Public Policy PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2014
Nandan's research primarily centers on Education and Urban Policy areas. Broadly, he is interested in how some of the important economic, political and social factors influence K-12 and higher educational outcomes.
When did you graduate?
- Education Finance and Policy
- Microeconomics of Public Policy
- Regional Economic Development
- Urban Sociology
- Cost Benefit Analysis
- Game Theory; Statistics
- Quantitative Methods
- Research Methods
- Program Evaluation
- Selected to Participate in 2011 Summer Doctoral Teaching Assistant Institute. Participated in teaching workshops, taught an independent course and received Summer Assistantship as part of this award.
- Graduate/Teaching Assistantship (2008-present)
- Graduate School Tuition Award (GASP) (2008-present).
- Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, UNC Charlotte
- Member, Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Delta of International Scholars at UNC Charlotte
- Government of India Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship (Funded entire cost of 8-12 Grade Education in reputed residential private schools: Vikas Vidyalaya, Ranchi and Bhavan’s Sawan Public School, New Delhi)
- Stearns, Elizabeth, Nandan Kumar Jha, and Stephanie Potochnick. “Race, Secondary School Course of Study, and College Type.” Forthcoming in Social Science Research.
- Jha, Nandan. (2012). Getting in the Groove: How Students Can Make Successful Conference Presentations. The Southern Sociologist, 43(3): 7-9.
- Jha, Praveen, Subrat Das, Siba Sankar Mohanty and Nandan Kumar Jha (2008): Public Provisioning for Elementary Education in India. SAGE International Publishing House, New Delhi.
- Jha, Nandan Kumar (2007): Budget 2007-08: Half Hearted Efforts to Improve Public Health Spending, HEALTH FOR THE MILLIONS, Vol. 32, No. 6, February – March 2007: Voluntary Health Association of India (http://www.vhai.org/ceo/hfm_background.php).
- Jha, Nandan, Deepak Xavier and Vivek Ramkumar (2006): National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in India, Online Newsletter of the International Budget Project, Washington, DC. No. 34, July 2006.
Nandan Jha. “Is Fiscal Decentralization Associated with the Declining Role of State Governments in Highway Finance?” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago (April 12-15, 2012).
Nandan Jha, Roslyn A. Mickelson and Stephen S. Smith. “Funding Inequity and Allocative Efficiency in Public Education: Using “The Tamed and Responsive Leviathan Model” in the Context of School Districts.” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago (April 12-15, 2012).
Neena Banerjee and Nandan Jha. “Assessing the Role of Teachers’ Unions in the Adoption of Accountability Laws in Public Education.” American Educational Research Association, Vancouver (April 13-17, 2012).
Neena Banerjee and Nandan Jha. “Do Teachers’ Unions Influence State Adoption of Accountability Laws in Public Education? A Comparative Policy Analysis of No Child Left Behind.” (Poster) American Political Science Association, Seattle (September, 2011).
- Discussant of the Panel on Public Policy and Society Session in North Carolina Political Science Association (February, 2011).
- Nandan Jha. “Institutionalization of Local Option Transportation Taxes and the Motor Fuel Taxation Rates in the US States: Is there an Association?” North Carolina Political Science Association (February, 2010).