Research and Collaboration

Capstone Project Listing

Listed below are all the Capstone research projects that have been completed in the MA in Policy Studies program to date. The Capstones are catalogued in the University of Washington Libraries catalog and shelved at the University of Washington Bothell Library. The projects are organized by the following policy arenas:

Cultureresearch
Economic Regulation and Development
Education
Environment and Energy
Health
Human Rights
Labor and Human Resources
National Security
Social Change and Welfare
Technology
Urban Planning

Culture

Josephine Baltan
The Seattle Arts Commission 1971-2002: A Case Study Analysis of Politicization through Implementation
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2003

Rebekah Burgess
The Challenges of Cross-Sectoral Policy Implementation in Ireland's National Development Plan 2000-2006: Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development
Capstone Advisor: Jane Decker
2004

Jacob Galfano
Program and Funding Decisions at a Cultural and Performing Arts Center: A Case Study
Capstone Advisor: Elizabeth Thomas
2008

Vy Nguyen
Community Building & Development in Seattle's Little Saigon. A Case Study in Community Economic Development
Capstone Advisor: Jin-Kyu Jung
2012

Diane F. Weber
The Challenges of Cross-Sectoral Policy Implementation in Ireland's National Development Plan: Social Inclusion as a Core Objective
Capstone Advisor: Jane Decker
2004

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Economic Regulation and Development 

Brittany Allyn
Discretionary Gaps in Fair-trade Apparel Manufacturing Practices
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2011

Maia Anderson
Evaluation of Washington C.A.S.H.'s Individual Development Account (IDA) Program
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2011

Bob Baur
Predicting Compromise in Seattle's Economic Development
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2008

Michael Brockman
Factors Impacting Farmers’ Business Decisions in Western Washington
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2011

Michael H. Jerrett
Grade B Milk: Does Disallowing it Decrease the Viability of Small Dairy Farms Within a State?
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2005

Michael Kraft
Sauri Millennium Village: Prospects for Success
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2009 

Dean LaRue
Motor Vehicle Excise Tax and Vehicle Valuation: Effective versus Nominal Tax Rates
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2004

Jason Malinowski
The Impact of City Council Electoral System on Campaign Finance
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
2013

Melissa Miller
An Overview of the Regulations of Automobile Dealerships in Washington State: A Case Study
Capstone Advisor: Fritz Wagner
2003

Riann Sammy-Sacquitne
An Analysis of Publicly Financed Subsidies and Economic Growth in the Washington State Wine Industry
Capstone Advisor: Jane Decker
2003

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Education

Sarah Kelley Baba
Teacher-Child Interaction and Child Outcomes: Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Head Start Preschool Programs, 2012-2013
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
2014

Courtney Bell Normand
Truth or Consequences: Assessing the Impact of Sex Education  Curricula among Washington State Public School Youth
Capstone Advisor: K. Lerum
2008

Danielle Brooks
Reducing the Black-White Achievement Gap: A Policy Analysis
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2006

Nathanael Brown
Measuring Educational Resilience in the Era of International Assessment: A case study of U.S. and Taiwan education systems
Capstone Advisor: Andrea Stone
2013

Anne Cameron
Professional Growth Plans for Clock Hours: Effects of State Policy On Student Outcomes
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
2011

Joyce Carroll
Implementation of Running Start Policies: Qualitative Insights from Field Interviews with Program Coordinators
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2008

Chris W. Covey
Micropolitics and Decision-Making: A Study of One Elementary School
Capstone Advisor: P. Taylor Webb
2003

Lynne Davis
English Language Learners and Standardized Testing in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Cinnamon Hillyard
2009

Dylan D'Entremont
Late Teacher Hiring in Washington State: The Role of Contract Provisions on Late Hiring
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
2012

Ashley Hamilton
An Education Panacea: Implementation of Navigation 101 in Washington State as a Provision for Public Education Retention
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
2012

Anne Harrison
Are Education Reforms Improving Academic Achievements for Students: A Comparative Analysis of National and State Data
Capstone Advisor: Cinnamon Hillyard
2008

Mary Jonasen
High School Completion Programs: Is There a Best Practices Model for Success?
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2010

Julia Lawrence
Minority and Low-Income Student Participation in Running Start
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
2010

