2012 Graduate Research Conference

Friday, May 11, 2012


University of Washington Bothell

North Creek Events Center


Conference Schedule 

Welcome and refreshments

10:00 - 10:30 am


Panel A: Health & Education

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Discussant and Panel Chair: Shauna Carlisle

Dylan Dentremont
Late Teacher Hiring in Washington State: The Role of Contract Provisions on Late Hiring
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
Second Reader: Dan Goldhaber

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

Joe Lang
Health Care Reform: Bundling Payments to Fight Rising Health Care Costs
Capstone Advisor: Santiago Lopez
Second Reader: Andrea Stone

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



12:00 – 1:00 pm 

Catered lunch to be served 



Panel B: State & Community Concerns

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Discussant and Panel Chair: Nives Dolsak

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

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

Vy Nguyen
Community Building & Development in Seattle's Little Saigon. A Case Study in Community Economic Development
Capstone Advisor: Jin-Kyu Jung
Second Reader: Joyce Pisnanont, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation Development Authority

Cynthia Reese
An Analysis of Qualifications-Based Selection in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
Second Reader: Gwen Ottinger


Panel C: Public Security  

2:45 – 4:30 pm

Discussants and Panel Co-chairs: Dan Jacoby and Camille Walsh

Mike Barta
Constructing Rude
Capstone Advisor: Cinnamon Hillyard
Second Reader: Camille Walsh

Kristopher Dane
Considering Data Breaches: Public Information, Corporate Responsibility, and Market Valuations
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
Second Reader: Cinnamon Hillyard

BJ Myers
Equity in Contract Police Services
Capstone Advisor: Shauna Carlisle
Second Reader: Andrea Stone

Timothy Ruppell
Red Light Camera Policy Implications
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
Second Reader: Christopher Stringari



4:30 – 5:15 pm


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Past Conferences

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2011 conference

2010 conference

2009 conference

2008 conference