USC Price School of Public Policy

Price Ph.D. Students

  • Arthur Acolin

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    acocapid@usc.edu

    https://sites.google.com/site/acolinarthur/home

    Education: M.Sc., London School of Economics and Sciences Po Paris; B.A., University of Pennsylvania

    Research Interests: Housing, international development, land use policy, policy program evaluation, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Raphael Bostic

  • Yeokwang (Brian) An

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    yeokwana@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/yeokwang-brian-an-77462871

    Education: Master of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Yonsei University

    Research Interests: Policy program evaluation, public administration, urban economics, governance

    Committee Chair: Dr. Raphael Bostic

  • Sean Angst

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    angst@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-angst-720065104/

    Education: Master of Public Policy, University of Southern California; Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Illinois

    Research Interests: Social justice, structural racism, inclusive investment, affordable housing, equitable community development, social welfare policy, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Gary Painter

  • Gene Burinskiy

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    burinski@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gene-burinsky-29820527/

    Education: MA in Economics, Duke University; BS in Statistics, UC Berkeley; BS in Economics, UC Berkeley

    Research Interests: Displacement and gentrification

    Committee Chair: Dr. Raphael Bostic

  • Yi Chen

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    chen530@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/yi-chen-988833a4/

    Education: Master in Public Policy, USC; Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai

    Research Interests: Health policy and economics, aging, treatment for geriatric disease, healthcare utilization and spending

    Committee Chair: Dr. Julie Zissimopoulos

  • Heejin Cho

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    heejinc@usc.edu

    http://www-scf.usc.edu/~heejinc/

    Education: B.A in History and Government, University of Texas at Austin; Master in Public Administration, Seoul National University

    Research Interests: Public management, organizational theory and behavior, policy implementation, human resource management, political institutions

  • Yusun Cho

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    yusuncho@usc.edu

    Education: B.A. in Public Administration, Yonsei University; M.A. in Public Administration, Yonsei University; Master of Public Service & Administration, Texas A&M University

    Research Interests: Nonprofit and public management, organizational theory, collaborative governance, social network analysis, social media and big data, program evaluation and performance management

    Committee Chair: Dr. Nicole Esparza

  • Soyoon Choo

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    soyoonch@usc.edu

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

    Education: B.A. in International Studies, Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea); Master of Public Administration, University of Southern California

    Research Interests: Urban (re)development, social and community planning, arts and cultural planning, equitable land-use, urban sociology

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

  • Jonathan Crisman

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    crisman@usc.edu

    http://jonathancrisman.net

    Education: Master in City Planning, MIT; Master of Architecture, MIT; Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Urban and Regional Studies Minor, College Honors, UCLA; Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies with Distinction, UCLA

    Research Interests: Art and culture, participation, spatial justice, urban humanities, architecture and design

    Committee Chair: Dr. Annette Kim

  • Soledad De Gregorio

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    mdegrego@usc.edu

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

    Education: Psychology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Master of Public Policy, University of California Los Angeles

    Research Interests: Program evaluation, international development, economics of education, K-12 education policy, comparative education

    Committee Chair: Dr. Gary Painter

  • Andrew Eisenlohr

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    eisenloh@usc.edu

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics, Swarthmore College

    Committee Chair: Dr. Marlon Boarnet

  • Julia Harten

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    jharten@usc.edu

    Education: MSc in Money and Finance/ Monetary Macroeconomics (House of Finance/ Goethe University Frankfurt); BA in China and East Asian Studies (Free University of Berlin); BSc in Business Administration and Economics (University of Münster)

    Research Interests: Civic engagement, economic development, housing, international development, land use policy, policy program evaluation, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Annette Kim

  • Morrison, Breanna

    Breanna Morrison Hawkins

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    bnmorris@usc.edu

    Education: B.S in Public Policy and Management, USC; Master of Planning, USC

    Research Interests: Civic engagement, community development, environmental policy, economic development, governance, network analysis, policy program evaluation, public health, and social justice

    Committee Chair: Dr. LaVonna Lewis

  • Jenneille Hsu

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    jenneilh@usc.edu

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, National Taiwan University; Master of Public Policy, UCLA

    Research Interests: Environmental policy, economic development, governance, land use policy, non-profit management, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Shui-Yan Tang

  • Nathan Hutson

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    nhutson@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-hutson-26996b5

    Education: Master of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas; Master of Arts in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas; Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Texas

    Research Interests: International development, transportation planning, transportation economics, infrastructure coordination

    Committee Chair: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

  • Robert W. Jackman

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    rjackman@usc.edu

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

    Education: B.A. in Political Science (First Class) from the University of British Columbia; M.A. in Higher Education Policy from Stanford University; Master of Public Policy from Stanford University