Christine Lindberg
Evaluating Advanced Placement Participation as a Measure of College Readiness: Who's Still Falling through the Cracks?
Capstone Advisor: P. Taylor Webb
2004

Keiko Matter
Academic Graduation and Student Achievement Initiative in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2010

Brandon Mayfield
A Qualitative Analysis of Digital Literacy and TechREACH Program’s Curriculum Training and Implementation
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
2010

Alison McNee
The Use of Exclusionary Discipline in Southeast Seattle Public Schools: Challenges and Opportunities for Reducing Exclusion
Capstone Advisor: Gwen Ottinger
2013

Shawn Miller
The Efficiencies of College Mergers within Washington's Community and Technical College System
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2010

Rose Mary Rankins
The Impact of No Child Left Behind on the Curriculum in a Disadvantaged School
Capstone Advisor: Jane Van Galen
2005

Rachel Reichert
An Analysis of K-12 Financial Literacy Legislation at the State Level from 2003 to 2007
Capstone Advisor: Cinnamon Hillyard
2010

Marie Savoie
A Study of the Current Perceptions and Policy Impacting Baccalaureate Attainment of Community College/Four-Term Transfer Students in the State of Washington
Capstone Advisors: Jane Decker and Tana Hasart
2003

Irina Snare
Pilot Study of Feasibility Analysis for Universal Pre-k Child Services in the State of Washington
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2010

Andrea Sweerus
Perception of Effective Programing
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
2013

Mari Taylor
Early Childhood Education Programs: Effects on Families
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
2010

Jennifer Whitworth
Teacher Leadership: Guiding Colleagues Through Curriculum Implementation
Capstone Advisor: P. Taylor Webb
2003

Ericka Wiggins
The Fourth Time's the Charm: Charter School Legislation in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
2011

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Environment and Energy

Hannah Baweja
The UW Bothell Carbon Footprint: Strategies for a Sustainable Campus
Capstone Advisor: Martha Groom
2008

Sarah Bond
Washington State Initiative 937: An Analysis of the Factors that May Affect the Achievement of Statutory Objectives
Capstone Advisor: Martha Groom
2009 

Emily Bowerman
The Role of NGOs in Forestry Clean Development Mechanism Projects: A Case Study
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2007

Kate Bryant-Greenwood
Hawaii's Life Sciences: Gauging the Potential
Capstone Advisor: Steve Collins
2006

Bob Congleton
The Tribal Energy Program: Wind Power and Human Development within Native American Communities
Capstone Advisor: Gwen Ottinger
2013

Megan Dunn
Empirical Measurements of Human Well-being to Determine an Environmental Policy Impact
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2013

Storie Ewing
The Adoption of Climate Change Policies at the County Level
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2009

Kiley Faherty
Modernizing the Electric Power Grid: An Analysis of U.S. Smart Grid Policies
Capstone Advisor: Steve Collins
2012

Scott Ferguson
Factors in Thorium Fuel Adoption
Capstone Advisor: Steve Collins
2011 

Wendy Fisher
Developing Biological Guidelines for Habitat Management of Dungeness Crab
Capstone Advisor: Martha Groom
2007

Jen Fitchorn
Population and Conflict: A Case for Environmental Security
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2005

Laura Fricke
Puget Sound Nutrient Pollution: Potential for Water Quality Trading
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2009

Claire Gipson
Community Knowledge and Behavior Regarding Global Warming and Sustainability: University of Washington Baseline Survey and Analysis for Climate Planning
Capstone Advisor: Kevin Laverty
2008

Danny Good
Incentives, Beliefs and Policy Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of Environmental Education Implementation
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2007

Leif Hansen
Comparative Analysis of the European Union
Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) Reduction Methods for Phase I (2005-2007)

Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2011

Andrew Hilen
Exclusionary Impacts of Recreation Fees on Four National Forests in Washington State: A Preliminary Analysis
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2005

Eric Hopson
Visualizing Public Participation: Wind Farm Development in Eastern Washington
Capstone Advisor: Ben Gardner 
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Kristen Houston
Study on the Motives and Processes Behind the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact of 2008
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2010

Linda Ishii
Land Use Policy - Enforcement and Education
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2008

Mandy E. Knudtson
Electronic Waste Recycling Programs in the United States: A Comparative Analysis
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2014

