Student Research


Faith Butta:

Dissertation:

An Evaluation of Housing and Supportive Service Locations for the Formerly Homeless: The Case of Charlotte, North Carolina

Recent Research and Publications:

  • Butta, F. and Carman, J.G. (2018). Accountability: Breaches and Trust. In Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer International Publishing.
  • Butta, F. (2018). A post-recession look at state differences in homelessness. Poster session presented at the American Political Science Association State Politics and policy Conference, State College, PA.
  • Millesen, J., Carman, J., & Butta, F. (2017). Exploring the variation in board performance: Insights from board self-assessments. Paper presented at the Association for Research on Nonprofit
  • Organizations and Voluntary Action Conference, Grand Rapids, MI> Butta, F. (2017). Life after the uniform: Women veterans and voter turn out in presidential elections. Paper presented at the joint North Carolina Political Science Association and South Carolina Political Science Association Conference, Rock Hill, SC. (Fidelity Investments Best Graduate Paper recipient)

 

Kristine Canales:

Dissertation:

Voting with their feet: Do people choose residential destinations based on naturally occurring advantages or locally provided man-made advantages of locations?

Publications:

  • Canales, Kristine, Cherie Maestas, Suzanne Leland, and Martha Kropf. (Forthcoming). “Are Community Amenities Substitutes for Local Public Services in Residential Choices? Revisiting the Micro-foundations of the Tiebout Sorting Model.” Behavioral Public Finance: New Approaches to Old Questions.
  • Canales, Kristine, Cherie Maestas, and JoEllen V. Pope. (Forthcoming). “Tweeting Blame in a Federalist System: Attributions for Disaster Response in Social Media following Hurricane Sandy.” Social Science Quarterly.
  • Canales, Kristine, Isabelle Nilsson, and Elizabeth Delmelle. (January 2019). “Do light rail transit investments increase employment opportunities? The case of Charlotte, North Carolina.” Regional Science Policy & Practice.
  • Canales, Kristine. (Dec 2014). “Effects of a Minimum Wage on Employment Outcomes: An Application of Regression Discontinuity Design.” Philippine Review of Economics.
  • Edita E Tan, Kristine Canales, Kevin G Cruz, Jan Carlo B Punongbayan. (November 2011). “Why Girls are Leaving Boys Behind in Schooling.” Discussion Paper, School of Economics, University of the Philippines.
  • Canales, Kristine. (2015). “Testing for Dynamic Convergence in the Production Costs of the Countries in the ASEAN Economics Community (AEC).” Graduate paper for M.S. in Economics.
  • Esguerra, Emmanuel and Kristine Canales. (2010). “Searching for the Balance between Flexibility and Workers Security: Is it Time to Reform Labor Market Policies?” Asia-Pacific papers under the Angelo King Institute (AKI) Project.
  • Paderanga, Cayetano W. Jr., and Kristine Canales. (Feb - Mar 2009). “External Adjustment under Increasing Integration Philippines.” Annual Philippine Economic Outlook. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).
  • Canales, Kristine and Abigail Peralta. (Work-in-progress). “Does Government Performance Rely on Electoral Accountability?” Paper presentation at the Fall 2016 Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Conference (Nov. 4, 2016).

 

 

Christina Danis:

Dissertation:

An Evaluation of FEMA Region Resilience Conditions for Rural, Suburban and Urban Counties: The Case of a Multi-County Regional Disaster Plan Community, NC

 

Titiksha Fernandes: 

Publications:
  •  Banerjee, A., Arora, R., Fernandes, T., Becker, U. (2016). Technical and Economic Parameters Affecting Reuse of Construction & Demolition Waste in India: Case Studies from Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Solid Waste Management, 2016, Jadavpur University, Kolkatta, India
  •  Becker, U., Banerjee, A., Arora, R., Fernandes, T, Singh, M.S. (2016). The Indian Resource Panel: A Mechanism to Promote Resource Efficiency Policy Throughout the Indian Economy. Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Solid Waste Management, 2016, Jadavpur University, Kolkatta, India (Winner of the IconSWM 2016 Excellent Paper Award)
  • Material Consumption Patterns in India - a baseline study of the construction and automotive sectors (2016). Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  •  Fernandes, T. (May, 2012). Green Chemistry: A Solution https://www.uml.edu/docs/VOICESJournal_tcm18-61377.pdf

