The capstone work for the Doctors of Philosophy is the dissertation. Here is a sampling of some of the quality work being generated by our doctoral students. Look for them as leaders in the fields of Environmental Policy, Historic Preservation, Community Development, Urban Planning, and Social Policy.
"An Exploration of School Resource Officer Arrests in Delaware", Kerrin Wolf, 2012.
"National Policy and Communit Cultural Democracy: Centralization and Decentralization of the Houses of Culture in Korea", Sunghee Choi, 2012.
"Effects of EU Anti-Corruption Mandates on the Romanian Judiciary", Ann Johnson, 2012.
"The Global Diffusion and Variations of Creative Industries for Urban Development: The Chinese Experience in Shanghai, Beijing and Ghangzhou", Xuan Jiang, 2012.
"The Spatial Concentration of Subsidized Housing", Rosalind Kotz, 2012.
"Informing Democracy?: Election Coverage by Cable News Networks in the 2008 Presidential Election", Cara Robinson, 2011.
"Lost in Translation: The Professional Public Health Discourse of Poor Health", Erin Knight, 2011.
"Media Citizenship and the 'Crisis of Democracy': From Political Agent to Shopper in the Political Supermarket" Tapas Ray, 2009.
“A Poverty of Information: Public Health and the Local Television News” Judi Haberkorn - May, 2008
“Privatization & Corporate Governance: Mining Synergy from Conflict Across Sectors” Ronald Sibert - January, 2006
“From Parks to Pills: A Political Ecology of Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica” Noah Toly - February, 2006
“Graphic Dissent: The Editorial Cartoon View of Urban Conflict 1992-2001” Kristen Osborne - May, 2006
“Energy Consumption Behavior in the Commercial Sector: An Ethnographic Analysis of Utility Bill Information and Customer Comprehension in the Workplace” Christopher Payne - August, 2006
“The Changing Paradigm of Agricultural Knowledge: The Policy, Memory, and Culture of the Maryland Tobacco Buyout”Kirk Ranzetta - August, 2006
“The Reform of Energy Subsidies for the Enhancement of Marine Sustainability: An Empirical Analysis of Energy Subsidies Worldwide and an In-Depth Case Study of South Korea’s Energy Subsidy Policies” Jae-Hyun Shim - December, 2006
“Representative Bureaucracy: A Compelling State Interest” Victoria Stewart - August, 2005
“European Integration and Assessment of Entry Into the European Union – The Case Study of the Slovak Republic”Tibor Toth - August, 2005
“The Political Economy of the Local: An Inquiry into the Causes of Rural Livelihoods Vulnerability.” Bruce Imboela, 2004
“Gender, Tradition, and Sustainability: Evaluating the Applicability of Indigenous Knowledge in Post-Colonial Societies: The Example of Kenya.” Bosire Maragia, 2004
“Race at Work: Demystifying the Dominant Race-Neutral Narrative.” Stephanie McClellan, 2004
“New Policy Directions for Urban and Suburban Development – A Transatlantic Contribution to the Current U.S. Debate.” Christian Schlosser, 2004
“Russia in the Electronic World: Multilevel Pattern Analysis of Information Technology: Presence , Distribution, Access, and Development.” Elena Shainyan Settles, 2004
“Welfare Reform Policy Options: The Impact of the Baltimore, Maryland Intensive Family Support Services Program.” Jocelyn Taliaferro, 2004