Julianna Mandler
The Water Use Efficiency Rule and Overcompliance: An Analysis of Water Conservation in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolsak
2012

Kristen Maines
Implementing Cap-and-Trade in Washington to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Regional Regulation of a Global Problem and the Risk of Carbon Leakage
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2011

Christopher McQueen
Coalitions, Cooperation and Collaboration: Environmental decision-making and perceptions of success
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2004

Andrew Miller
Using Power in International Environmental Policy: Japan and the International Whaling Commission
Capstone Advisor: Nives. Dolšak
2005

Daniel Molvik
Viability of Small-Scale Renewable Energy Projects: Case Study Documenting the Motivations Behind One Small-Wind Cooperative
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2007

Michael K.Y. Ng
An Experimental Study of an Energy Conservation Intervention on Energy Use by UWB Students in Husky Village
Capstone Advisor: Martha Groom
2013

Megan Palchak
Defining "Sustainability": A Comparative Case Study of Processes
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2006

Rachel Phillips
The Hunt for the Gray Wolf: A Case Study in Top-Predator Management Policy in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Dave Stokes
2013

Kristina Pieters
Washington Farmland Preservation Programs and Performance Indicators
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2010

Joan Ready
Endangered Psittacids: Can CITES Policies and CITES Management Authorities Create Positive Partnerships for Private Breeding Programs in the United States for Neotropical Parrots?
Capstone Advisor: Martha Groom
2004

Karen I. Sampson
Innovation in Air-Quality Policy: The Role of Resources
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2006

Sean Schmidt
The Wildlife-Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN): A New Effort in Promoting and Financing Conservation
Capstone Advisor: Martha Groom
2009

Andrea Schrock
Performance Measurement at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2010

Frederick M. Senn
Family Forests in Lewis County Washington: Policies and Methods for Designing the Survival of an Economic and Social Resource
Capstone Advisor: Fritz Wagner
2003

Kaylene Strock
Water Reclamation in Washington State: An Analytical Review of WAC 173-219
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2011

Omer Terrason
Imposing charging and parking limits on electric vehicles that have attained their maximum state-of-charge at free electric vehicle public charging stations
Capstone Advisor: Robert Turner
2014

Joshua Thompson
Waste Reduction through Policy Reform: A Political and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Mandatory 3-sort Recycling in Edmonds
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2011

Jenny Tzeng
The Impact of Media on Perceptions of Global Warming Uncertainty
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2009 

Jo Wyatt
Regulation of genetically modified plants in the United States and Europe: explaining the difference
Capstone Advisor: Steve Collins
2004

Joy Xiang
IPR and Climate Change
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2010

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Health

Manik Ahuja
Program Evaluation of the Washington State Newborn Screening Program
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2008

Matt Albertson
Implementing Harm Reduction Practices in a Hostile Environment
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2006

Kelsey Beck
Basic food education and outreach program efforts: determining the variables for a best practices analysis
Advisor: B. Kochis
2006

Soo-Ah Choi
Analysis of the Effects of Youth-Targeted Alcohol Control Policies: Minimum Legal Drinking Age
Capstone Advisor: Andrea Stone
2010

George Cody
From "Healing Cults" To Washington's Every Category of Provider Law: Examining Alternative Health Professions through The Advocacy Coalition Framework
Capstone Advisor: Carolyn Watts
2005

Jessica Crawford
Impact of Community Health Programs: Evaluation of a Community Based Project to Reduce Malaria and Diarrhea Incidence in Kwitanda, Malawi
Capstone Advisor: Andrea Stone
2010

Rebecca Creasy
The Collaboration of Aids Agencies Responding to International Natural Disasters: A Case Study of Hurricane Mitch
Capstone Advisor: Colin Danby
2004

Shaila Davis
An Evaluation of King County School District’s Wellness Policies
Capstone Advisor: Andrea Stone
2013

Yi-Wen Huang
National Healthcare Insurance: What the United States can Learn from Taiwan
Capstone Advisor: Andrea Stone
2010

Natasha Hundley
Troubled Youth and the US Mental Health Care Crisis
Capstone Advisor: Andrea Stone
2011

Jefferson Ketchel
Information Asymmetry as a Market failure: Household Chemical Labeling and Children's Health
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2008

