Faculty Publications | February 2021

Faculty in the College of Public Affairs actively contribute to their respective fields through scholarly activities, including peer-reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews and paper presentations, and other publications such as articles and op-eds in major media outlets and blog posts. Here are some of the most recent faculty publications:

Ñusta Carranza Ko, assistant professor in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), has published a new book titled, Truth, Justice, and Reparations in Peru, Uruguay, and South Korea: The Clash of Advocacy and Politics. The book is part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies on Human Rights in Asia (PMSHRA) book series. “Ñusta Carranza Ko’s exciting new book deftly challenges the conventional wisdom, showing through detailed case studies of Peru, Uruguay, and South Korea that domestic political factors dominate over international advocacy in explaining long term adherence to–or backsliding from–international human rights and transitional justice norms,” said Clifford Bob, professor and chair of political science at Duquesne University. “Carranza Ko should be commended for an important contribution to international relations and political science.”

The SPIA Faculty Lecture Series will host a virtual book launch event for Prof. Ko on April 12. Visit the SPIA Faculty Lecture Series page for details and Zoom login information.

Prof. Ko also penned an article for The Washington Post titled, “Peru’s government forcibly sterilized Indigenous women from 1996 to 2001, the women say. Why?

Carol Molinari, professor in the School of Health and Human Services, and co-author Sandra Lundahl (Ph.D. in Gerontology candidate, University of Maryland School of Medicine) recently had a book review accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of  Journal of Health Administration Education, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal of health administration education research published by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The book they reviewed is titled Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living: A Mindshift by Jill Vitale-Aussem.

Lorenda Naylor, associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and director of the B.A. in Policy, Politics and International Affairs program, has published a new book titled, Social Equity and LGBTQ Rights Dismantling Discrimination and Expanding Civil Rights, which explores some of the ways in which LGBTQ citizens have been marginalized for their identity, and argues that the field of public administration has a unique responsibility to prioritize social equity. Prof. Naylor will discuss her book at an upcoming SPIA Faculty Lecture Series event on March 4. Details can be found on the SPIA Faculty Lecture Series page.


The Journal of Applied Research on Children recently published an article, “Information Technology Solutions for Overdose Prevention: Perspectives from the Field,” co-authored by Jeff Beeson, first deputy director and chief of staff of The University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Prevention, and colleagues Sarah Ali and Aliese Alter.

In his latest blog post, Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor in the School of Criminal Justice, explores why it’s important to develop a literacy of graffiti and street art: https://jeffreyianross.com/why-developing-a-literacy-of-graffiti-and-street-art-is-important/.

Three College of Public Affairs students selected for 2021 Maryland Legislative Fellows Program

Three students from the College of Public Affairs have been selected for the 2021 Maryland Legislative Fellows Program. Designed specifically for graduate students at Maryland institutions that offer master’s degrees in public policy or a related field, the Fellows Program gives students an immersive experience in the legislative process, working alongside nonpartisan staff in the Department of Legislative Services (DLS) during the Maryland General Assembly’s annual 90-day legislative session (Jan. – April).

“I am honored to participate in this fellowship program to receive more on-the-ground experience in making positive change for the residents of Maryland,” said Najee Bailey, a student in the M.A. in Global Affairs and Human Security program. Najee earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations from Salisbury University, and previously served as a legislative staffer in the Howard County Government.


Yvonne Harper, B.A. ’20, an M.P.A. student, will serve for the House Economic Matters Committee for the 2021 session. Yvonne is co-director of government relations for the University System of Maryland Student Council, former president of The University of Baltimore’s Student Government Association, and a graduate of UBalt’s Jurisprudence program.




Kelly Norton, an M.P.A. student, will be supporting the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, a new division in DLS tasked with evaluating the effectiveness of state programs. “I am quite excited for this opportunity to put the principles I have learned in class into practice,” said Kelly. Kelly is also a graduate fellow with The University of Baltimore’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy.



Q&A with alum Regina T. Boyce, M.P.A. ’14

The following interview is with Regina T. Boyce, ’14, a graduate of The University of Baltimore’s Master of Public Administration program and a Maryland State Delegate who is teaching PPIA 345: The Legislative Process this fall.

Is this your first time teaching this or any class at UB?

This is my first time teaching the legislative process, as well as my first time as an adjunct/employee at the University of Baltimore.

