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 Unit 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
  • Policy Interests: Environmental, International
  • Internship:  Korean Ministry of Environment
  • Home Country: Korea

LE, KHANH. "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
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • 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