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Events, Programs, Students and Alumni

Glenn School doctoral student Akheil Singla and former Glenn School faculty member Dr. Marty Luby (DePaul) have had a paper accepted for publication in Public Budgeting and Finance, “Descriptive Analysis of State Government Debt-Related Derivative Policies.”

The Glenn School is used as an example of dramatic growth in Public Affairs programs in a Governing magazine article on government being the #1 industry where graduating college seniors would like to start their careers. The article is based on a survey done by the National Association of Colleges and Employers where graduating seniors were asked to identify the top three industries in which they preferred to start their careers. » Click here to read the article

Recent doctoral student conference presentations
ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) 42nd Annual Conference in Hartford, CT
Jamie Levine Daniel presented “Mission-Based Objectives, Market-Based Funding: The Effects of Nonprofit Enterprise on Service Delivery.” She was also selected as one of 10 Doctoral Fellows for the conference, which in included a scholarship and seminar the day before the conference.

Kristin Harlow presented "How Government and Nonprofits Influence Social Service Markets"

APPAM (Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management) 2013 Fall Research Conference in Washington D.C.
Hyungjo Hur participated in a poster session presenting “Effects of Government Spending On Research Workforce Development: Evidence From Biomedical Postdoctoral Researchers”

Stephen Roll co-presented “Integrating and Advancing Policy & Program Implementation Research,” a paper coauthored with Stephanie Moulton and Jodi Sanfort

Kristine Dugan was a coauthor on “The Alternative Agrifood System Policy Research Domain,” a paper presented by Jill Clark



Columbus Dispatch story on Senators Brown and Portman discussing their budget vote on Skype with Sen. Glenn at the Glenn School’s Leadership Forum. » Click here to read the story



Judith Zimomra (MPA’82), has been named the Glenn School's 2013 Outstanding Alumnus Award winner. Zimomra received her Master of Public Administration from The Ohio State University in 1982 and has served on the Glenn School's program committee for its NEW Leadership Ohio program. In 2011, the alumni association named her among, "100 Buckeyes You."
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Sullivan, former director of the Glenn School’s Battelle Center, has been picked to become the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA). Sullivan has been NOAA’s acting administrator since Jane Lubchenco left the post in February. August 1st, President Obama nominated her to be the permanent chief of the $5-billion agency. » Click here to read more



Two Glenn School students, Cole Ledford and Kelsey Gallagher, are quoted in the USAToday story “Poll: Public service valued; politics — not so much.” » Click here to read the story



The Glenn School's social media use was ranked as the fourth most effective among the almost 200 public administration school survey by The staff at evaluated the administration schools to determine which ones are doing the best job of building their social media presence. Each school was given a score based on the level of activity in each of the social media accounts. » Click here to learn more



Navid Ghaffarzadegan, a former postdoctoral researcher at the Glenn School, Josh Hawley, and Anand Desai have a paper published in Systems Research and Behavioral Science. The paper, "Research Workforce Diversity: The Case of Balancing National versus International Postdocs in US Biomedical Research," looks at the impact of changes in funding policies through federal agencies will have on the supply of skilled researchers in biomedical science. Ghaffarzadegan, Hawley and Desai developed a model to analyze the flow of national versus international researchers into and out of postdoctoral training. Their primary conclusion is that current policies will generally increase the supply of international researchers relative to domestic U.S. researchers »Click here to read their paper



The Intelligent Community Forum, a New York-based think tank dedicated to studying the use of information and communications technology to create the community of the 21st Century, announced it will award Glenn School Alumni Society Board member Dana McDaniel (MPA '90) its third-ever Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual Summit in New York on Friday June 7. »Click here to learn more



Dr. Ken Kolson, the Director of the Washington Academic Internship Program, will spend next spring semester as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Lithuania. Kolson will be teaching in the department of public administration at the University of Siauliai, a regional university with about 9,000 students.

The Fulbright Program is a program of highly competitive, merit based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. Under the Fulbright Program, competitively selected U.S. citizens may become eligible for scholarships to study, conduct research, or exercise their talents abroad and citizens of other countries may qualify to do the same in the United States.



As part of her Glenn School graduate assistantship with Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown, Estera Pirosca (MPA ’13), interviewed immigrants who settled in the county. The stories Estera wrote about the people she met has been turned into a book, “Portraits of Immigration: Journeys Toward Belonging”.



The John Glenn School's delegate to the Council of Graduate Students (CGS), Abigail Bell, was awarded "CGS Delegate of the Year." She was recognized for her outstanding service to both her peers at the John Glenn School and colleagues on CGS. In her role, Abigail secured a competitive grant that made PASA's first annual banquet in February possible, traveled to Washington DC twice to lobby on behalf of graduate students at Ohio State, and connected Glenn students to a number of opportunities provided by CGS.