Valerie Kris
State-Level Insurance Mandates and Multiple Gestation Rates in Fertility Clinics Using Assisted Reproductive Technology
Capstone Advisor: Steve Collins
2006

Joe Lang
Health Care Reform: Bundling Payments to Fight Rising Health Care Costs
Capstone Advisor: Santiago Lopez
2012

Brandon Leviton
Actuarial Risk-Assessment in the Implementation of Washington State's Dangerous Mentally Ill Offender Legislation (SSB5011)
Capstone Advisor: Anne Peterson
2004

Harpa Magnusdottir
Contributing Factors to Fast Food Density Surrounding High Schools in a Two Mile Radius
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2008

Patricia Magnuson
Reducing Mercury in Dental Office Wastewater: Case Study of King County, Washington 1990-2003
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2004

Paula Matano
Understanding Community Care Organizations – A Case Study of 100% Access Coalition in Lane County
Capstone Advisor: Andrea Stone
2012

Emily A. Olson
Reproductive Rights on Lockdown: A State-by-State Policy Analysis of Reproductive Rights and Access
Capstone Advisor: Camille Walsh
2013

Randy Penrod
Adult Arrest Report Drug Data as a Proxy for Booking Report Drug-Crime Information: A Critical Analysis
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2003

Elizabeth Robertson
University of Washington Bothell Student Health Services Feasibility Study
Capstone Advisor: Carolyn Watts
2004

Jodi Rothermund
An Exploration into the Benefits of Food Cooperatives and Local Farmers
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2004

Amy Stutesman
Examining the Dimensions of Evidence-Based Practice: The NREPP Case Study
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2007

Arijana Wall
Inconsistencies for Resource Tracking for the AIDS Pandemic
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2008

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Human Rights

Kathy Betteridge
Making the Case for Accessible Housing in the Private Market
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2014

Jessica Bonney Trenkamp
Racial Inequities and the Eviction Process in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2009
 

Eden Bossom
A Content Analysis of the Relationship Between NIMBYism and Supportive Housing in Seattle, Washington
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2007

Danielle Burhop
Property Rights, Regulatory Takings: Framing the Debate Across the West Country
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2008

Camie Byron
Measuring Commitment to a Voluntary Code of Conduct: The Case of the ECPAT Code and the Prevention of Child Sex Tourism
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2005

Sara Clements-Sampson
The Implementation of Domestic Violence Policies and Parenting: What Do the Policy Actors Think?
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2007

Jennifer Crownhart
United States Trade Policy and Gold
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2014

Catherine Duffy
The Seattle Housing Authority's Implementation of the Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE VI) Program in Relation to Organizational Pressures in the Policy Implementation Stream
Capstone Advisor: Jane Decker
2005

Abigail Echo-Hawk
Infant Mortality in Seattle's Native American Community: Can Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative Impact the Number of Preventable Deaths?
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2009 

Jennifer Gray
The Jurisdictional Maze: The Impact of PL 280 on Crimes Committed in Indian Country
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2009

Mark Hammond
Stakeholder Discourse and Issue Representation in Collaborative Planning: Developing a Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2005

Suzanne Koval
Inclusionary Zoning: A Feasibility Study for the Development of Affordable Workforce Housing in the City of Seattle
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2007

Jung Lee
What are the roles of a local human rights agency in incorporating international human rights treaties into local policies?: A Case Study of the Seattle Human Rights Commission
Capstone Advisor: Camille Walsh
2013

Mary E. Martin
The Impact of the Growth Management Act on the Availability of Affordable Housing in King County, Washington
Capstone Advisor: Anne Peterson
2003

Logan Micheel
Factors Influencing Sexual Assault Case Filings in King County: Perspectives from Key Informants
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2010

Meghan Moore
Allocation of Prosecutorial Resources in Times of Scarcity:  A Case Study of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2010

Gene Mueller
Nuclear and Chemical Weapons and Law - Comparative Analysis
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2014

Simone Nelson
Training Washington State's Law Enforcement Officers About the Crime of Trafficking in Persons: A Preliminary Analysis
Capstone Advisor: Fritz Wagner
2003

