Student updates, spring 2017

Students – ASU

Jeffrey Iles:

Jeffrey Iles is a CORD student affiliate and is finishing a dual master’s program this semester in public administration and sustainability solutions at Arizona State University. As a CORD affiliate, Jeffrey is a researcher under the direction of Professor Nicole Darnall, assisting with the V. Kahn Rasmussen Foundation, Sustainable Procurement in City Government’s project. Jeff’s research interests include: organizational procurement and purchasing, e-procurement systems, eco labels, circular economies, organizational behavior, and organizational theory. Upon graduation in May, Jeffrey plans to pursue work in the private sector, allowing him to combine his leadership skills developed from his time as a Non-commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army with his newly acquired knowledge of sustainable purchasing programs.

Chin-Chang Tsai:

Chin-Chang Tsai is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public Affairs and a student affiliate of the Center for Organization Research and Design at Arizona State University. His research interests include public and nonprofit management, volunteerism, public values, and public service ethics. His dissertation focuses on exploring public value failure in the case of food banking in the U.S. He will join National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan) as an assistant professor this fall.

Nathaniel Wade:

Wade, N.L. Measuring, Manipulating, and Predicting Student Success: A Ten Year Assessment of Carnegie R1 Doctoral Universities from 2004-2013. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. (Forthcoming)

Students – affiliated

Rachel A. Breslin-

Rachel recently started work at the Lab @ DC—a team housed within the Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.  The team conducts applied research projects to generate timely, relevant, and high-quality evidence that informs the District’s most important decisions.  The website is still a work in progress. In the meantime, a one-page summary is attached.