What do you enjoy most about teaching this course?

What I enjoy most about teaching this course is that I can be both a practitioner and administrator of this information. I am a legislator, so I can provide first-hand accounts and scenarios of salient terms and concepts within the assigned readings. As an adjunct (administrator presenting the theory) I can continually evaluate what I hear from the class, constituents and voters, as it relates to how they believe legislatures work. It allows me to think about and work on what my colleagues and I can do to make the legislative process more transparent and accessible to the people of Maryland.

It looks like you’ve been able to welcome guest speakers. Can you mention some people you’ve had and share how they’ve been able to add to the students’ experience in the class? 

Delegate Stephanie Smith (Baltimore City) and Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins (Montgomery County): Both work with agencies and organizations directly tied to the 2020 Census. Both talked about their dual roles with the Census as it relates to getting all those living in the U.S. counted, how much funding it brings per person for a state/city and how it links to the class topic of apportionment and gerrymandering. Delegate Smith and Wilkins connect the critical importance of the Census.

Delegate Carl Jackson (Baltimore County), Delegate Nick Mosby (Baltimore City), Maricé Morales (delegate, Montgomery County, 2014 – 2018), and Philip Westry (Candidate, 12th Council District, Baltimore City) shared their experience of being a candidate for elected office. The candidates went into why they ran, the strategy used to get their name and message out to voters, and what it really takes to run for office.

As an alum, what’s it like to be able to teach at your alma mater?

A dream!! I never thought I’d be doing this. During my time at UB, I was always impressed with my professors who were working in the field of the subject matter they taught. This is an excellent teaching model for students who need both theory and practice so that they have the tools to be competitive in a highly competitive global market. This is truly Knowledge That Works.

Associate Professor Don Haynes Receives National Conservation Award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Don Haynes on receiving the 2019 Distinguished Service Award for Leadership from Trout Unlimited (TU) for exceptional leadership as chair of the Mid-Atlantic Council. Trout Unlimited is a national organization that aims to conserve, protect and restore North America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds, and their Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual whose leadership has enriched the TU community at the chapter, council, national or trustee level. A key attribute of the award is the sharing of ideas, experiences, and knowledge with others to nurture and mentor the next generation of cold-water conservationists and leaders. According to TU, Prof. Haynes has used the organization’s online Leaders Forum as a way to spread ideas, foster creativity and connect and support TU volunteers well outside of his immediate geographic reach. Prof. Haynes was presented with the award last week at TU’s 2019 Annual Meeting held in Rogers, AK.

Both Prof. Haynes and his wife, Norma, have dedicated decades of combined service to TU’s mission. From the TU Awards Ceremony program:

“From City Catch, a program that connects Baltimore families to the importance of keeping local rivers clean, to the launch and revitalization of many local chapters, they have poured heart and talent into TU as a couple.

Steadfastly focused on ensuring the next generation of leaders follow in their footsteps, the pair have helped recruit young and passionate members into the leadership ranks.

Whether you know if or not, your own chapter has likely benefited from an idea fostered in Norma’s chapter or a resource designed or shared by Don in the Tacklebox or Community Forum. Thanks to Don and Norma, TU is thriving in the Mid-Atlantic, and their model of investing in the future leadership is being spread far and wide.”

UB Makes Its Debut in Doors Open Baltimore

On Saturday, Oct. 5, UB’s Liberal Arts and Policy Building made its debut in Doors Open Baltimore, a guided tour of some of Baltimore’s historic buildings. School of Public and International Affairs faculty member Assistant Professor Sarah Federman was responsible for adding UB to the popular city event after discovering some of its fascinating history. Prof. Federman gave tours of the historic building (located at 10 W. Preston St.) to over 160 people, pointing to what remains of the Knights of Pythians Castle for which the building was first constructed. Visitors marveled at the dragon flag poles outside, the zodiac signs and the stained glass windows designed by this fraternal order that served as the Grand Lodge for the roughly 30 smaller Pythian organizations around the city. The building—which is now used for UB classes and offices—once held an auditorium for 700, was the home of the Club Charles nightclub and housed two different banks (Loyola Federal Savings and Loans, and Crestar). UB alum and now Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos bought the building in the late 1990s until UB secured the funds from the state needed to purchase the building. The building, designed by architect Clyde Friz, cost $750,000 to build in 1926 and was sold to UB for just over $2 million.

