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As a Doctor of Public Administration student, you'll research, write and defend dissertations during the last 12 credits of coursework.

Graduates of the program have published the following dissertations:

  • Weaver, John [December 2013]
    Variables of Change: The DOD/DHS Relationship in a Domestic Disaster Environment
    Langsdale |
  • Bryan, Julia H. [May 2013]
    Use of Performance Measurement Information in a Federal Agency—A Comparative Case Study Analysis
    Langsdale |
  • Nolan, Andrew J. [May 2013]
    Local Police Protection Options for Pennsylvania Municipalities: A Quantitative Analysis of Determinants
    Langsdale |
  • Dawalt, Phillip Robert Jr. [December 2012]Examining theories of public-private sector collaboration: Health care for people with disabilities in emergency management
    Langsdale |
  • Dickey, Dexter Allen [May 2012]
    Baltimore City Nonprofit Leadership: An Analysis of the Dynamics of Nonprofit Leadership and Issues of Diversity
    Langsdale | HD62.6 .D551 2012
  • Mestas, Richard Daniel [May 2012]
    Interests of Competing Government and Pinon Canyon, Colorado: A Case Study on Small World Networks and the Encroachment of Military Land on Agricultural Land in Southeast Colorado as a Consequence on Intergovernmental Relationships
    Langsdale | JK421 .M586 2012
  • Seven, Hilmi [May 2012]
    An Analysis of the Effect of Internal Communication Satisfaction on Organizational Commitment in the Turkish National Police (TNP)
    Langsdale | HF5549.5 .J63 S497
  • Uluturk, Bulent [May 2012]
    An Assessment of Law Enforcement Officers' Attitudes Toward Compstat Model of Police Management
    Langsdale | HV7936 .P47 U47 2012
  • Browne, Michelle Nichole Charlene [March 2012]
    Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996: Access and Utilization of Health Care Services Among Children of Black Foreign-born Mothers
    Langsdale | HV741 .B882 2012
  • Eaton, Ivan P. [May 2011]
    The Cultural Proficiency Capacity Building Model for Organizational and Systems Accountability
    Langsdale | JS349 .M3 E14
  • Gabriel, Celia S. [May 2011]
    Revisiting Population Taxonomy: using a social equity framework to analyze health disparities among obese Black American ethnic subgroups
    Langsdale | RC628 .G117
  • Rojas, Rafael Jr. [May 2011]
    A Normative Analysis of Police Drug Abuse Testing Policy: Police Perceptions and Policy Reform Strategies
    Langsdale | HV7936 .D78 R741
  • Haynes, Warren Errol [December 2010]
    Social Equity in the Academy: state policy and diversity in higher education
    Langsdale | LC213.22 .M3 H424
  • Juppe, David B. [December 2010]
    Tax and expenditure limitations as a tool of counter cyclical fiscal policy: post-2001 recession fiscal stategies in three states
    Langsdale | HJ2053 .M3 J95
  • Baycan, Cihangir [September 2010]
    Examining the Work Schedules: Satisfaction of Organizational and Personnel Demands
    Langsdale | HD5111.6 .T9 B356
  • Clark, Len Elisha [March 2010]
    Implementation of the National Incident Management System in New Jersey
    Langsdale | HV551.4 .N548 C593
  • Johnson, Claudietta B. [March 2010]
    Leadership experiences of child welfare supervisors in the State of Maryland Department of Human Resources
    Langsdale | HV713 .J66
  • Novelli, Dominic Jude [October 2010]
    An Examination of New Jersey’s Procurement Laws and Regulations: analyzing the impact on private sector competition
    Langsdale | JF1525 .P85 N938
  • Poynton, Aaron Sean [March 2010]
    The Duel Over Duality: effects of Federalism on the United States National Guard’s Emergency Response Mission
    Langsdale | UA42 .P892
  • Sharkey, Mimi Alejandra [March 2010]
    Testing theories of performance:measuring effectiveness at the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General Office of Audit
    Langsdale | HE6499 .S531
  • Aklin, Marilyn Marie [December 2009]
    The role of contract managers in the implementation of charitable choice in Maryland
    Langsdale | HV41 .A315
  • Bonneson, Katherine Nease [July 2009]
    National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP): a national report card
    Langsdale | HV6548 .U5 B716
  • Lewis, Rustin Mahon [December 2009]
    The College Bound Program: building human capacity in underserved youth
    Langsdale | LB1620.52 .W18 L675
  • McFadden, Jodie Purcell [March 2009]
    Are more police the answer? A staffing analysis of the Eastern District of the Baltimore City Police Department
    Langsdale | HV8080 .P2 M143
  • Richardson, Valerie J. [October 2009]
    Can highly controlled management environments change sub-national federal grants management?
    Langsdale | JF1525 .L4 R525
  • Marlin, Ruth Elizabeth [October 2008]
    The advantage of distributed capacity in service continuity planning for critical public safety infrastructures: the case of air traffic control facility collocation or consolidation
    Langsdale | TL696 .R25 M348
  • Quintero-Hall, Patricia E. [April 2008]
    The Identification of Attributes that Academic and Student Affairs Personnel Perceive as Being Important When Forming Partnerships at Community Colleges
    Langsdale | LB2328.15 .U6 Q7
  • Kelley, Patricia A. [November 2007]
    A Study of the Relationship Between the Use of Federal Program Performance Information and Congressional Budget Decision-Making
    Langsdale | HJ2051 .K29
  • Barry, Charles L. [December 2006]
    The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Network and Information Integration/DoD chief information officer as public administrator: enabling defense transformation through management of joint network integration
    Langsdale | UA940 .B279
  • Distler, John W. [March 2006]
    Critical thinking and clinical competence: attitudes of nurse educators and preceptors regarding strategies for the clinical education of nurse practitioners

    Langsdale | RT82.8 .D614
  • Little, Carroll Samuel [November 2006]
    An exploratory study of the peer review process: perceptions held by federal audit executives compared to perceptions held by private sector audit executives

    Langsdale | HF 5667 .L778
  • Temur, Nuri [August 2006]
    Implementation of federal e-government projects: the role of compatibility, leadership, and public-private partnerships

    Langsdale | JF 1525 .A8 T288
  • Gordon, Michael S. [May 2005]
    Correctional officer control ideology: implications for understanding a system
    Langsdale | HV 8756 M664
  • McCoy, Carole A. [October 2005]
    A case study of female community college presidents in Maryland: how they strike a balance in decision making between their boards, their senior administrators, and their faculty

    Langsdale | LB2341 M131
  • Pelletier, Rosemarie Anne [September 2005]
    Implementing Virginia’s Public-Private Transportation Act: a comparative case study approach

    Langsdale | KF5528 .P388
  • Cotten, Patricia Ann [December 2003]
    A model for productivity analysis in the public sector: the case of Maryland’s Family Investment Administration

    Langsdale | HV90.C67 M63