    Research Interests: Civic engagement, community development, economic development, education policy, governance, higher education finance, network analysis, non-profit management, policy program evaluation, public administration, social justice

    Committee Chair: Dr. Juliet Musso

  • Jamme, Hue-Tam

    Huê-Tâm Jamme

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    jamme@usc.edu

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

    Education: M.Sc. in Political Science, M.Sc. in Urban Utilities Management in Developing Countries (ISUR), SciencePo Rennes, France

    Research Interests: International development, transportation, built environment, urban and environmental economics, history

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tridib Banerjee

  • Hankyung (Kate) Jun

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    hankyunj@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hankyung-kate-jun

    Education: M.P.A. in International Economic Policy, Columbia University; M.A. in Economics, Sogang University; B.A. in Economics and American Culture, Sogang University

    Research Interests: Economics of aging, retirement behavior, economics of public and private pensions, Social Security, poverty and inequality, labor economics, health economics, international development

    Committee Chair: Dr. Emma Aguila

  • Sanggyun Kang

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    sanggyuk@usc.edu

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Urban Engineering, Hong-Ik University, South Korea; Master of Science in Urban Planning, Columbia University

    Research Interests: Land use and transportation, freight transportation planning, urban economics, sub-metropolitan spatial distribution of economic activities and freight flows, location dynamics of warehouses and freight activities

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

  • Haram Lee

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    haramlee@usc.edu

    https://haramlee87.wordpress.com/

    Education: MSc Public Policy and Administration London School of Economics and Political Science; MSc Politics and Government in the European Union London School of Economics and Political Science; BSc Government and Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

    Research Interests: Governance, public administration, executive and bureaucratic politics, public and nonprofit organizations

    Committee Chair: Dr. Shui Yan Tang

  • Lee, Hyojung

    Hyojung Lee

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    hyojung.lee@usc.edu

    http://www-scf.usc.edu/~hyojungl/

    Education: Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Planning and Development, University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy; Master of Planning, University of Southern California, School of Policy, Planning, and Development; Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, School of Engineering; Bachelor of Science in Civil, Urban and Geosystem Engineering; Minor in Economics, Magna cum laude, Seoul National University, School of Engineering

    Research Interests: Community development, housing, policy program evaluation, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Dowell Myers and Dr. Gary D. Painter

  • Zeewan Lee

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    zeewanle@usc.edu

    Education: M.R.P. in City and Regional Planning, Regional Science, Cornell University; B.A. in Political Science, English, Duke University

    Research Interests: Labor policy, labor economics, technology and innovation, econometrics, program evaluation, economics of aging

    Committee Chair: Dr. Emma Aguila

  • Colin Leslie

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    caleslie@usc.edu

    Education: B.A., Hiram College; M.A., University of Chicago; J.D., Cornell University

    Research Interests: Public management and governance, executive and judicial politics, administrative law, institutional analysis, policy implementation, organization theory and behavior

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bill Resh

  • Malone, Thomas

    Thom Malone

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    tdmalone@usc.edu

    Education: BA in Statistics, Economics, History, University of Auckland; MS in Economics, Tufts University

    Research Interests: Urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Christian L. Redfearn

  • Ryan Merrill

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    ryanmerr@usc.edu

    Education: Masters of Pacific and International Affairs, University of California San Diego; B.A. in Government, University of Virginia; B.A. in Latin American Studies, University of Virginia

    Research Interests: Climate change, environmental policy, energy policy, comparative policy analysis, political economy, institutional economics, strategic management, development

    Committee Chair: Dr. Dan Mazmanian

  • Matthew Miller

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    millermj@usc.edu

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

    Education: Master of Science in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies with Honors, African & African American Studies, Stanford University

    Research Interests: Race and ethnicity, media arts and culture, economic development, spatial analysis (GIS, critical cartography), environmental psychology

    Committee Chair: Dr. Lisa Schweitzer

  • Carmen Mooradian

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    cmooradi@usc.edu

    Education: B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, Minor in Hispanic Studies, Scripps College; M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration in Ethics, Politics and Society, Claremont School of Theology

    Research Interests: Governance, non-profit management, public administration, organizational behavior

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bill Resh

  • Anthony W. Orlando

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    aorlando@usc.edu

    http://www.anthonyworlando.com

    Education: B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; MSc in Economic History (Research) from the London School of Economics & Political Science

    Research Interests: Community development, environmental policy, economic development, housing, land use policy, policy program evaluation, public health, social justice, urban economics

  • Park, Jung Ho

    Jung Ho Park

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    junghopa@usc.edu

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; Master of Science in City Planning, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

    Research Interests: Housing demography

    Committee Chair: Dr. Dowell Myers

  • Piazzoni, Maria Francesca

    Maria Francesca Piazzoni

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    mariafra@usc.edu

    Education: Ph.D. in Architecture and Urbanism, IUAV, University of Venice; Master of Architecture (Heritage concentration), Sapienza University or Rome