News and Updates | February 2018

Check out the latest news and updates from the College of Public Affairs…

On Monday, Feb. 5, the spring 2018 special topics course commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign kicks off its public lecture series with guest speaker, Gordon K. Mantler. Mantler is a professor of history and of writing at George Washington University, and author of Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974. Mantler’s talk will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. in UB’s Town Hall, located in the H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Learn more about the course: http://blogs.ubalt.edu/poorpeoplescampaign/

Negotiations and Conflict Management graduate Shilesha Bamberg, M.S. ’17, has spent nearly a year working on a bill on human trafficking, which was recently introduced to Congress by Senator Sherrod Brown. Bamberg’s work on the bill began during her time spent interning in Senator Brown’s office as a 2017 Congressional Fellow on Women and Public Policy, an opportunity she earned during her final semester of graduate school at UB.

The text of the proposed bill is now available online: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2305/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22Sherrod+Brown%22%5D%7D&r=1

Doctor of Public Administration student Lyndsay Bates has been selected as a 2018 ASPA Founders Fellow. The 2018 class of fellows is comprised of 25 graduate students and new professionals from around the country. The competitive fellowship, launched by the American Society of Public Administration in 2006, was created to support the next generation of public service leaders through a series of professional development opportunities. The fellowship will enable Bates to attend ASPA’s annual conference this March in Denver, CO where she’ll present her research. Additionally, fellows receive a year-long mentorship with a seasoned practitioner or senior scholar and have access to tailored professional development webinars that address their specific educational and professional goals.

M.A. in Global Affairs and Human Security student Carolina Todo Bom (left) and M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Management student Blessing Olatimehin (right) have been named 2018 United Nations Association (UNA–NCA) Graduate Fellows. According to the UNA-NCA website, the Fellows Program offers participants the chance to build strong professional and academic skills through relevant internship experiences and a series of 10 seminars on global issues and the United Nations. Bom and Olatimehin are among a diverse group of 22 fellows who come from various universities in the Washington metropolitan area.

During the holiday break, Assistant Professor Sarah Federman worked with Project COMMON BOND, a program that supports college students who have lost a parent to terrorism. Grown out of Tuesday’s Children, which was created to support those impacted by 9/11, Project COMMON BOND now supports young people from all over the world grappling with challenging losses and violent conflict. The January seminar in which Federman participated works specifically with students who want to learn more about conflict resolution: either to help their home nations (U.S., Haiti, Palestine, Ireland, Norway, Bosnia, Columbia, Argentina, India, Kenya, etc.) address conflict or to help them respond productively to their own losses. The seminar included conflict resolution theory and practice as well as spoken-word poetry and theater games drawing on the “Theatre of the Oppressed” methodologies.

Asst. Prof. Sarah Federman (top row, far left) with the January seminar participants

Federman will also deliver a talk—“Narrative & Conflict: How our words perpetuate and/or transform conflict”—at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (233 N. Charles St.) from 9-11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11.

It’s only a month into the new year and Associate Professor Sascha Sheehan has already penned six op-eds for various publications, including Fox News, The Hill, Washington Examiner, and Newsmax. His latest article, co-authored with University of Michigan Professor Emeritus Raymond Tanter, challenges an argument made by a leading Iran scholar at AEI and was a lead story in The National Interest, the leading journal associated with the realist school of foreign policy thought.

For more on Prof. Sheehan’s work, follow him on Twitter @profsheehan or check out his website www.professorsheehan.com.


November 2017 | News and Updates

Blaine Getachew, a student in the M.P.A. program, was offered and has accepted the position of Procurement Sourcing Lead at Johns Hopkins University. “As always, I credit some of this to UB as it has opened many doors for me in the field of public service,” said Blaine. “But I also credit Prof. Kelechi Uzochukwu. These positions require a significant amount of math and statistics, and her class gave me the confidence to go for it (and that I did)!” Blaine expects to complete her program in spring 2018.

Asst. Prof. Kelechi Uzochukwu

And speaking of Prof. Uzochukwu, her article, “Who Engages in the Coproduction of Local Public Services and Why? The Case of Atlanta, Georgia” was accepted for publication in Public Administration Review, a leading journal in the field of public administration research, theory and practice. Additionally, the journal has invited her to create a podcast recording summarizing her manuscript.


