Student Research Affiliates.
Ashabul Alam is an undergraduate student at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI majoring in policy studies and minoring in civic leadership. He is currently researching COVID-19's effect on the nonprofit sector with the Nonprofit Education Survey Project (NESP). Ashabul is determined to work toward his goal of improving food security in developing countries such as his home country, Bangladesh, through international policy.
Joseph Chheng is an undergraduate student at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI majoring in sustainable management and policy. He is interested in studying the ways to enhance sustainable resource management systems at the local level, particularly as they relate to food and financial security.
Dana R.H. Doan is a Ph.D. candidate in philanthropic studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy with a minor in policy analysis at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She has over 20 years’ work experience leading, consulting, and conducting research with not-for-profit and community-based organizations in the U.S.A., Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Dana’s research interests include community philanthropy and evaluation with a particular focus on equity and the constituent’s experience of nonprofits. Dana is passionate about bridging research and practice and has published in both academic and practitioner-oriented publications.
Morgan D. Farnworth is a doctoral student of public administration at the University of Kansas. Morgan received her Master of Public Affairs in 2018, specializing in policy analysis and emergency management, from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. Her current and past research projects span several policy areas, including K-12 education, behavioral healthcare, evictions, and judicial collaboration. Morgan's dissertation research is centered around the U.S. opioid crisis, exploring the role of government in promoting health equity.
Brandon Honoré is a joint J.D.-Ph.D. student in sociology at Northwestern University. He has five years of experience in federal policy for the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Education, and Related Agencies in Washington, D.C. Brandon previously served three years as a middle school teacher and was recognized with the San Antonio Independent School District's Rising Star Award. His research interests intersect at law and political economy, racial and ethnic stratification, housing and neighborhoods, and wealth inequality.
Jared McDonald is an undergraduate student at IUPUI working towards a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology focusing on networking systems and information security, along with a minor in civic leadership. Alongside his research which lies at the intersection of management, leadership, and psychology, Jared is working on front end software development for his university.
Hampton Shields is a Cox Scholar at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI majoring in nonprofit management and minoring in Africana studies. His focus areas include prison reform, community development, and civic engagement. Hampton is interested in improving governmental systems to maximize resource access for the systematically disenfranchised.
Clifton Snorten is a doctoral student in urban education at the IUPUI School of Education. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English education from Indiana University Bloomington, and two Masters of Arts degrees from Ball State University in student affairs administration in higher education and executive development for public service. His current research interests are in looking to dismantle the school to prison pipeline through storytelling and emancipatory literature.
Katie Cordell is a health systems manager for the American Cancer Society. She earned her Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in nonprofit management from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. Katie is interested in community planning, outreach, and education with focus areas in economic and workforce development, environmental sustainability, human rights advocacy, and food security.
Amber Greaney is a graduate student at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI, concentrating on environmental policy and sustainability. She received her honors undergraduate degree from IUPUI in sustainable management and policy. Amber is passionate about the long-term impacts humans have on the planet and is dedicated to promoting the well-being of Indianapolis’ organizations, local communities, and natural environment.
Chad Hudson earned a Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership (with an International Leadership Certificate) from the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI in 2020. Chad is interested in studying the organizational factors that best support the mental health of male college students.
Deirdre Kelley is a Master of Public Affairs student in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. She earned her bachelor's degree from IUPUI in 2019, where she majored in civic leadership as an honors student. Deirdre is interested in maximizing the intersections of the public, private, and non-profit sectors serving vulnerable communities in Indianapolis and discovering collaborative inter-sector models that can be used around the world.
Matt Kienapple is a Tech Scholar at Franciscan Health. He earned his bachelor's degree from IUPUI in 2019, where he majored in management as an honors student in the Kelley School of Business. His academic interests include business analysis, technology, and sustainability.
Sydney Rucker is the Director of Diversity Initiatives for the Indiana University School of Medicine. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Agnes Scott College (Decatur, GA) and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Emory University (Atlanta, GA). Sydney is currently a doctoral candidate in higher education and student affairs at Indiana University. Sydney’s specialization in community engagement, partnership development, and cultural competency have allowed her to work in a number of capacities across Indiana University, the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the city of Indianapolis, IN.