Master of Arts in Policy Studies

2009 Graduate Research Conference

Graduate Research Conference - May 15, 2009

Welcome, coffee & pastries

9:00-5:30pm
UW1-031

 

Panel A: Policy Dialogues: Social Justice

UW1-031
9:00am-10:30am
Panel Discussant: Senior Lecturer Bruce Kochis

 

Jessica Bonney
Racial Inequities and the Eviction Process in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Senior Lecturer Bruce Kochis
Second Reader: Assistant Professor Cinnamon Hillyard
 

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: Senior Lecturer Bruce Kochis
Second Reader: Assistant Professor Benjamin Gardner
 

Bill Pickert
Communicating Policy: An Analysis of the King County Equity and Social Justice Initiative
Capstone Advisor: Senior Lecturer Bruce Kochis
Second Reader: Assistant Professor Ron Krabill

 

Panel B: Policy Formation and Adoption: Global Climate Change, Water Pollution, and Wildlife

UW1-031
10:45am-12:15pm
Panel Discussant: Assistant Professor Rob Turner

 

Storie Ewing
The Adoption of Climate Change Policies at the County Level
Capstone Advisor: Associate Professor Nives Dolšak
Second Reader: Assistant Professor Matthew Barreto (UWS Political Science)

Laura Fricke
Puget Sound Nutrient Pollution: Potential for Water Quality Trading
Capstone Advisor: Associate Professor Nives Dolšak
Second Reader: Stephen Bernath, WA Dept. of Ecology

Sean Schmidt
The Wildlife-Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN): a New Effort in Promoting and Financing Conservation
Capstone Advisor: Associate Professor Martha Groom
Second Reader: Assistant Professor Benjamin Gardner

Jenny Tzeng
The Impact of Media on Perceptions of Global Warming Uncertainty
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Nives Dolšak
Second Reader: Warren Cornwall, Reporter, Seattle Times

 

Keynote Address: Mike Hope
WA State Representative, 44th District
MA in Policy Studies Alumnus
1:30pm-2:00pm

 

Panel C: Case Study Approaches in Policy Outcome Analysis:
Meeting Development Objectives

UW1-031
2:15-3:45pm
Panel Discussant: Assistant Professor Keith Nitta

 

Sarah Bond
Washington State Initiative 937: an Analysis of the Factors that May affect the Achievement of Statutory Objectives
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Martha Groom
Second Reader: Associate Professor Kevin Laverty
 

Michael Kraft
Sauri Millennium Village: Prospects for Success
Capstone Advisor: Senior Lecturer Bruce Kochis
Second Reader: Assistant Professor Keith Nitta
 

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: Associate Professor Steven Collins
Second Reader: Associate Professor Colin Danby

 

Panel D: Quantitative Approaches in Policy Outcome Analysis:
Human Resources, Health, and Safety

UW1-031
4:00pm-5:30pm
Panel Discussant: Professor Dan Jacoby

 

Lynne Davis
English Language Learners and Standardized Testing in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Assistant Professor Cinnamon Hillyard
Second Reader: Assistant Professor Keith Nitta
 

Beatriz Hart
Adjunct Faculty: The Effect on Total Costs for Two-Year College Institutions
Capstone Advisor: Professor Dan Jacoby
Second Reader: Assistant Professor Keith Nitta
 

Brooke Magnusson
Improving Pedestrian Safety in King County Jurisdictions
Capstone Advisor: Lecturer Andrea Stone
Second Reader: Professor Cindy Watts (UWS Public Health)
 

Brad Nonaka
The Relationship Between Social Capital and Sex Offender Recidivism
Capstone Advisor: Assistant Professor Kari Lerum
Second Reader: Pre-Doctoral Lecturer Shauna Carlisle

 

Capstone Archive

See the complete list of previous student research here