Senator Ben Cardin (left) and lecturer Tiffaney Parkman (right)

In late October, lecturer and B.A. in Human Services Administration program director Tiffaney Parkman was presented with the “Keeper of the Flame” Award from the Baltimore County Branch of the NAACP for her work in the community. She also received citations from Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Delegate Adrienne Jones and the Baltimore County Council.




In his role as the Regent for the Maryland Association of Healthcare Executives (MAHCE), lecturer and B.S. in Health Systems Management program director Alan S. Weisman presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Ronald R. Peterson, President of the Johns Hopkins Health System and Executive Vice President of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Mr. Peterson is retiring at the end of 2017, after 44 years of healthcare management. The award was presented at MAHCE’s Education and Networking conference held on Oct. 17 at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Towson, MD.

Ronald R. Peterson (left) and Alan S. Weisman (right)

School of Criminal Justice Professors Andrea Cantora and Renita Seabrook will serve as panelists at an event titled, “Education for liberation: The politics of promise and reform inside and beyond America’s prisons,” to be held on Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C. The event will bring together authors, advocates, returned citizens, and other experts to discuss prison education and reentry programs.

Watch a video of the event.

Asst. Prof. Andrea Cantora

Assoc. Prof. Renita Seabrook

Last month, Prof. Seabrook penned an op-ed for The Daily Record titled, “Let’s get our citizenship back.” Seabrook, who directs UB’s undergraduate program in Nonprofit Management and Community Leadership, wrote about how the citizens of Baltimore are determined to meet local problems with local solutions. Read the full op-ed.

Lisette Engel, M.P.A. ’16

Lisette Engel, M.P.A. ‘16, was recently hired as the executive director of The Dwelling Place, a nonprofit organization in Gaithersburg, MD that supports homeless families in their pursuit of self-sufficiency by providing housing, education, financial and life skills, and career enhancement.

From Lisette: “My specialization was in public and nonprofit management, and because one day I’d like to run for office, I’d been looking at ways to be more involved in government locally. I recently found out that I was appointed to the Community Action Board of Montgomery County, meaning I’ll be part of an advisory/working group that works for low-income and working families in the county. I’m so excited about all the amazing things I’ll be a part of and the great people I’ll meet. UB was such a good fit for me and a big thank you to Toyette Sullivan—UB Student Support Services Coordinator at the Universities at Shady Grove—for her support and for always answering all of my questions.”


Student reflections on two conferences focused on business and health in Africa

By Nat Kofi Abu-Bonsrah

Last month I participated in two special events organized by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). On September 19, Shearman & Sterling hosted a Presidential Dialogue on the Future of U.S.-Africa Business Relations, bringing together President Kigame of Rwanda, Mr. Aliko Dangote of Dangote Group, members of the Diplomatic Core from several African countries, CEO’s of major U.S. and African firms, and other key stakeholders to discuss the business environment in Africa broadly. The dialogue gave participants an opportunity to talk about key investment opportunities across the African continent and potential ways to forge U.S.-Africa business partnerships that will contribute to increase and diversify U.S.-Africa trade and investment.

Mr. Aliko Dangote, who is Africa’s richest man, told investors to take a keen look at the agricultural sector on the continent stating that “Africa will become the food basket of the world.” In addition to agriculture, Dangote cited the need to focus on manufacturing more goods locally for domestic consumption on the continent. He also acknowledged that there are challenges that need to be tackled directly when it comes to Africa, especially tribalism and corruption. He told American investors not to be lazy but rather to go to Africa and get the real story for themselves instead of relying on outdated news and wrong perceptions of the continent. He reiterated that things have changed on the continent.

President Kigame of Rwanda touted the progress his country has made over the past 17 years since he has been in power. He focused more on the corruption that has hindered growth but expressed hope on the prospects of Africa. “Corruption is not African, it’s just corruption. People have developed a misconception that corruption is the way of life in Africa. This is far from the truth,” President Kigame stated. This misperception has affected investments coming into Africa. Both panelists concluded by saying Africa should be seen as a place where you can conduct serious business, despite the challenges.