Mary Nguyen
Policy Analysis of Washington State's Trafficking Legislation: Examining Whether it is an Adequate Tool to Combat Human Trafficking
Capstone Advisor: Kari Lerum
2009

Brad Nonaka
The Relationship Between Social Capital and Sex Offender Recidivism
Capstone Advisor: Kari Lerum
2009 

Bill Pickert
Communicating Policy: An Analysis of the King County Equity and Social Justice Initiative
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2009 

Safaa F. Rajkhan
Women in Saudi Arabia: Rights, Limitations and Future Development
Capstone Advisor: Karam Dana
2014

Skultip Sirikantraporn
The role of local non-governmental organizations in the prevention of child trafficking: a case study of the Desnarevelopment and Education [Program] for Daughters and Community, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Capstone Advisor: Fritz Wagner
2003

Jaime Straub
Reporting Homelessness: A Program Assessment Evaluating the Usability and Effectiveness of King County’s Federally-mandated Homeless Management Information System
Capstone Advisor: Cinnamon Hillyard
2010

Gypsy White-Darrow
Domestic Violence Prosecutorial-based Advocates: A Case Study on Implementation
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2003

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Labor and Human Resources

Laura T. Allred
The Changing Face of the United States Arms Trade and the Effect on United States Policy Preferences
Capstone Advisor: Dan. Jacoby
2004

Nick Alvanos
Diversification Efforts in Washington State Apprenticeship Programs
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby

2007

Stephen Barbouletos
The Impact and Implications Caused by the Difference between Job Descriptions and Role Expectations
Capstone Advisor: Pete Nye

Melinda A. Bocci
The Impact of the Implementation of the "Working Age Adult Policy" in King County
Capstone Advisor: Carolyn Watts
2006

Sunny Burns
Union-based Training Agreements in Long Term Care: How Multi-Firm Cooperation Affects Career Ladder Development
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2007

Jennifer Clarke
Monitoring Labor Standards: An Exploratory Analysis Of The Fair Labor Association Monitoring Program
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2008

Calaera Dollar
The Connection Between Immigrant Labor Wages and Agriculture Food Costs in the United States
Capstone Advisor: Cinnamon Hillyard
2008

Allyson Fredericksen
Examining the Impact of Community-Level Factors on Success Rates of WorkFirst in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2010

Heidi Hascall
Media Reports and Monitoring the Apparel Industry: A Case Study of Nike Publicity and the Fair Labor Association
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2005

Mike Hope
The Seattle Police Department's Narcstat Program: An Ongoing Tool For Evaluation and Understanding
Capstone Advisor: Anne Peterson
2006

Mollie Hughes
Process Management for Non-profit Organizations: Creating Competitive Advantage
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2003

John Lee
Employee Free Choice Act: Reforming Labor Organizing Methods and Procedures
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2010

Anindita Mukerjee
Estimating Leakage/Surplus in Retail Sales at the City Level: The Case of Bothell
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2007

Dean William Olsen
Implementing Union-Management Grievance Policies at the Plant Level
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2005

Kenneth A. Pierro
The Future of Maritime Search and Rescue
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2006

Candria Rauser
Evaluating Cost Effectiveness of Monitoring and Enforcement in Mandatory Workers Compensation Insurance
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2003

Cynthia Reese
An Analysis of Qualifications-Based Selection in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2012

Jillian T. Russell-Mori
International Temporary Worker Programs Application Processes and their Possible Application in the US: A Case Study
Capstone Advisor: D. Jacoby
2009

Damir Sabanovic
The Effect of Washington State Tax Policy/High Tech Incentives on Economic Development: The Case of the Boeing Company and Tax Incentives/Policy
Capstone Advisor: Steve Collins
2009

Meghan Wright
Supply Chain Transparency: Comparative Analysis on Government Policy and NGO Advocacy
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2013

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National Security

Jared Bigelow
Defining Terrorism: A Step Toward More Effective Policy
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2011

Sarah M. Flagg
Effect of Environmental Treaties on U.S. Seaports: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of MARPOL Annex VI
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2006

BJ Myers
Equity in Contract Police Services
Capstone Advisor: Shauna Carlisle
2012

Andrew P. Nguyen
Crime and Privacy in the Age of Drones: Applying the Coase Theorem to Fourth Amendment Case Law
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2013