 

Iván Flores Martínez:

Publications:

  • Flores M., Iván & Atuesta Laura. (2018). “Mourning our dead: The impact of Mexico’s war on drugs on citizens’ depressive symptoms”, International Journal of Drug Policy, Volume 60, 65 – 73.
  • Flores M., Iván y Laura Atuesta (2018). “La guerra contra las drogas y la salud mental: los efectos sobre la población general”, Cuadernos de Trabajo del Monitor del Programa de Política de Drogas, CIDE-PPD, 1-41.
  • Zizumbo-Colunga, Daniel & Iván Flores (2017). Is Mexico a Post-Racial Country? Inequality and Skin Tone across the Americas, Topical Brief # 31, Latin American Public Opinion Project.
  • Reimers, Fernando M. & E. B. O ́Donnell (2016). "Fifteen letters on education in Singapore. Re ections from the American perspective,” translated to Spanish by Sergio Cárdenas Denham, Roberto Arriaga Martínez, Iván Flores Martínez, FCE, Mexico.

 

 Jingjing Gao:

Publications:

  • Utilizing Social Media as a Policy Tool: An Examination of the Impact of Social Media on Healthcare Outcomes in Chinese University Students. The 75th Annual Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference, Chicago
  • Death of a Trustee: An Examination of Traditional Legislator Roles in an Era of Increased Legislator-Constituent Linkages Precipitated by Internet Enabled Communication Technologies. The 75th Annual Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference, Chicago (coauthored with J. F. West)
  • Evolution and the Internet: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration of State Legislator Choice of Communication Technology. 2016 Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA), Raleigh (coauthored with J. F. West)
  • The Relationship between TV hours and Health Condition. Poster, Graduate Research Symposium, School of Graduate Studies and Research of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
  • Utilizing Social Media as a Policy Tool: An Examination of the Impact of Social Media on Healthcare Outcomes in Chinese University Students (Under review by The Journal of Information Technology and Politics, September 2017)  

 

Katelin Hudak:

Dissertation:

Nutrition and Health among Low-income Children: Estimating the Association with SNAP using a Quasi-Experimental Approach

Publications:

  • Hudak KM, Racine EF. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Child Weight Status: A Review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Forthcoming.
  • Walsh JI, Conrad J, Whitaker BE, Hudak KM. Funding rebellion: The Rebel Contraband Dataset.  Journal of Peace Research. 2018; 55(5): 699-707.
  • Solomon CA, Batada A, Zillante A, Kennedy A, Hudak KM, Racine EF. Food cost is the least of my worries: a qualitative study exploring food and beverage purchasing decisions among parents enrolled in the WIC program. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2018; 13(4): 497-506.
  • Hudak KM. A growing economy and expanding waistlines:  The nutrition transition in Chile. Pitt Policy Journal. 2013; 5: 1-15.
 

 

Cayce Jamil:

Publications:

  • 2017 “A Literature Review on Why Diverse Students are Interested In, Choose and Persist in College STEM Outcomes” Presented at the American Sociological Meeting, Montreal, August, by Martha Cecilia Bottia, Roslyn Mickelson, Cayce Jamil & Leanne Barry.
  • 2017 “What Does Community Colleges Have to Do with Underprivileged Students’ STEM Participation?” Presented at the Meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Antonio, Texas, by Martha Cecilia  Bottia, Roslyn Mickelson, Elizabeth Stearns, Stephanie Moller and Cayce Jamil. 
  • 2016 “High School Contextual Characteristics and Students’ College STEM: A Review of Social Science Research” Presented at the American Sociological Association Meeting, Seattle, August, by Martha Cecilia Bottia, Roslyn Mickelson, and Cayce Jamil.
  • 2016 “The Role of Two-Year Colleges in Students’ Four-Year College STEM Participation” Presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) International Conference, London, June, by Martha Cecilia Bottia, Roslyn Mickelson, Elizabeth Stearns, Stephanie Moller and Cayce Jamil.
  • 2016 "Employment Insecurity and Worker Ownership: Effects and Possibilities in the 21st Century" Presented at Southern Sociological Society Conference, Atlanta, GA, by Cayce Jamil

 

Samuel LaVergne:

Publications:

  • Stogner, John, Sam LaVergne and Shannon Messner. 2019. "Biology, Genetics, and Crime." Controversial Issues in Criminal Justice: An Active Learning Approach

 

Ping Mao:

Dissertation:

Nonprofit Private Colleges and Universities in China

 

Chuck McShane:

Dissertation: 

Economic Prosperity, Population Growth and Local Spending in America's Micropolitan Areas, 2002-2014
  
Publication:

  • “The Conflict over Cocktails: Alcohol Policies and Economic Development in North Carolina, 1965-1980,” North Carolina Historical Review (forthcoming, April 2015).

