We specialize in analyzing policy questions that most affect urban areas, often using the Charlotte area as our research laboratory. Our Ph.D. students specialize in urban policy, social policy, economic policy, education policy, and environmental policy, just to name a few.
Hollie's research interests pertain to health insurance reform, public health (obesity and drug policies), and state determinants of health policy diffusion.
Current Research:Hollie's research interest focuses on researching environmental and nutrition policies that affect consumer choices and health and teaching at the collegiate level.
Introduction to American Government
Introduction to Health Policy,
Co-author of NC Medicaid Report
American Public Health Association, NC Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Association of Politics and Life Sciences, Southeastern Conference for Public Administration
Biographical Information: Hollie gradauted from Columbia College, a liberal arts college for women in South Carolina. There she earned a BA in Business Administration and Spanish, quickly entering international business after graduation. She pursued teaching at a small independent day school as a Spanish teacher, during which time she earned an MPA from the University of South Carolina. Hollie worked as an analyst for a local police department and recognized her affinity for policy. She worked with a research team on the NC Medicaid report and is currently working to publish, as sole author, a qualitative paper about her experiences as a navigator under the ACA. She has taught classes regarding the Affordable Care Act and Research Methods. She aspires to be a professor.