Heather Vermef
Federal and Local Law Enforcement Information Sharing and National Security
Capstone Advisor: Anne Peterson
2004

Jeffrey A. Willett
U.S. National Security and the American Service members' Protection Act
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2004

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Social Change and Welfare

Jonathan Boyette
The Cost of Coercion: Prospect Theory and Self-Deportation
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2013

Sheila Brashear
Guardianship as Advocacy: Is Washington State Meeting its parens patriae Obligation to the Incapacitated?
Capstone Advisor: B. Kochis
2006

Marcella Burden
US Food Aid: Policy Evidence for Local and Regional Procurement
Capstone Advisor: Cinnamon Hillyard
2010

Susan Funk
The Role of Government Support for Volunteerism
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2011

Isaac Harrison
A Case Study Analysis of the Racial Disparities within Criminal Enforcement and Sentencing
Capstone Advisor: Camille Walsh
2013

Michael Irons
Promising Artists In Recovery Program Evaluation: A Study of Pro-social Group Mentoring within Snohomish County’s Juvenile Justice Population
Capstone Advisor: Shauna Carlisle
2013

Christophe Jamot
DACA or DREAM Act: Economic Impact for Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Shauna Carlisle
2013

Mariah Ortiz
Collaborative Social Change:  A Transformational Approach?
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2010

Ben Sanders
Foster Care Solutions in WA State: a Cost/Benefit Analysis
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2006

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Technology

Donna May Ambrose
The Biotechnology Industry: A Study of the Benefit and Need for Research and Development Tax Subsidies
Capstone Advisor: Fritz Wagner
2003

Mike Barta
Constructing Rude
Capstone Advisor: Cinnamon Hillyard
2012

Angela Borus
The Proliferation of Internet Technologies in Residential Real Estate Brokerage and Consumer Choice
Capstone Advisor: Suzanne Withers
2008

Michael-Paul Cummings
Stimulating Innovation Through the SBIR Program
Capstone Advisor: Steve Collins
2007

Kristopher Dane
Considering Data Breaches: Public Information, Corporate Responsibility, and Market Valuations
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
2012

Craig Edwards
Program Evaluation: University of Washington Bothell - Integration of Information Systems and Campus Media Center into Information Technologies
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
2010

Bruce Ellestad
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Subsidizing Photovoltaic Solar Panels in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2004

Corinne R. Hensley
Local Government Behavior Towards High Technology Business in Snohomish County
Capstone Advisor: Anne Peterson
2005

Patti McKinnell-Davis
Lessons From the North Carolina Biotechnology Industry
Capstone Advisor: Steve Collins
2007

Aimee Munzi
Computers: Turn Them Off or Leave Them On?
Capstone Advisor: Cinnamon Hillyard
2011

Rebecca Sargent
The Role of Urban Amenities in Attracting and Retaining High Technology Industry: A Case Study of the Biotechnology, Medical Technology, and Aircraft-Related Firms in Snohomish County, Washington
Capstone Advisor: Anne Peterson
2005

Andrea Smith
High-Tech Cluster Development in Suburbia
Capstone Advisor: Anne Peterson
2005

William A. Smith
E-Government: Efficiency and Social Influences in American Cities
Capstone Advisor: Anne Peterson
2004

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Urban Planning

Jonathan Christiansen
The Effects of Participation in Group Decision-Making on Resident Satisfaction with the Decision Making Processes in Co-housing Communities
Capstone Advisor: A. Peterson
2008

Kristin C. Hallgren
Agenda-Setting and Political Mobilization: An Analysis of the Monorail as a Transportation Alternative
Capstone Advisor: Anne Peterson
2004

Brooke Magnusson
Improving Pedestrian Safety in King County Jurisdictions
Capstone Advisor: Andrea Stone
2009

Grover Nogawa
An Alternative Approach to Emergency Preparedness: A Descriptive Case Study Evaluation
Capstone Advisor: Elizabeth Thomas
2011 

Timothy Ruppell
Red Light Camera Policy Implications
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
2012

Holly Stewart
Walkability and Social Capital in Suburban Neighborhoods: A Study of Community College Students in King County
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
2007

Teresa Tam
An Evaluation of Audit Tools Measuring Walkability
Capstone Advisor: Carolyn Watts
2008

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