 

JoEllen Pope:

Dissertation:

Flooded with complexity: Do organizational structural complexity, coordination, and managerial discretion impact natural disaster preparedness?

Publications:

  • Mohr, Z., Pope, J., Kropf, M., & Shepherd, M. (2019) “Strategic Spending: Does Politics Influence Election Administration Expenditure?” American Journal of Political Science. Abstract. Earlyview.
  • Read, D., Leland, S., & Pope, J. (2019) “Views from the Field: Economic Developers’ Perceptions about the Formation of Public-Private Real Estate Development Partnerships.” Urban Affairs Review. Abstract. OnlineFirst.
  • Canales, K., Pope, J., & Maestas, C. (forthcoming) “Recovering Public Opinions from Social Media Data in the Wake of Catastrophic Natural Disasters: Blame and Hurricane Sandy.” Social Science Quarterly. Abstract. 
  • Pope, J., & Leland, S. (forthcoming) “Isn’t a Flood a Rainy Day? Does the Political Nature of Disasters Impact the Use of States’ Rainy Day Funds?” Social Science Quarterly. Abstract.
  • Pope, JoEllen and Zachary Mohr. “Cost Accounting for Rate Setting.” Cost Accounting in Government: Theory and Applications. Ed. Zachary Mohr.  Routledge. May 2017. 

 

Rachel Schorno:

Dissertation Title:

The Effects of Federal Reserve Banking Regulation on Bank Lending and Related Firm Growth Since the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008

Publications:

  • Schorno R, Gholizadeh S, Racine EF. “The UNC Charlotte Food Environment and Student Food Choices: Developing an integrated data set to study healthy food and beverage choice among college students.” Working paper.
  • Schorno R, Gholizadeh S, Schulkind, L, Zadrozny, W, Racine EF. The UNC Charlotte Food Environment and Student Food Choices: Utilizing transaction data to study healthy food and beverage choice among college students. Poster Presentation. 2019 Southeastern University Consortium on Hunger, Poverty, and Nutrition Symposium. Boone, NC, 2019
  • Racine EF, Gholizadeh S, Schorno R, Schulkind L, Zadrozny W. Using big data to better understand food choice and recreational facility use among young adults. Poster Presentation. Healthy Eating Research Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN, 2018.
  • Racine EF, Gholizadeh S, Schorno R, Schulkind L, Zadrozny W. Using big data to better understand food choice and recreational facility use among young adults. Oral Presentation. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. Hong Kong, China 2018.

 

Peter Thompson:

Publications:

  • Cross Corpus Emotion Classification Using Survey Data. In Proceedings of Symposium on Computational Modelling of Emotion: Theory and Applications (2017) (coauthored with Armin Seyeditabari, Sara Levens, Cherie Maestas, Samira Shaikh, James Igoe Walsh, Wlodek Zadrozny, and Christine Danis)
  •  Teaching Adult Ecojustice Education. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017 (coauthored with A. M. Dentith)
  •  Review of The Roots of Ethnic Conflicts in Africa: from Grievance to Violence, ed. By Wanjala S. Nasong'o, Africa Today 62 (coauthored with I. E. Udogu)
  • Minority rights and environmental justice. In Human Rights Dilemmas in the Developing World: The Case of Marginalized Populations at Risk.
  • Adult Learning Process of Ecojustice Education. Accepted for publication (December 2015) (coauthored with A. Dentith)
  • The Penetrating Influence of Social Media in Africa's Political Landscape: A Case Study of the Global Pressure on the Nigerian Government in the Wake of the Boko Haram Mass Kidnap. Presented at North Carolina Political Science Association conference, Charlotte, February 2015