Nat Kofi Abu-Bonsrah (left) with a fellow event participant

On September 20, I participated in the Forum on Advancing Health Priorities in Africa which brought together stakeholders from the private sector and public health community to discuss ways to make health a greater financial priority for countries in Africa. The keynote speaker, Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela who is the Director of the Regional Office for Africa at the World Health Organization (WHO), focused her speech on the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Health. She stated that African governments are interested more in health now than ever before, therefore, there is an opportunity for great public/private partnerships when it comes to health. She contended that the WHO was vigorously encouraging partnerships with the private sector in accomplishing universal healthcare coverage for all African citizens. There was a Davos-style panel discussion after Dr. Malecela’ s statement which comprised of Betty Chiang, Senior Director, Head of Public Health & Medical Affairs, Gilead Sciences; Trevor Gunn, Vice President, International Relations, Medtronic; David Barash, Chief Medical Officer, GE Foundation; and Scott Ratzan, President, AB InBev Foundation. The panel discussion focused on implementing the correct enabling environment to ensure successful public/private partnerships.

Nat Kofi Abu-Bonsrah (left) pictured with Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela, Director of the Regional Office for Africa, World Health Organization

These events were a very great opportunity for me considering my passion for global affairs and human security and my love for the African continent. The insightfulness of the conversations and vast experiences of the many participants shed light on what I would like to do after I graduate from the University of Baltimore. I was able to network with key policymakers from various countries around the world while at the same time represent the University of Baltimore and the College of Public Affairs.

Nat Kofi Abu-Bonsrah is currently a student in the Global Affairs and Human Security graduate program and will graduate this December. His participation in the conferences was made possible by the College of Public Affairs’ Student Professional Development Fund.

Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement: new $2M grant and upcoming speaking events

The University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement, housed in the College of Public Affairs, will manage a $2 million grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy for the federal program known as Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-level Intervention Initiative (COOCLI). With this grant, the center will fund and study innovative local policy initiatives that provide multi-organizational rapid responses to spikes in overdoses.

Learn more about the grant.

The CDPE has two important speaking engagements coming up:

On Thursday, Oct. 5, Jeff Beeson, the CDPE’s deputy director, will join Dr. Rahul Gupta, commissioner for the Bureau of Public Health and State Health Officer, and Chad Napier, the prevention coordinator for Appalachian HIDTA, at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, to present an overview of the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP). ODMAP is a tool that links first responders on scene to an easy mapping tool app that can help track overdoses to stimulate real-time response and strategic analysis across jurisdictions.

On Friday, Oct. 13, Thomas Carr, the CDPE’s director, will be the featured speaker at the Loudoun Crime Commission’s quarterly meeting. The Loudoun Crime Commission is a non-profit, charitable that focuses on crime prevention and reduction. Carr will be speaking about the nation’s opioid crisis and the impact it is having on Loudoun County, Virginia and the United States.

The CDPE is part of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program, a federal program administered by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, designed to provide resources to federal, state, local and tribal agencies to coordinate activities to address drug trafficking in specifically designated areas of the country. The Washington/Baltimore HIDTA was designated in 1994 and serves Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and parts of West Virginia.

Learn more about the Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement.
Learn more about the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA.
Learn more about ODMAP.

Fall 2017: Upcoming presentations from our research faculty

This fall, our research faculty will share their work and expertise at conferences and summits around the country…

Assoc. Prof. Tara Richards

On Sept. 22, School of Criminal Justice Associate Professor Tara Richards will serve as the closing keynote speaker at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Research on Violence Against Women’s annual conference titled “Campus Responses to Sexual Misconduct: Pausing to Consider the Implications.” Her talk will review the state of the issues, modes of action, and best practices for the implementation of federal requirements (Title IX, Clery Act, Campus SaVe Act). She plans to focus on the differences between problems with our current legislation/guidelines versus problems with enforcement of these regulations. She hopes that her presentation of nationally representative data/MD state institutional data (rather than anecdotes) can provide some clarity given the misinformation and oversimplification of these issues that have been hallmarks of the recent news coverage.

Learn more about the conference.

Asst. Prof. Aaron Wachhaus

D.P.A. student Lyndsay Bates

School of Public and International Affairs Assistant Professor Aaron Wachhaus and D.P.A. student Lyndsay Bates will be co-presenting at the 2017 Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA), “Defending Public Administration in a Time of Uncertainty,” Oct. 4-7 in Hollywood Beach, FL. They will be discussing their work in UB’s Langsdale Library archives regarding structural inequality and public services in Baltimore. Wachhaus will also serve on a journal editor’s panel and present his own paper, “On the Inadequacy of Government,” looking at the structural impacts of governance in the Hollow State.

