Dr. Mary K. Marvel received her doctorate in political science from The Ohio State University. Her research interests include policy formulation, implementation and program evaluation.
Marvel has published in the Journal of Human Resources, Administration and Society, Policy Studies Review, Public Choice, Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Education Finance and Urban Affairs Review. She serves on the editorial board of Evaluation Review.
She has been a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, visiting research fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Osaka University in Osaka, Japan, and a visiting research associate at the Center for Socio-Legal Studies at Wolfson College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom.
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.