Tag Archives: Research

iCare: Research Replication and the Binghamton Standard

It is no secret that we are doing great research at Binghamton University and within the College of Community and Public Affairs. We are looking at local impacts on hydraulic fracturing, race based educational disparities, and, of course, all of the amazing work that we are doing with the Broome County Promise Zone. One of […]
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Collaborating with MPA Alum Arsen Stepanyan in Armenia

Recently I had the opportunity to visit with MPA alum, Arsen Stepanyan (MPA 2014) in Yerevan, Armenia. The trip was made possible through the support of Muskie Mentor/Advisor Exchange (MAX) Program, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board), […]
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Interdisciplinary Research and the Community and Public Affairs Doctoral Program

Researchers are challenged to address some of our nation’s most critical social issues such as drug abuse, educational inequalities, healthcare access, and mental health stigma. No one discipline can research these complex issues effectively if done isolation. The combined knowledge and skills of researchers from multiple disciplines as members of research teams, however, generates new […]
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Life-Writing 101: How to “Show, Don’t Tell”

Life-Writing is 8 weeks of deeply engaging written and oral life review. Participants are given a series of prompts that guide them through their life story in a specialized manner, integrating unresolved parts of their life experience. In the process of learning to Life-Write, they are taught to Show, don’t tell. To glimpse the process, […]
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Struggling with Sustainability, Some Small Cities Shine

Flush a toilet in South Daytona, Florida (pop. 12,252) and the waste comes back to you to water your lawn. The small city, only three square miles in size, acts big in terms of sustainability as it faces a major challenge – providing safe drinking water to a rapidly growing population. Water conservation is increasingly […]
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Reflections on 5 Months in Colombia

Earlier this year, I had the honor of being a Fulbright Scholar to Colombia. From January through May of 2014, while on sabbatical from Binghamton University, I worked at Pontificia Univeridad Javeriana in Bogotá, where I taught a graduate Seminar in Public Management to municipal leaders from all regions of the country and conducted research […]
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Researching and writing about children in the context of the armed conflict in Swat Valley, Pakistan

Researching/writing children in the context of the armed conflict in Swat Valley, Pakistan I have collected data in the form of focus groups and one-on-one interviews with children aged 9-17 in Swat Valley, Pakistan, who lived through a phase of intense armed conflict and violence when the Pakistani Taliban basically set up a counter-regime in […]
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CCPA for Life

Binghamton is changing. I have lived here for over twenty years, and it is different. It feels different. It was not that long ago when Gorgeous Washington Street was a little park with aging equipment and Twin River Commons was a really great late night burrito stand surrounded by dilapidated buildings. The City of Binghamton […]
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