USC Price School of Public Policy

Price Ph.D. First Year Students

  • Cynthia Barboza

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    cbarboza@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthiabarboza/

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Stanford University

    Research Interests: Political psychology / behavioral economics, social justice and multicultural competency, and civic engagement in changing media and technology environments

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Schweitzer

  • Andrew Barton

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    Education: Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs, University of Southern California; Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in Theatre, University of Southern California

    Research Interests: Governance, protest and advocacy, social justice and equity, higher education policy, public knowledge and free access of information, and political polarization.

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bill Resh

  • Sue Dexter

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    shdexter@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sue-h-dexter/

    Education: Master of Science in Operations Research, London School of Economics and Political Science; Bachelor of Arts in Management Science, University of California, San Diego

    Research Interests: Transportation planning and infrastructure, land use policy, environmental policy, climate change mitigation, international development

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

  • Arnab Dutta

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    arnabdut@usc.edu

    Education: Masters of Science in Quantitative Economics, Indian Statistical Institute; Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Calcutta

    Research Interests: Climate change, urban demography, land use, real estate, transportation

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Antonio Bento

  • Sushant Joshi

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    sushantj@usc.edu

    Education: Master of Arts in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Master of Arts in Economics, University of Notre Dame; Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Delhi

    Research Interests: Health care, health economics

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Neeraj Sood

  • Thai Le

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    thaivle@usc.edu

    Education: Master of Public Policy, University of Southern California; Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies, University of California, Los Angeles; Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

    Research Interests: Institutionalized inequities, intersectional minorities, social justice, social mobility, community development

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Juliet Musso

  • Yougeng Lu

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    yougengl@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/yougeng-lu-331213b1/

    Education: Master of Urban Planning, University of Washington; Bachelor of Science in Geography, Wuhan University, China

    Research Interests: Transportation and environment planning, public health, GIS, spatial analysis and data visualization

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

  • Noah Miller

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    nsmiller@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/noah-miller-0aa4529b/

    Education: Master of Public Policy, University of Southern California; Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Japanese, University of California, Davis

    Research Interests: Environmental Policy, specifically as it relates to climate change mitigation/adaptation, health impacts, labor market changes, and social disparities

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Antonio Bento

  • Jocelyn Poe

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    poej@usc.edu

    https://jocelynpoe.com/

    Education: Master of Community Planning, Auburn University; Bachelor of Architecture, Tuskegee University

    Research Interests: Social and spatial justice, structural racism, equitable community development, civic engagement

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Sloane

  • Gregory Randolph

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    grandolp@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gfrandolph/

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in South Asian Studies, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

    Research Interests: Urban systems, equity and distribution, labor, migration, rapid urbanization and structural transformation, emerging economies

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jorge De la Roca

  • Manita Rao

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    manitara@usc.edu

    Education: Masters in Social Policy and Evaluation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Bachelor of Science, SSSIHL, India

    Research Interests: Institutional analysis, collaborative governance, fiscal policy

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Juliet Musso

  • Christina Schoppert

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    Education: Master of Planning, USC; Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center; Bachelor of Arts in French and in Urban Studies, University of Pennsylvania

    Research Interests: Equitable development, civil rights, affordable housing, private market critiques, displacement, conceptions of property, political and cultural narrative

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Annette Kim

  • Ben Toney

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    btoney@usc.edu

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College

    Research Interests: Long term public planning, equity implications of the shifting role of the public sector, critiques of new public management, social justice, distributive justice, planning theory

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gary Painter