SF State MPA Research Honor Roll

Student Research Accomplishments / Honor Roll
These students achieved state-wide recognition and honors for the research and data analysis projects they conducted in the MPA program.  

Adam Sharma, State-wide 1st Place Winner, 2013, CSU Research Competition and Marc Joffe, State-wide 2nd Place Winner, 2013, CSU Research Competition

  • 2015, Melaine Nuni, 1st Place SF State Level. Business / Economics & Public Administration area.  “A crime prevention strategy that works,” evaluates the efficacy of Oakland’s Security Ambassador Program on reducing crime. 
  • 2013.  Adam Sharma. 1st Place, State-wide /  1st Place, SF State Level.  Business / Economics & Public Administration area.  CSU State-wide Research Competition.  “Identifying Determinants of Patient’s Likelihood of No-Shows”.  
    Marc Joffe. 1st Place SSRIC (Social Science Research and Instructional Council)/ 2nd Place, State-wide /  2ndPlace, SF State Level.  Business / Economics & Public Administration area.  CSU State-wide Research Competition. “Drivers of Municipal Bond Defaults During the Great Depression.”  
  • 2011 .  Christopher Rosenlund.  1st Place, State-wide /  1st Place, SF State Level.  Business / Economics & Public Administration area.  CSU State-wide Research Competition. “Examining Possible Effects of Telework Upon Career Advancement”
  • 2010.   Douglas Cook.    1st Place, SFSU Level. Business / Economics & Public Administration area.  CSU Research Competition. “Nonprofit Accountability & Transparency: A Look at the Efficacy of California’s Nonprofit Integrity Act (SB1262)”
  • 2009.   Eduardo Blount.  2nd Place, State-wide / 1st Place SF State Level.  Behavioral and Social Sciences area.  CSU State-wide Research Competition.  “Three-Strikes: Has the Popular Sentencing Law Increased the Homicide Rate?”
  • 2004.   Emily Drennen.  1st Place, State-wide / 1st Place SF State Level.  Behavioral and Social Sciences area. CSU State-wide Research Competition.Economic Effects of Traffic Calming on Urban Small Businesses”