Zachary Green and Kathryn Grant - presented a poster at the Denamn Undergraduate Research Forum: “Resetting the table: An evaluation of macronutrient trends in UK food retailer product innovations.” The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum is an opportunity to showcase outstanding student research. More than 700 students presented their work this year. Zackary and Kathryn have a working paper — — and will help prepare a journal article to be submitted shortly.



Taylor Stepp was re-elected as Undergraduate Student Government president. He was the first unopposed USG president since 1966. He also is the first two-term president since 2002. PA major Josh Ahart, Stepp’s running mate, was elected vice president of USG. »Click here to read more.



Congratulations Best Practice Award Winners! The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) along with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs gave five Community Action Agencies the Best Practice Awards, with one agency receiving two awards. The Best Practice Awards honor innovative and effective Community Action Agency programs that meet the needs of clients, families and communities by helping low-income people become more self-sufficient. »Click here to read about the winning programs.



Ben Weisbuch, who when he returned home from his honeymoon, collapsed and nearly died. Ohio Sate researchers discovered a gene mutation that caused Weisbuch’s health problems. »Click here to read the story.



Beth Trombold (MA ’10) to an open seat on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Trombold was a longtime staff member for PUCO until last year when she became an assistant director at the Ohio Development Services Agency.



Sara Rinfret (MPA ’05) has had her first book published, “The Lilliputians of Environmental Regulation — The Perspective of State Regulators," that she co-authored with Michelle Pautz. The book will serve to advance the debate on the future of environmental regulation in the U.S. »Click here to learn more.



Congratulations to Roy Heidelberg, who successfully defended his dissertation, Accountability as an Instrument of Power: The Louisiana Broadband Technology Opportunities Program Grant and the Spaces of Public Affairs. Roy is on the faculty of Public Administration at Louisiana State University.



Congratulations to Judith Zimomra, (MPA’82), the city manager of Sanibel, Fla., on being named the Public Official of the Year by the News-Press Media Group. The award recognizes people and organizations that made a difference in Southwest Florida »Click here to read more



Glenn School Ph.D. student Hyungjo Hur has had as article published in the Asian Journal of Human Service. The article “Assessing Training System for Social Service Workers in South Korea: Issues and Policy Agenda” was co-authored by Professor Jaewon Lee of the Pukyong National University. »Click here to download the article.



After four years of playing sousaphone in the Ohio State University Marching Band, Jocelyn Smallwood will dot the “i” in Script Ohio. Jocelyn participated in the John Glenn Learning Community as a freshman, and has been an active member of the Civic Leadership Council ever since. »Click here to read more



WAIP alumni Aiesha White has internship at the White House »Click here to read more



See photos from the election night watch party sponsored by the John Glenn Civic Leadership Council and the Politics, Society, and Law Scholars. Over 200 students watched the results come in on the big screen TVs at Woody’s; played political trivial pursuit and a few were interviewed by CNBC.



Ohio Third Frontier Commission recently announced it is joining Battelle, Nationwide Children's Hospital, OhioHealth and Ohio State in funding the Central Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program. The $15.4 million program includes funding for a new collaboration between Ohio State and TechColumbus known as the Innovation Gateway, dedicated to helping launch high-growth startups based on Ohio State research and technology platforms. The Glenn School’s Battelle Center for Science & Technology Policy is helping to identify the most promising technologies to include for funding in the Innovation Gateway. »Click here to learn more



Dae Joong Kim, a Ph.D. student at the Glenn School, was selected as one of only three nominees for the Best Paper Award from the Association for Complexity Research and Education Network for his paper, Modeling the Complexity System of Individual Rational Behaviors Embedded in Network Structures: A Case Study of Public Sector Organization. He was provided a $1,000 research grant to present his paper at this year’s Korean Complexity Conference on November 24th in Seoul. » Click here to learn more.



Guy Worley, MA, ’91, honored by the Glenn School as the 2012 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year during the Welcome Home Alumni Reception. » Click here to read a Columbus Dispatch story on the award



Glenn School graduate Danielle Smith will be honored with the 2012 William Oxley Thompson Award at the Ohio State Alumni Award ceremony on Sept. 14, 2012. The William Oxley Thompson Award is presented to young alumni who have demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career, civic involvement or both. » Click here to learn more about Danielle Smith



Michelle Crandall, MPA ’93, is feature on the International City/County Management Association's ICMA website.



Each year the John Glenn School of Public Affairs invites alumni and friends of the school to gather in Washington, D.C., to honor an individual with an outstanding tradition of service in the public interest. The 2012 Excellence in Public Service award was given to NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr.. » Read more, watch a video of Bolden’s address.



Gregory Paxton, named Chief of Fire for Columbus.
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» Columbus Dispatch | Paxton moves into hot seat as city’s new fire chief



Public Affairs majors Taylor Stepp and Kevin Arndt were elected president and vice president of the OSU Undergraduate Student Government. Taylor has served as USG senator for the Glenn School for the last year and a half.  Public Affairs freshman Tim Lanzendorfer was elected to replace him.