Learn more about the 2017 SECoPA conference.

UB’s College of Public Affairs is the official sponsor of the 2017 NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration) Annual Conference, to be held Oct. 11-14 in Washington, D.C. The theme of this year’s conference is “Confidence in Public and Nonprofit Institutions: How is it Built, How is it Lost, and How is it Regained?” and former Vice President Jospeh R. Biden will provide a keynote address. Several CPA faculty members will serve as panelists at the conference, including:

  • Dean Roger Hartley (conference chair): “New Deans Roundtable”
  • Schaefer Center for Public Policy Director Dr. Ann Cotten: “Exploring the Key Role of University Centers and Institutes in Engaging Urban Communities”
  • Assistant Professor Mariglynn Edlins: “Exploring Service and Experiential Learning as a Valuable Tool for Public Affairs Education”
  • Associate Professor Jessica Sowa: “Fostering Continuous Improvement Efforts in Online and Hybrid Public Affairs Education”
  • Assistant Professor Aaron Wachhaus: “Editors Panel: Public Administration Journals and the Publishing Process”

Dean Roger Hartley

Dr. Ann Cotten

Asst. Prof. Mariglynn Edlins

Assoc. Prof. Jessica Sowa













Asst. Prof. Aaron Wachhaus

**If you’re a student and you’re interested in serving as a student volunteer at the 2017 NASPAA conference, please email Monica Queen (mqueen@ubalt.edu) for more information.

 Learn more about the 2017 NASPAA conference.

Asst. Prof. Carla Barqueiro

On Oct. 13, School of Public and International Affairs Assistant Professor Carla Barqueiro and her colleague Kate Seaman, assistant director of The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland, will present at the joint conference hosted by the International Security Studies Section (ISSS) of the International Studies Association and The International Security & Arms Control Section (ISAC) of the American Political Science Association conference (ISSS-ISAC Conference) in Washington, D.C. Their paper is titled, “Framing Interventions in an Uncertain World.” They are also presenting on Nov. 3 at the International Studies Association Conference Northeast in Providence, RI. That paper is titled, “The Ethics of Intervention in Unpredictable Times.”

Learn more about the ISSS-ISAC and ISA Northeast conferences.

Asst. Prof. Sarah Federman

Assistant Professor Sarah Federman, a new faculty member in the School of Public and International Affairs, will be presenting on the social construction of perpetrators of genocide at the American Society of Criminology’s 73rd Annual Meeting, Nov. 15-18 in Philadelphia, PA.

At the end of November, Federman will speak at the American Anthropological Association about using narrative and ethnographic methods to work with genocide testimonies.

Lastly, this fall Federman will return to Columbia University’s Historical Dialogues for her third year talking about constructions of the past, referencing largely her study of the on-going French National Railways’ (SNCF) conflict over whether the company has done enough to make amends for its wartime role in the Holocaust.

Learn more about ASC’s 2017 Annual Meeting.

Schaefer Center for Public Policy research analyst and D.P.A. student Stephanie Dolamore, Assoc. Prof. Jessica Sowa (pictured above) and UMBC faculty member Lauren Edwards will present their research at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference, Nov 16-18 in Grand Rapids, MI. Their paper is titled “Reconsidering Public-Nonprofit Relations: Police Foundations and the Role of Organized Philanthropy in Traditionally Public Services.”

Dolamore will also present a paper that she co-authored with School of Public and International Affairs Associate Professor Lorenda Naylor titled “Providing Solutions to LGBT Homeless Youth: Lessons from Baltimore’s Youth Empowered Society.”

Assoc. Prof. Lorenda Naylor






D.P.A. student Stephanie Dolamore

Learn more about the 2017 ANROVA Conference.

Dr. Katherine Marconi

On Dec. 8, School of Health and Human Services adjunct faculty member Katherine Marconi will serve as one of ten speakers at the Data Analytics Summit IV, to be held at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. The summit, titled “Healthcare Analytics: Making the World Better,” will focus on healthcare informatics and advanced analytics that meet the demands of the health industry as it transforms to value-based care. Marconi will give a presentation titled, “Population Health Analytics Strategies: User-centered Design, Interactive Visualization, and the Ecosystem of Data around the U.S.”

Learn more about the summit.