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 Model 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 MASON. "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

HAYES, 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.net/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