The Glenn College Colloquium Series is held on Mondays from 12:30-1:30 in the the LEC (130 Page Hall). Please join us for an informative and lively discussion of current public policy and management issues and topics. Lunch is provided.

The purpose of this series

The purpose of the Glenn College Colloquium Series (GCCS) is to offer a venue for students, faculty, and community members of the Ohio State University to participate in the collaborative process of advancing scholarly research related to public administration, management, and policy and facilitating shared learning about research designs and methods for the study of public affairs.

Towards this end, the mission of the GCCS is to provide a venue for the presentation and discussion of peer-reviewed or prospective peer-reviewed empirical work by researchers from every stage of their careers. The GCCS emphasizes presentation of innovative research designs exemplifying the full spectrum of methods of inquiry pertinent to public affairs.


The Colloquium Series encourages and prioritizes the presentation of work that;
  1. Is topically relevant to the field of public affairs: In the spirit of the “generalist discipline” that is public affairs, we invite speakers from myriad disciplinary backgrounds, but encourage speakers to frame their research question in terms of its relevance to public administration, management, and/or policy.
  2. Clearly states its research question(s): We are a community interesting in the development and exploration of focused research questions related to public affairs. Towards that end, we invite presentations that identify and empirically explore a focused research question or set of questions.
  3. Uses Pertinent research design: While public policy is informed by myriad research area, the GCCS is primarily a venue for the discussion and advancement of research concerning the study of the broader field of public affairs. Thus, we invite presentations utilizing research designs that are applicable to the study of public affairs.
  4. Identifies and analyzes findings: the GCCS invites presentations of both in-process and completed work, but encourages presenters to present findings, even if preliminary rather than research proposals.
  5. Clearly articulates implications for the study of public affairs: We encourage all speakers to clearly delineate the implications of research findings for the field of public affairs, either in terms of research or practice.

2017-18 Glenn Colloquium Series

Bernadette Hanlon - "Suburban Density and Its Opposite: Redevelopment in the Older Suburbs of Baltimore County, Maryland”
Joshua Hawley - "Improving Decision Making by Government on the Workforce”
Jason Cook - "Segregation, Student Achievement, and Postsecondary Attainment: Evidence from the Introduction of Race-Blind Magnet School Lotteries”
Njeri Kagotho - "Inheriting the Family Farm: Exploring Generational Wealth Transfers in Kenya"
Robyn Wilson - "Building Farmer Efficacy to Promote Voluntary Conservation Adoption”

Lauren Jones - "The Long-Run Effect of Income on Cognitive Ability: Evidence from the EITC”

Jason Reece- “I Am My Brothers Keeper: A Local Case Study of Trauma Informed Community Development Practice”

Ed Malecki - “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Opportunities for Local Policy”

Zachary Oberfield - “Teaching Climates, Publicness, and Charter Schools”

Rosemary Emegu Isoto - “A Study to Ascertain the Cost of Agricultural Extension to Performance of Key Productive Sectors of the Economy besides Agriculture”

Shahzeen Attari - “Climate Change Advocacy and Ad Hominem Attacks”

Joyce Chen - “Climate Risk and Migration in Coastal Bangladesh”

Cecilia Mengo - “The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Mental Health Well-Being Among Women Seeking Help From a Police Station”

Stéphane Lavertu - “Beyond Spending Levels: Revenue Uncertainty and the Performance of Public Organizations

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