Students in our graduate program and Monmouth University’s Polling Institute are collaborating on a research project to determine the extent to which New Jersey municipalities use their Web sites to inform, transact with, and engage citizens. It offers students opportunities to work hands-on with faculty and institute directors to collect and analyze data. Student researchers Bryce Jacobs, Fred Strahl, and Alison Ditommaso are pictured above with Dr. Kathryn Kloby, holding their certificates of appreciation given at an E-Government in New Jersey Awards Program held in Spring 2011.
Helene Schlegel's conference paper on governmental transparency was selected as the best paper presented by a graduate student at the Northeast Conference of Public Administration at Rutgers-Newark in Fall 2010. Helene is pictured above accepting the award from the conference chair, Dr. Larry Miller of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers-Newark. Helene is collaborating with faculty to publish this research in a scholarly journal.
In summer 2012, graduate students Susan Kane and Andrew Spata developed questions for a national poll conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute. Their questions addressed the domestic use of drone aircraft, as part of their course work in "Public Opinion and Media," a course cross listed between Public Policy and Corporate Communication and offered by Patrick Murray, director of the Polling Institute.