Rural Studies Program Research Grant

PORTER, SUE. "The Dynamics of Work, Poverty and Business Cycles: An Analysis of Oregon Households Receiving Food Assistance.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/14921

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Stephanie Bernell & Bruce Weber
  • Policy Interests: Social

ROOT, SKYE. "Analyzing the Perspectives and Behaviors of Teachers on Invasive Species Using a Focus Group Methodology.” http://hdl.handle.net/1957/15210

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Samuel Chan & Brent Steel
  • Policy Interests: Rural/Environment
  • Internship: Oregon Water Resources Department
  • Awards: 2009 Oregon Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship

SHADDY, ANDREA. "Political Decision-Making Behind the Oregon Health Plan: Making the Hard Choice." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/19583

  • Committee: William Lunch (Chair), Denise Lach & Stephanie Bernell
  • Policy Interests: Social (health)
  • Internship: Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry

VAUGHAN, ANDRES. "Unconditional Cash Transfers: Will Redistribution in Bolivia Work?" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/15604

  • Committee: Brent Steel (Chair), Patrick Emerson & Mark Edwards
  • Policy Interests: International
  • Internship: University of Bolivia
  • Home Country: Costa Rica

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