Accomplishments: School of Public Policy and Leadership

December 5, 2022
A paper by An-Pyng Sun (Social Work), Hilarie Cash (reSTART Life), Lawrence Mullen (Public Policy and Leadership), and Cosette Rae (reSTART Life), "Factors Related to the Occurrence of and Recovery from Gaming Disorder: A Qualitative Study," was recently accepted to Technology, Mind, and Behavior (an American Psychological Association journal) for…
October 11, 2022
Jayce Farmer (Public Policy and Leadership) published a research essay, “Water Utility Districts as Facilitators of Regional Climate Change Partnerships,” on the peer-reviewed Urban Affairs Forum. This essay centers water utility districts as a key factor for the development of regional climate change partnerships between local governments. Here,…
October 10, 2022
Kenneth Miller (Political Science), and co-editors John Green and David Cohen have published State of the Parties 2022: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Political Parties with Rowman & Littlefield. The book brings together leading scholars of parties, elections, and interest groups to explore the current state of American party…
July 8, 2022
Jayce Farmer (Public Policy and Leadership) published an article, “State Interventions and Interlocal Collaborations Across the Three Pillars of Sustainability,” in State and Local Government Review. This article makes a connection between regional partnerships for sustainability and state-level constraints on the fiscal and functional autonomy of…
June 28, 2022
Kiersten Farmer (Public Policy and Leadership) represented the city of Henderson as a featured speaker at the 2022 Data Governance and Information Quality Conference. Her presentation, “When Non-Data Professionals Inherit Data Stewardship,” centered on navigating the minefield of limited resources, loss of expertise, and maintenance of quality and…
June 16, 2022
Jesse Barnes (Public Policy and Leadership), Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business), and Alexander Chan (both Business) recently published their article, "Passive and Active Peer Effects in the Spatial Diffusion of Residential Solar Panels: A Case Study of the Las Vegas Valley," in the Journal of Cleaner Production. In this…
May 9, 2022
Jaewon Lim and Aaron Colletta (both Public Policy and Leadership) recently published an article in the Annals of Regional Science with a co-author, Ayoung Kim of Mississippi State University. In their article, "How Regional Economic Structure Matters in the Era of COVID-19: Resilience Capacity of U.S. States," they analyzed the importance of…
May 3, 2022
Yaa Obeng (Public Policy and Leadership, and Nursing) was named Best Master of Public Administration Graduate Student for the School of Public Policy and Leadership at the 2022 College Scholarship and Awards Ceremony. She also is the School of Nursing’s graduate engagement and retention coordinator.
December 28, 2021
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Public Policy and Leadership) recently had an article published in the International Journal of Prisoner Health. Her study, "Harm Reduction: A Public Health Approach to Prison Drug Use," provides a summary of research surrounding prison-based harm reduction programs.
November 16, 2021
Jaewon Lim (Public Policy and Leadership) won the David E. Boyce Award from the North America Regional Science Council. This award honors Professor David Boyce, a prominent figure in Regional Science who promoted the Regional Science Association for a number of years and was instrumental in its long-term success. The award acknowledges the service…
October 12, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Social & Behavioral Health)  and Kavita Batra (Medicine) published an article entitled, “Testing multi-theory model (MTM) in explaining sunscreen use among Florida residents: An integrative approach for sun protection" in the journal Healthcare in co-authorship with colleagues from University of North Florida, Baylor University,…
September 2, 2021
Brookings Mountain West recently published, "The Great Student Swap," a higher education policy brief authored by Brookings Institution Economic Studies colleagues Aaron Klein and Ariel Gelrud Shiro. This policy brief explores trends in student body compositions, tuition costs, and appropriations for state schools across the country, focusing on…