Glenn College Faculty

Jeffrey Bielicki

Professor Bielicki researches the interactions between energy and environmental systems and policy, with a specific focus on how the evolution of energy systems can be directed to improve economic, social, and environmental conditions. He examines how public policy affects and is affected by the development and deployment of energy technologies.


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Trevor Brown

Professor Brown's areas of research include alternative service delivery arrangements (particularly contracting), performance measurement and management, organizational capacity, intergovernmental relations and management and democratic transition.


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Jill Clark

Professor Clark’s research is directed toward the management of food systems by state and local governments and community groups. In particular, she focuses on food-affiliated policies related to the entire system, including regulations, planning, expenditures, growing, processing, distribution, consuming and recycling. She analyzes the collective efforts that influence the overall food environment, covering the civic, political, urban, rural, producing, consuming, alternative and conventional sectors. She pays particular attention to small and mid-size farm viability and healthy food access for vulnerable community residents.


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Anand Desai

Professor Desai’s research focuses on how to use evaluation and measurement tools to determine the performance of public sector programs and policy decisions on many different levels. His research has focused on the use of data, simulation and visualization to inform policy decisions. He is also interested in examining the role of systems and complexity perspectives in public policy and management research.


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Noah Dormady

Professor Dormady’s research focuses on energy and environmental policy and economics. Specifically, his work focuses on how the design of energy and environmental markets can produce more efficient and sustainable systems. This includes analyses of how deregulated energy markets interact with pollution control markets. He also conducts research on the economics and public policy of terrorism and natural hazards. This includes how businesses and economic systems can be more resilient to systemic shocks.


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Amanda Girth

Professor Girth’s research examines government contracts and public-private partnerships with a particular focus on performance and accountability. Her current research explores the use of performance incentives in government contracts and the strategies public managers use to hold contractors accountable. Girth has insider knowledge. She worked for a global consulting firm and managed information technology initiatives at the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development. She also worked in Michigan state government.


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Robert Greenbaum

Professor Greenbaum focuses his research on economic resilience and urban and regional economic development. He analyzes the interactions of policy, the characteristics of a local population and the structure of industry and economic activity. His work examines economic development policies that are targeted spatially, and he studies how local economies are affected by serious disruptions like terrorism, natural disasters and recessions. He also investigates how crime interacts with neighborhood characteristics to affect business investment choices and housing markets.


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Russell Hassan

Professor Hassan's research is focused on how work climate affects employees’ work motivation, commitment and performance in government and non-profit organizations.


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Joshua Hawley

Professor Hawley's research is in the areas of education policy, workforce policy, data analytics and international development


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Ned Hill

Professor Hill’s research interest include economic and community development, state and local public policy and management, workforce development and labor economics, urban and regional economics, and business strategy and Industry organization related to economic development.


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Neal Hooker

Professor Hooker’s research centers on food policy and its relations and interactions with consumers, food companies and other stakeholders, with a particular focus on food safety, nutrition and sustainability of the food supply. His work includes economic analysis of new food policies and the innovative strategies used by food companies related to nutritional improvements.


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John M. Horack

Since John Glenn’s first complete orbit of our Earth, space has come to pervade nearly every aspect of our daily lives, including the areas of communications, agriculture, healthcare, and global positioning to name just a few. Professor Horack’s research involves the changing dynamics and landscape of civil, commercial, and national security space activities. In his joint appointment between the College of Engineering and the Glenn College, he explores and implements systems-focused research collaborations and programs which employ space as a tool to solve some of our most challenging problems.


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Charlotte Kirschner

Professor Kirschner's research is directed toward budgeting, intergovernmental finance and homeland security.


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David Landsbergen

Quality information is timely, accurate, and useable information. Professor Landsbergen’s research examines the legal, policy and managerial challenges to obtaining quality information for public decision-making. His past work has focused on integrating information systems so that they work together; making information systems secure and trustworthy; identifying best policy and managerial practices for open source software; providing recommendations on how to improve the standards-setting process; and designing policies and systems that protect privacy and improve public records access. As a John Glenn Scholar, he helped develop a Central Ohio response to the Digital Divide.


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Stéphane Lavertu

Professor Lavertu’s research examines how politics affects the design and operation of government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. His current projects are primarily focused on the governance of school districts, examining how school board and levy elections, as well as state and federal politics, affect school district staffing, finances, and, ultimately, student achievement. He is also interested in broad education policy and is currently conducting projects examining the impact of STEM schools and school closure on student learning.


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Stephanie Moulton

Professor Moulton's research is the the areas of housing and consumer finance policy, program implementation and evaluation, and public and nonprofit policy and management.


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Jos C.N. Raadschelders

Professor Raadschelders' research involves comparing how governments are similar or different from one another around the world. A critical component of this research is the investigation of a government’s history and what role and function it plays in the society it governs and how it goes about making policy and laws. On a deeper level, he also analyzes how one can know what they perceive about government. His findings cover governments of all sizes and countries.


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Mary Tschirhart

Professor Tschirhart targets her research towards how nonprofit organizations are managed and governed. She is especially interested in nonprofits’ interactions and collaborations with organizations in other sectors of society. The overarching goal of her research is to discover how nonprofits might be more effective. Focal points of her work include membership associations, nonprofit accountability and resource development, and the roles of nonprofits in certification and accreditation programs.


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Katie Vinopal

Professor Vinopal’s research centers on the causes of and solutions to poverty and inequality. Specifically, she is interested in the intersection of social, family, and education policy and administration.


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Caroline Wagner

Professor Wagner focuses her research on the field of science and technology and its connections to policy, society and innovation. She has analyzed science and technology policy for more than three decades.


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Hongtao Yi

Professor Yi's research is in the areas of energy policy, recycling and solid waste management, green economic development and policy network analysis.


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Courtesy Appointments

Jennifer Evans-Cowley

Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Ph.D., AICP, is the Vice Provost for Capital Planning and Regional Campuses and a professor of city and regional planning at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University.


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Devin Fergus

Devin Fergus is Associate Professor of African American and African Studies and senior fellow at Demos, a policy-centered research institute headquartered in New York. His research focuses on the historical mechanisms driving contemporary inequality.


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Jeffrey Ford

Jeffrey Ford is a professor of management at the Fisher College of Business.


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Rachel Garshick Kleit

Rachel Kleit is the head of the city and regional planning section at the Knowlton School.


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Ed Malecki

Professor Malecki is on the faculty of the Department of Geography. His research Interests are in economic and urban geography, and the impacts of technology.


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Deborah Jones Merritt

Professor Merritt is the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at the Moritz College of Law.


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Peter Shane

Professor Shane is the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law at the Moritz College of Law.


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Terrell Strayhorn

Dr. Strayhorn is Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise at The Ohio State University, where he is also Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Studies within the College of Education and Human Ecology.


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Sandra Tanenbaum

Dr. Tanenbaum is professor of Health Services Management and Policy at the College of Public Health.


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Bruce Weinberg

Professor Weinberg teaches in the Department of Economics. His research areas are changes in the wage structure, family and neighborhood determinants of youth outcomes, and innovation and creativity.


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Margaret Wyszomirski

Professor Wyszomirski is a faculty member of both the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy. She has served as staff director for the bipartisan Independent Commission on the National Endowment for the Arts, as director of the Office of Policy Planning, Research and Budget at the National Endowment for the Arts, and as director of the Graduate Public Policy Program at Georgetown University.


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