Claudia Avellaneda was elected to the governing board of the Public Management Research Association. Avellaneda will serve a four-year term. PMRA works to further relations among researchers working in the public policy, public management, nonprofit and governance disciplines in the U.S. and abroad.
Shahzeen Attari, Dan Cole, Burnell Fischer, Brad Fulton, Beth Gazley, Lee Hamilton, Vicky Meretsky, and Sarah Mincey are SPEA participants in the $55 million Grand Challenge grant involving more than 90 faculty across the Indiana University system. “Prepared for Environmental Change” will help Indiana develop actionable solutions that ready businesses, farmers, communities, and individual Hoosiers for the effects of ongoing environmental change.
David Audretsch published The Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation (Edward Elgar Publishing). Audretsch edited the volume with two co-authors. It offers an overview on a wide range of topics, including the different types of entrepreneurship and the effects of disruptive technology.
Robert Kravchuk co-authored a chapter in Law and Economics in Europe and the U.S.: The Legacy of Juergen Backhaus (Springer International Publishing). With co-authors, Kravchuk wrote “Reforming the Fiscal Constitution: Holding Politicians Accountable Through Greater Transparency.”
Joanna Woronkowicz and Doug Noonan earned a $90,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). It is one of the largest grants the agency has given for research. The grant will support a study of higher education investments (HEIs) in physical and programmatic arts infrastructure in the U.S.
Brad Fulton co-authored the lead chapter in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories about Faith and Politics (NYU Press). With a co-author, Fulton wrote “Achieving and Leveraging Diversity through Faith-Based Organizing.” Drawing on insights from Fulton’s national study of community organizing organizations, the authors discuss the declining efficacy of progressive religious voices in public discourse and policy debates.
Seth Freedman co-authored an article in Annals of Emergency Medicine: “Impact of the ACA Medicaid Expansion on Emergency Department Visits: Evidence from State-Level Emergency Department Databases.” Freedman and co-authors found that states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the ACA saw 2.5 emergency department visits more per 1,000 people after 2014, while the share of emergency department visits by the uninsured decreased by 5.3 percentage points.
Maureen Pirog published two articles. With co-author Maithreyi Gopalan, a SPEA Ph.D. candidate, Pirog published “Applying Behavioral Insights in Policy Analysis: Recent Trends in the United States,” in Policy Studies Journal. With co-author Haeil Jung, a former SPEA faculty member now at the University of Korea, Pirog published “Sample Conditions Under Which Bias in IV Estimates Can Be Signed” in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Monika Herzig is one of the recipients of an Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. The grant will fund Jazz Girls Day at the Indianapolis Central Library next March. Teenage girls from Marion and surrounding counties will participate in master classes and combo rehearsals culminating in a collaborative performance. Herzig and her ensemble, The Time Flies, are featured on a newly released limited-edition analog LP produced by White Fir Studios in Germany.
Amanda Rutherford and Claudia Avellaneda published a book they co-edited: Comparative Public Management: Why National, Environmental, and Organizational Context Matters (Georgetown University Press) argues that scholars must find a better way to build a more general model of public management.
Vicky Meretsky was named Volunteer of the Year by the Sycamore Land Trust. Meretsky is a member of the Trust’s advisory board and its land acquisition committee. The organization works to preserve and protect hardwood forests,rolling hills, wetlands, and family farms in southern Indiana through strategic land conservation and environmental education.
Kirsten Grønbjerg and several SPEA graduates were published in a special edition of VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. The issue includes an introduction co-authored by Grønbjerg with Aseem Prakash (SPEA Ph.D.’97): “Advances in Research on Nonprofit Advocacy and Civic Engagement.” Other SPEA authors contributing articles include Becky Nesbit (SPEA Ph.D. ’08) and Jodi Benenson (SPEA MPA’09).