Mapping the Nets: State-level Policy Networks in the Age of Internet
Project examines the composition and nature of policy networks in state-level policymaking and the effect the Internet has on the structure and operation of those networks. Using internal funding to: (a) re-survey of two networks originally examined as part of the dissertation project, making these data sets longitudinal; (b) generate a new case study in a geographically “expansive” state; and (c) collect new case data from a domain that focuses primarily on regulation of private activity.
Networks and Terrorism
Project is developing data and methods to analyze relational patterns between terror groups and the correlation between those patterns and outcome variables of interest, such as the propensity to undertake mass casualty attacks, the ability to propagate terrorist methodologies from one group to another, and the likelihood of choosing a particular civilian or military target (with Victor Asal)
By the Numbers: An Empirical Investigation of Quantitative Preparation in Ph.D. and DPA programs in Public Administration, Public Policy, and Public Management
Project examines the range of quantitative methods taught in “Top 50” doctoral programs in public administration, public policy, and public management and their fit to the public affairs literature. Work now focusing on assessing use of quantitative methods in public affairs literature.
Assuring Quality in Nursing Homes: A Financial, Clinical, and Network Approach
New project aimed at understanding the relationship between fiscal and clinical performance in terms of resident and family networks and their influence on management choices in public, private, and non-profit nursing homes (with David Schwarzkopf, Bentley College).