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Latest Faculty Accomplishments

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New Leadership Appointments for College Faculty  

The university recognized Glenn College faculty expertise with three new leadership appointments. Dean Trevor Brown was appointed senior advisor to the provost to assist the provost and the Office of Academic Affairs with overall college operations and college strategic visioning across campus. Associate Dean for Curriculum Rob Greenbaum joined Vice Provost Randy Smith as associate vice provost, primarily assisting with academic programming at the university level, such as the process for new workforce development initiatives and programs for new majors. He will split his time in the new role with his current role in the Glenn College for this academic year. And Professor Caroline Wagner served as a special advisor to Ohio State’s Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge (ERIK). She focused on advising ERIK on research investment, teaming and interdisciplinary connections.

Other Faculty Achievements

Associate Professor Jeff Bielicki co-authored “Recovering Rare Earth Elements from Coal Mine Drainage Using Industrial Byproducts: Environmental and Economic Consequences.” The study, published in the journal Environmental Engineering Science, assesses an experimental process patented by he and his team that was shown to successfully clean coal mine drainage while producing rare-earth elements in samples from various rivers across Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Bielicki also is the lead investigator for a research team awarded $200,000 in Catalyst grants through the Ohio State President’s Research Excellence program in the 2022 cycle. The project is “Pathways for the Hydrogen Economy to Enhance Sustainability.”

Illuminating Policy Around the Globe

See how John Glenn College of Public Affairs faculty lend their expertise to further national and global public policy, science and research. 

Associate Professor Jill Clark, along with co-authors, published a new paper, “Planning Toward Sustainable Food Systems: An Exploratory Assessment of Local U.S. Food System Plans,” in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. Clark and colleagues also published “Food Systems Governance Should Be Preceded by Food Systems Diplomacy,” in the journal Nature Food.

Professor Russell Hassan, the Ambassador Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Chair in Public and International Affairs, and colleagues authored “Gender, Race, and Experiences of Workplace Incivility in Public Organizations,” which was selected as a co-winner of the Best Article Award for Vol. 41 in the Review of Public Personnel Administration. Hassan and colleagues also published “Work Engagement, Burnout, and the Motivation to Serve Among Law Enforcement Officers during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Community Protests in the USA” in the journal Policing: A Journal of Policy & Practice. A co-author of the study is former Glenn College postdoc Daniel Baker. 

Associate Professor Lauren Jones and doctoral student Blain Morin, working for the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center at Ohio State, published “Sobriety Checkpoint Laws, Fatal Car Crashes and Arrests” on SSRN. Among the findings: When states make sobriety checkpoints illegal, the number of annual fatal crashes increases by 17%. And rendering sobriety checkpoints illegal leads to a 25% increase in the number of annual DUI arrests in a state, suggesting that the deterrent effect of checkpoints is much stronger than their enforcement impacts.

Associate Professor and Enarson Fellow Jim Landers published a memo, “Best Practices for States Planning Tax Incentive Evaluations,” for the Pew Charitable Trusts. The report provides a framework to guide how evaluators examine the structure and administration of incentives and helps them decide the appropriate methodologies, data sources and scope for an evaluation.

Professor Stéphane Lavertu, director of doctoral studies, and Assistant Professor Long Tran, Washington Faculty Fellow, conducted a study, “For-Profit Charter Schools: An Evaluation of Their Spending and Outcomes,” published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. The study uses administrative data from Ohio to explore whether a charter school’s use of for-profit organizations impacts school quality. Lavertu and doctoral student J.J. Gregg co-authored “The Ohio EdChoice Program’s Impact on School District Enrollments, Finances and Academics,” published by the Fordham Institute.

Assistant Professor Megan LePere-Schloop and her co-authors won the best conference paper award at the 2022 Midwest Academy of Management Conference. Their paper, “The Antecedents of Conformity in an Institutionalized Federated System: The Case of Local United Ways,” examines organizational conformity within a highly institutionalized federated system using co-sign similarity to measure the extent to which the missions of local United Ways align with the mission of the United Way Worldwide.

Professor Brian Mittendorf, the Designated Professor of Accounting at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, now has a courtesy appointment at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, where he will apply his expertise to enhance nonprofit research and programming. He specializes in nonprofit accounting, managerial accounting and the role of accounting in supply chain management.

Professor Stephanie Moulton, faculty director for research, published “Managing the Onset of a New Disease in Older Age: Housing Wealth, Mortgage Borrowing and Medication Adherence” in Social Science & Medicine. The research investigates the wealth-to-health link by explicitly modeling the effect of liquidating home equity through borrowing on health expenditures. Moulton and Research Analyst Rebecca Xie, in partnership with FinRegLab and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, are co-authors of “Debt Management Insights for Distressed Borrowers,” a study on credit card debt during the COVID pandemic. This is the first major empirical analysis of its kind to focus primarily on consumers who sought assistance in managing credit card debts during the pandemic.

Assistant Professor Tasha Perdue is a lead investigator on a $533,204 grant from the National Institute of Justice to examine why and how racial disparities in drug court diversion and participation persist, which is key for understanding underlying mechanisms and points of intervention to reduce criminal justice and health inequalities.

Professor Jos Raadschelders’ essay “The People’s Choice: A Territorial or Humanitarian Future,” a book review of “Aid Imperium: United States Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia” by Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr., was published in World Affairs journal. Raadschelders, associate dean for faculty and faculty director of professional development programs, also has been named an editorial board member for World Affairs. In addition, Raadschelders, with co-author Brian R. Fry of the University of South Carolina, published the book “Mastering Public Administration: From Max Weber to Dwight Waldo” with Chicago: Waveland Press. They provide a singular investigation into the influence of 10 scholars on contemporary public administration as well as how significant their work continues to be on contemporary research. He also contributed “Historical Roots of Public Administration: Development of the Interaction between Political and Administrative Officeholders,” to the reference book “Elgar Encyclopedia of Public Management,” published by Edward Elgar Publishing.

Professor Caroline Wagner was inducted into Sigma Xi, the Research Honor Society. Sigma Xi aims to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering and related policies. Wagner’s work is included in a book, “The Next 75 Years of Science Policy,” issued by the National Academy of Sciences. Her chapter is titled “A New S&T Policy for a New Global Reality.”

Associate Professor Hongtao Yi, director of graduate studies, received the Emerging Young Scholar Award from the Science, Technology and Environmental Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. The Emerging Young Scholar Award is given in recognition of a researcher, within 10 years of their PhD degree, who is making notable contributions to the field of science, technology and environmental politics.

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