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Public Policy Building

June 2012
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People
Research

The UMBC community is mourning the loss of Dr. Judith Shinogle, who was killed in an automobile accident on May 20. As a Senior Research Scientist at the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Policy, she touched many lives at UMBC.

Dr. Shinogle was admired as a productive scholar and policy analyst. She was the principal investigator on a number of significant public policy research projects, including Healthiest Maryland Business Evaluation, Gambling Prevalence in Maryland: A Baseline Analysis; and An Analysis of the Impact of Introducing Video Lottery Terminals in Maryland.

Dr. Shinogle received a Ph.D. in public health economics from the Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health. She was an assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Maryland College Park. She was also an economist with RTI International, a NCHS/AcademyHealth Policy Fellow, and an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina.
 
She was also a popular teacher and valued mentor to Ph.D. students in public policy during her years at UMBC. Her death is a truly a loss to UMBC and the wider community.

Judy Shinogle
New Research

Dr. Eric Zeemering has received a research award from the IBM Center for the Business of Government. Through this grant Dr. Zeemering will develop, “A County Manager’s Guide to Local Government Service Collaboration.”

The Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR) has received a three year, $1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to evaluate Maryland's innovative program to help people with severe mental illness find meaningful work. Dr. David Salkever (Public Policy) is the co-principal investigator. Researchers from UMBC's Hilltop Institute will also participate in the project, along with researchers from University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Faculty

This summer, the Australia Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) invited Dr. Tim Brennan (Public Policy) to give two talks at its annual regulation conference, the major regulation policy conference in the country. He also spoke at the ACCC's conference in 2009.

The UMBC Athletics Department has awarded Dr. Marvin Mandell their Dr. Charles Woolston Award at the Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony in February. The Athletics Department gives the award to an individual who provides outstanding service to the department and strives to improve the student-athlete experience. Dr. Mandell has served as the University’s NCAA Faculty Representative for the past nine years.

Dr. John Rennie Short was an invited speaker at the Ohio State Knowlton School of Architecture Lecture Series in May. He spoke about "The Still Restless Urban Landscape."

Alumni

Dr. Steven Hemelt (Ph.D., 2009) received the 2012 New Scholars Award from the Association for Education Finance and Policy. He accepted the award, which includes a $2,000 honorarium, at the AEFP Annual Meeting in March. Dr. Hemelt is currently a post doctoral research fellow at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

Pepperdine University appointed Dr. Nathaniel Jones (Ph.D., 2002) associate provost for academic administration at Pepperdine University. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Jones was assistant dean and chief financial and administrative officer in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of California–Riverside.

Rebecca Missel (MPP, 2006) has been selected as one of New York Jewish Week's "36 Under 36." The magazine selected 36 up-and-coming young adults who are innovators in Jewish arts, philanthropy, media, social justice, the rabbinate and community life. Rebecca was selected for organizing the group Jersey Tribe, which serves young adults in New Jersey.

Students

James Howard (Ph.D., Public Management) received an honorable mention award for visiting students in the humanities and social sciences at the William and Mary College Graduate Research Symposium for his paper "Measuring the Impacts of the National Flood Insurance Program."

The Daily Record named John Olszewski, Jr. (Ph.D., Public Management) to their "20 in Their Twenties" list honoring Marylanders who are successful by or before the age of 30 based on their professional accomplishments and civic involvement. John is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 6 in Baltimore County. He also chairs the 21-member Baltimore County Delegation in the House of Delegates—the youngest delegate ever elected to that position.

New Publications

Ph.D. student Elyse Grossman is co-author of an article that traces the legal history of alcohol regulation from before Prohibition to the present day. Grossman, Elyse, and Mosher, James F. "Public Health, State Alcohol Pricing Policies, and the Dismantling of the 21st Amendment," Journal of Medicine and Law (Michigan State University), Volume XV, Issue II, (2012). Ms. Grossman is also co-author of an issue brief, "Hospital community benefits after the ACA: Partnerships for community health improvement," Hilltop Institute Issue Brief, February 2012.

Dr. Donald F. Norris (Public Policy) contributed a chapter to the Municipal Yearbook 2012 that provides a snapshot of e-government in the United States in 2011, including the impact of social media and cloud computing, the reasons for and barriers to adopting e-government, and the overall effect of this capability on local management and financing. Norris, Donald F. and Christopher Reddik. 2012. E-Government 2011: Trends and Innovations. The Municipal Yearbook 2012. Washington, DC: International City/County Management Association.

An article co-authored by Dr. Sergio Prada (Ph.D., 2010), and Dr. David Salkever (Public Policy) examines the extent to which Level-I Trauma Centers help patients return to work. They found that the probability that patients treated at Level-I Trauma Centers will return to work three months after major injury is higher than for patients treated at major hospitals that do not have a designated Level-I Trauma Center. Prada,Sergio, David Salkever and Ellen J. MacKenzie. "Level-I Trauma Center effects on return-to-work outcomes." Evaluation Review, Vol. 36, No. 2 (2012).

Dr. John Rennie Short has three new publications. He wrote the first general history of Korea as seen through maps in a new book, Korea: A Cartographic History (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Dr. Short also authored the article "Metropolitan USA: Evidence from the 2010 Census," which examined changes in the distribution of the metropolitan population in the US as revealed by the 2010 Census. International Journal of Population Research, Vol. 2012 (2012), Article ID 207532. In "Representing country in the creative postcolonial city," Dr. Short examined the cultural and economic factors in Alice Springs/Mparntwe in Australia. Annals of Association of American Geographers, Vol. 102, Issue 1 (2012).

An article co-authored by Dr. Enifome Williams (Ph.D., 2009), and Dr. Nancy Miller (Public Policy) found that patients reporting Medicaid as their primary payer were nearly three times as likely to be prescribed multiple antipsychotic drugs, potentially increasing the risk of adverse side effects as well as taxpayer burden. The study is based on 2002-2004 data in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.
Williams, Enifome O., Eileen M. Stock, John E. Zeber, Laurel A. Copeland, Francis B. Palumbo, Mary Stuart, Nancy A. Miller. "Payer types associated with antipsychotic polypharmacy in an ambulatory care setting," Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, first published online April 5, 2012.

City governments participate in a web of multi-level governance relationships, with other local governments, state and federal government agencies, community, and international organizations in order to pursue sustainable development and climate protection. In a new article, Dr. Eric Zeemering (Public Policy) examines how city governments manage these relationships. "Recognising interdependence and defining multi-level governance in city sustainability plans." Local Environment, Vol. 17, No.4 (2012).

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