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School of Public ServiceRecent Ph.D. Dissertations

Explore the Dissertation Topics of Ph.D. Students

  • Dissertation: Other Transaction Authority: Evaluating Innovation Policy Impact of Alternative Contract Vehicle in the Department of Defense, Dolores Kuchina-Musina
  • Dissertation: Nonprofit Organizational Performance Measurement and Accountability: Funders Vs. Clients/Mission, Mavis Mansah Agbakpe
  • Dissertation: Three Essays on Clean Water State Revolving Funds: Determinants of State Leveraging and Measurement of Debt Affordability, Lien Nguyen
  • Dissertation: Social Vulnerability and Hurricane Evacuation Behavior in Hampton Roads, VA: Emergency Management Stakeholders' Perceptions of Low-To-Moderate Income Households in a Social Construction Paradigm, Mechelle Smith
  • Dissertation: Why Do Nonprofits Fail? A Quantitative Study of Form 990 Information in The Years Preceding, Mackenzie Arbogust
  • Dissertation: Governance Impacts on Public-Private Partnerships on The World Bank Group Members Countries, Kouliga Koala
  • Dissertation: Enhanced Model of Collaboration and Social Capital: Hampton Roads All Hazards Advisory Committee Replication Study, Adale Martin
  • Dissertation: Case Study of Participant Responses to Organizational Change Involving Technology in the National Security Domain How Informal Processes Iterate Structure and Outcomes, Brian Martinez
  • Dissertation: Reassessing the Relationship Between Flood Risk Perceptions and Adaptive Behaviors of Households, Donta Council
  • Dissertation: Conceptualizing Governance Decision Making: A Theoretical Model of Mental Processes Derived Through Abduction, Matt Loesch
  • Dissertation: An Analysis of The Differences Between Nonprofit Board Members According to The Method by Which Nonprofit Board Positions Are Acquired, Patricia Birungi
  • Dissertation: Ethical Accountability of Licensed Professional Counselors: A Comparative Study of State Regulations and the Effects on Ethical Behavior, Kelly J. Doolan
  • Dissertation: Is There a More Distinct South? Comparing Key's, Elazar's and the U.S. Census Bureau's Version of the South through the Lens of the Affordable Care Act, Robert Christopher Kenter
  • Dissertation: Countervisuality as Policy Feedback: A Critical Policy Study on the Symbolic Role of Visual Culture in Contemporary Antiracist Resistance, Lindsay N. Plott-Buckner
  • Dissertation: Technology, Institutions and Their Interactions: How Do These Explain E-Participation Degree and Levels? A Cross-Country Analysis, Pragati Rawat
  • Dissertation: A Study of Public Seaport Governance in the United States. Christopher Michael Williams
  • Dissertation: Factors Influencing Health Outcomes Across the Least, Average and Healthiest States in America, Somayeh Hooshmand
  • Dissertation: Obesity Policy Stringency Over Time: A Four State Policy Design, Luisa M. Lucero
  • Dissertation: Exploring the Relationship between Media Influence and Policy Output: A State Comparative Study, Stephanie Savas Joannou Menefee
  • Dissertation: Exploring the Role of Organizational Motivations in Cross-Sector Watershed Collaboration, Luisa M. Diaz-Kope
  • Dissertation: Medicaid Expansion in the United States: A State Comparative Study Examining Factors that Influence State Decision Making, Tiffany J. Henley
  • Dissertation: Civic Crowdfunding and Local Government: An Examination into Projects, Scope, and Implications for Local Government, Martin Mayer
  • Dissertation: Street-Level Bureaucratic Discretion: An Investigation of Disproportionality in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems, Nina Frola Joyner

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