USC Price School of Public Policy

Public Policy and Management Ph.D. Students

  • Yeokwang (Brian) An

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    yeokwana@usc.edu

    http://www.brian-y-an.com/

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

    Research Interests: Governance, local public finance, urban and local politics, policy analysis, public administration, land use policy, housing, transportation, community development

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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