    Research Interests: Social justice, multicultural landscapes, architecture and built environment, tangible and intangible heritage, international development

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tridib Banerjee

  • Rodyansky, Seva

    Seva Rodyansky

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    rodnyans@usc.edu

    Education: B.A. in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Economics, French from Northwestern University

    Research Interests: Economic development, housing, governance, land use policy, transportation, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Marlon Boarnet

  • Raul Santiago-Bartolomei

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    raulsant@usc.edu

    Education: B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez; M. Eng. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University; M.P. Urban Planning, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

    Research Interests: International development, collaborative networks, community development, sustainability and environmental policy, economic development, governance

    Committee Chair: Dr. Marlon Boarnet

  • Shin, Eun Jin

    Eun Jin Shin

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    eunjinsh@usc.edu

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

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Civil, Urban and Geosystem Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea; Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea; Master of Urban Planning (MUP), University of Washington-Seattle

    Research Interests: Transportation, urban economics, social justice, public health

    Committee Chair: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

  • Swayne, Madison

    Madison Swayne

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    swayne@usc.edu

    Education: B.S. in Environmental Studies, University of Southern California; M.A. in Environmental Studies, University of Southern California

    Research Interests: Community and economic development, environmental policy, housing, land use policy, public health, social justice, transportation

    Committee Chair: Dr. Lisa Schweitzer

  • Johanna Thunell

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    jthunell@usc.edu

    Education: B.A. in Economics, UC Berkeley; MPA, San Francisco State University

    Research Interests: Civic engagement, economic development, housing, policy program evaluation, public administration, public health, social justice

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dowell Myers and Dr. Julie Zissimopoulos

  • Xize Wang

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    xizewang@usc.edu

    http://www-scf.usc.edu/~xizewang/

    Education: Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota; B.E. in Urban Planning and B.A. in Economics, Peking University, China

    Research Interests: Transportation and urban form, demography and travel, active travel and sustainability

    Committee Chair: Dr. Marlon Boarnet

  • Bingbing Wang

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    bingbinw@usc.edu

    http://www-scf.usc.edu/~bingbinw/

    Education: Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Economics, University of Georgia; Bachelor and Master in Real Estate Economics, Renmin University of China

    Research Interests: Urban economics, real estate finance, housing

    Committee Chair: Dr. Richard K. Green

  • Bo Wen

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    wenb@usc.edu

    http://wenbo.us/

    Education: Bachelors in Mass Communications, Shenzhen University; Masters of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles

    Research Interests: Civic engagement, community development, governance, international development, public administration, public management, organization studies.

    Committee Chair: Dr. Shui-Yan Tang

  • White, Lee

    Lee White

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    leewhite@usc.edu

    http://leevwhite.wix.com/work

    Education: Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Management, University of Otago

    Research Interests: Environmental policy, land use policy, policy program evaluation, transportation, renewable energy policy, comparative policy analysis, climate change mitigation

  • Danielle Williams

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    bdwillia@usc.edu

    Education: Master of Public Policy, American University; Bachelor of Arts, Duke University

    Research Interests: Program evaluation, prisoner reentry and incarceration, education policy

    Committee Chair: Dr. Raphael Bostic

  • Jianhui Xu

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    jianhuix@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jianhui-xu-25994b59/

    Education: Master of Public Policy, USC; B.A. in International Political Economy and B.A. in Economics, Peking University

    Research Interests: Health economics, health policy, program evaluation

    Committee Chair: Dr. John A. Romley

  • Matthew Young

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    matthew.m.young@usc.edu

    Education: B.A. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; M.P.P., University of Southern California

    Research Interests: Public management, public sector innovation and technology, governance, civic engagement, social justice

    Committee Chair: Dr. Juliet Musso

  • Yuan, Quan

    Quan (Jack) Yuan

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    quanyuan@usc.edu

    https://jackqyuan.wordpress.com/

    Education: Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Urban Planning, Peking University, China; Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, Peking University, China; Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

    Research Interests: Transportation, environmental policy, land use policy, international development, economic development, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

  • Linna Zhu

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    linnazhu@usc.edu

    Education: B.A. in Economics from Renmin University of China; M.S. in Finance from Johns Hopkins University

    Research Interests: Community development, economic development, housing, governance, international development, land use policy, public administration, urban economics

  • Yingying (Yolanda) Zhu

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    zhuyingy@usc.edu

    Education: B.A. in Sociology and Economics, Peking University; M.P.P., University of Southern California

    Research Interests: Health economics, health policy, labor policy, economics of aging, program evaluation, international development

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dana Goldman and Dr. Julie Zissimopoulos