ASU's School of Public Affairs Rocks APPAM Conference

From research on local government to global carbon emissions, ASU’s School of Public Affairs was well represented by faculty and students at the 38th annual fall research conference of the Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM), from November 3 to 5, in Washington, D.C.  Research topics included religion, online college attendance, social media, participatory budgeting, sustainability, voluntary regulation, child care, weather risks and transit, natural hazards, and the relationship between academic research and policymaking.

ASU Faculty and students presented 9 papers, 2 posters, and participated in 1 roundtable discussion and in 6 panels as organizers, chairs or discussants.  Nine faculty who participated included Lily Hsueh, Nicole Darnall, Mary Feeney, Barry Bozeman, Stu Bretschneider, Ulrich Jensen, Eric Welch, Chris Herbst, Brian Gerber, and Jonathan Koppell.  Doctoral students who presented papers or posters included Gabel Taggart, Won No, Fengxiu Zhang, and Sang Eun Lee.

Further information on papers, posters, and roundtables is listed below:

Hierarchical Religion, Employee Religiosity, and Perceptions of Organizational Leadership

The Effect of Online College Attendance on Job Obtainment through Social Connections

How Does Participatory Budgeting “Redistribute” Resources? the Case of Seoul, South Korea

Social Media and Citizen Engagement: What Do Bureaucrats Think?

Gender bias in Time-to-Tenure: Evidence from Academic STEM Faculty

Local Government Sustainability Programs and Their Impact on Collective Environmental Outcomes

Third Party Certification, Sponsorship and Consumers' Ecolabel Use

Do Global Businesses That Join Voluntary Climate Initiatives Emit Less Carbon? Explaining Firm Participation and Carbon Emissions By Firm-Level Factors and Dynamics

The Impact of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems on the Child Care Workforce

How Public Organizations Manage Weather Risks: A Study of U.S. Transit Agencies

Communities and Long-Term Risk Management for Natural Hazards: Understanding the Role of Local Government Administrators

Leading Innovation: A New Framework That Links Academic Research and Expertise to the Policymaking Process