Current Research: Joe's current projects are his dissertation which deals with Renewable Portfolio Standards and a paper with Dr. Beth Bjerregaard which deals with capital punishment issues.
Biographical Information: A native of Charlotte, NC, Joseph Cochran finished his undergraduate degree in Anthropology at UNC Chapel Hill in 1999. After 9/11, he went into the US Navy, where he served honorably. After receiving his honorable discharge, he enrolled in UNC Charlotte in a graduate program in Liberal Studies and, when it become available, a graduate program in Ethics and Applied Philosophy. After receiving both of his master degrees, he then joined the PhD program of Public Policy in January 2009.