MPA student Chris Brunner's research into red-light runners caught on cameras shows many drivers are entering the intersection long after the light has gone red. His findings are featured in a Columbus Dispatch article. » Click here to read more.
Brunners' work was also cited in a Columbus Dispatch editorial and featured in an ABC6 story.
» Click here to read the editorial
» Click here to read the most recent Dispatch article
» Click here to see the ABC6 story



Steven Adams, a master’s degree student in the Glenn School spoke to a number of social-services providers in about the effect tax-increment-financing districts (TIFs) have on revenue from their respective property tax levies. Adams’ thesis suggests agencies with property tax levies will annually lose $31 per TIF for each person they serve over the life of the TIF. Read more



Glenn School alumnus Mike Champness writes about the work he did establishing Afghanistan's civil aviation system. » Read his story



Akron Beacon Journal | Gov. Kasich selects president of panel
Glenn School graduate, Randy Cole, named leader of powerful Ohio Controlling Board. »Read



The Glenn School has another senator in the building; Taylor Stepp will represent the school as a senator in the Undergraduate Student Government. »Read



Serbian leader at the Glenn School | Serbian Minister of Internal Affairs Ivica Dačić’s speak about Serbia  — its history and its future. »Watch



Columbus Dispatch | President's speech draws mix of views at Ohio State »Read



The future of public administration | Three of the Glenn School’s faculty are publised in a special issue of Public Administration Review. »Read



Sen. Sherrod Brown's keynote address to the 45th anniversary of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies. »Watch



MA student Matthew Damschroder named director of elections for Secretary of State-elect Jon Husted. »Read



Ph.D. student Adam Eckerd is one of the 2010 ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) Emerging Scholar Award winners.
»Read about Eckerd »ARNOVA



Barbara K. Fergus Women in Leadership Lecture | Donna Brazile



The Lantern | OSU student recruits to work voting centers »Read



Battelle Center awarded $1.439 million in grants
Projects in systems modeling, data visualization and STEM innovation will benefit. »Read



New MPA/MBA degree
» A new dual-degree program will start in the Fall.



Working Paper Series
» Each week, a speaker is invited to give a presentation to the Glenn School.



Civility in Politics
» Watch a video of Rep. Ted Celeste and former Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett discuss the civility in today’s political arena.



Networking Road Trip
» Glenn School graduate students packed into a van and drove to Washington D.C. to hobnob with alumni and possible employers.



» African-American alumni of the Glenn School returned during All Decades African American Alumni Reunion



Public Service Award
» Michelle Rhee, chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools system, is the 2009 winner.



2010 Stanley Muroff Civil Liberties Forum
» Sen. Tom Daschle on the new health care reform legislation.



Woodward and Bernstein
» In a rare joint appearance, these legendary journalists discuss the future of journalism.



Mendoza 5k Run
» Watch a video about the run and find out you can help



Visitation Day
» Watch a slide show of accepted graduate students visiting the school.



Climate Change Policies' Impact on Ohio
» Glenn School part of Ohio State, Ohio University partnership to address climate change policies and their impact on Ohio



Climate Change and National Security forum
» Watch videos from the presentations.



» Stanley Muroff Civil Liberties Forum |
Pulitzer Prize winner, Clarence Page, was this year's featured speaker.



» Obstacles and Opportunities | 2009 Rob Portman, former head of the OMB, talks about the stimulus package and the national economy.



Washington Policy Forum
To encourage collaboration and resource sharing among the many universities and other institutions that have a presence on Capitol Hill, the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and WISH (Washington Intern Student Housing) are hosting a speakers series. The events have attracted many of the Glenn School's alumni and friends in the D.C. area, many of whom are serving as mentors to the Glenn Fellows.

» Senator Sherrod Brown | 2009

» Congressman James Clyburn | 2009



The Importance of Public Service in Shaping America's Future
The John Glenn School of Public Affairs and the Ohio Telecom Association held a forum on the importance of public service especially during tough times at the Ohio Statehouse. The featured speakers were Sen. John Glenn and Robert Kennedy, Jr.

» "Want to make a difference? Be involved."



Parliamentary Development Project for Ukraine
» Democracy project expands to Crimea



Public Management Research Conference
» Read conference papers, see videos and photos



Team Building

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Class of 2009
» Explore interactive graphics to see where 2009 class received their degrees



Kevin Teaford
» Captain named interim patrol leader



Lisa Patt-McDaniel
» Gov. Strickland appoints Lisa Patt-McDaniel as Director of Ohio Department of Development



Kevin Griffith
»Presidential Management Fellowship finalist



James Ramey
» MPA students wins planning innovation competition



Katchmar Day of Service | 2010



» Jerome Socolof on Jeopardy | 2009
Jerome Socolof, a graduate student in the Glenn School's arts policy and administration program had an Andy Warhol moment as a contestant on "Jeopardy.