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PPA Thesis / Culminating Project Bank

Feel free to peruse our bank of theses and projects. Our alumni have generously made these documents available to us electronically for the convenience of our webpage visitors.


Note: See the Sacramento State University Library or Scholarworks for copies of all Sacramento State theses and projects. They are available at these locations within a year of submission.


Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
Albornoz, Alicia MPPA Women in Management: An Analysis of California’s Executive Branch © 2023 Alicia Albornoz
Cropper, Nicole MPPA Centering Equity & Operationalizing Justice: A Desk Guide for Practitioners in Conservation and Natural Resource Agencies and Departments © Nicole Cropper
Grubbs, Ally MPPA CalFresh Gone Stale: CalFresh Administration Failures and Opportunities to Improve Participation Rates © 2023 Ally Grubbs
Hurst, Justin MPPA Collaborative Engagement Post-Pandemic: Contrasting In-Person Vs. Online Engagement © 2023 Justin Hurst
Leahy, Connor MPPA The Effects of Land Use Policies and Political Drivers on the Price of Housing in California © 2023 Connor Leahy
Linn, Jake MPPA MPPA Promotional Film Culminating Project video © 2023 Jake Linn
Martinez Arroyo, Karina MPPA California’s Policy Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Classroom © 2023 Karina Martinez Arroyo
LaTour-Jarquin, Deanna MPPA A Job-Demands Resources Analysis of Work Engagement in the California Legislature © 2023 Deanna LaTour-Jarquin
Nguyen, Thomas MSULD "Crime Free" Has A Price: What California Should Do About Crime Free Ordinances ©2023 Thomas Nguyen
Rybachuk, Alena MSULD Analyzing the Homeownership Gap Between Different Race/Ethnic Groups in California © 2023 Alena Rybachuk
Shafer, Paul MPPA Understanding Inclusionary Zoning Policies and Its Impact on the Production of Affordable Housing in the City of Sacramento © 2023 Paul Shafer
Terry, Juliet MPPA An Ecological Examination of California's Dual Education Crises:  Addressing California's Teacher Shortage and Chronic Absenteeism © 2023 Juliet Terry
Vaira, Sarah MPPA Talking Trash: A Frequency Analysis of Organics Recycling Terms © 2023 Sarah Vaira


Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
Dominguez, Diana MPPA Argument and Recommendations for Stronger Collaboration in California’s Early Care and Education System © 2022 Diana L. Dominguez
Egan, Christopher MPPA Managing Basin Security: Understanding the Key Organizational and Administrative Factors that Impact SGMA Implementation © 2022 Christopher Egan
Hyland, Kyle MPPA Cradle to Career Data System: What Lessons California Can Learn From Other States © 2022 Kyle Kevin Hyland
McCarthy, Katelyn  MPPA Historical Discrimination in Housing: How the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation Became the Big Bad Wolf, Why We Might Have It Wrong, and Why It Is Important to Today’s Policymakers and Public Administrators © 2022 Katelyn McCarthy
McElhinney, Ryan MPPA A Student Service Model Approach to Disbursing Financial Aid © 2022 Ryan McElhinney
Monte, Sarah MPPA Why Californians Are Leaving The Parties: Exploring NPP Growth and the Public Policy Implications © 2022 Sarah Monte
Orozco, Vanessa MPPA Understanding the Gap Between Rural Students and Higher Education © 2022 Vanessa Orozco
Quintero, Analisa MPPA Mitigating the Immigrant Health Paradox for Undocumented Immigrants with Medi-Cal © 2022 Analisa Quintero 
Romo, Maria MPPA Organizational Scaling: Bridging the Consent Education Gap in California © 2022 Maria Romo
Schindell, Melanie  MPPA Improving Adolescent Mental Health in the Digital Age: Using what we know about digital media practices of adolescents to develop effective public outreach in California © 2022 Melanie Schindell
Sunkari, Daniel P. MPPA Apartheid Obscured: Addressing Caste-Based Discrimination in California Workplaces © 2022 Daniel Paul Sunkari
Turgeon, Michael MPPA Quantifying the Impacts of Pollution Exposure on Academic Achievement in California © 2022 Michael Turgeon
Vue, Simon K. MPPA Addressing California’s Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage © 2022 Simon K. Vue
Xu, Jiai (Amy) MPAA A Study of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts on the State Government Workforce © 2022 Jiai (Amy) Xu 
Zgraggen, Chris MPPA California Energy Innovation: Achieving 100 Percent Zero Carbon Energy While Maintaining Reliability © 2022 Christopher Zgraggen 


Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
Adamski, Michael MPPA NIMBYism and Sheltering Sacramento's Homeless Population © 2021 Michael Adamski
Ballesteros, Gabriela MPPA A Closer Look at Food Insecurity in California © 2021 Gabriela Ballesteros
Couto, David  MPPA Water Capture and Retention Technology: A Public Policy Assessment © 2021 David Couto
Cuellar, Nicole MPPA Law Enforcement and Racial Justice: Opportunities and Challenges to Institutional Change © 2021 Nicole Cuellar
Foley, Alexis MPPA California Child Support Debt: A Policy Analysis © 2021 Alexis Foley
Hampton-Asmus, Noah  MPPA An Analysis of Economic Interventions to Reduce Risk Factors and Costs of Chronic Health Conditions © 2021 Noah Hampton-Asmus
Kholos, Molly  MPPA How Can California Develop Policies that May Help to Mitigate Impacts of the Digital Divide for Rural Communities? © 2021 Molly Kholos
Laguardia, Clarissa  MPPA Rethinking Language Access © 2021 Clarissa Laguardia
Lemar, Sean  MPPA Exploring the Need for and Barriers to Broadband in California © 2021 Sean Lemar
Meier, Anna  MPPA The Impact of Residential Lan Prices on Commuting Time and Geographical Mobility © 2021 Anna Meier
Nickerson, Sara  MPPA  Why Can't Liberal California Abolish the Death Penalty? © 2021 Sara Nickerson
Phin, To Lan  MPPA Equity and Walkability in the Sacramento Region © 2021 To Lan Phin
Sanchez, Giselle  MPPA Increasing Latinx Faculty in the California Community Colleges © 2021 Giselle Sanchez
Skidmore, Christopher MPPA Reducing State Vehicle Emissions Through Policy Action © 2021 Christopher Skidmore
Smith, Liam  MPPA Eviction and Mental Health: Exploring the Impact of Evictions on Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, and Rates of Suicide © 2021 Liam Smith
Stelmakhovych, Hanna MPPA Engaging the East Sacramento Community Around Infill Development: A Study of Two Housing Projects, McKinley Village and Sutter Park Neighborhood © 2021 Hanna Stelmakhovych
Thomas, Nick MPPA Mitigating Property Destruction Resulting from California Wildfires © 2021 Nick Thomas
Thompson, Benjamin MPPA Power and Influence in the California IDD Community © 2021 Benjamin Thompson


Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
Bedi, Sumeet MPPA From Boom to Bust: Analyzing the Link Between California’s Taxation System and Revenue Volatility © 2020 Sumeet Bedi
Bhullar, Puneet MPPA Research Contracting and Granting with the State of CA: Challenges and Solutions © 2020 Puneet Bhullar
Byrd, Alexandria MPPA State-Run Tobacco Sales in California: Recommendations for How to Implement Tobacco Control Endgame Strategies © 2020 Alexandria Byrd
Corona Lira, Horacio MPPA College Academic Probation: An Empirical Test of Whether the “Wake-Up Call” is Working © 2020 Horacio Corona Lira
Croopnick, Rachel MPPA Impact of Higher Percentages of African American Faculty on African American Male Student Completion Rates in California Community Colleges © 2021 Rachel Croopnick
Cruz Jones, Mary Kathryn Theresa MPPA California Boards and Stakeholder Engagement © 2020 Mary Kathryn Theresa Cruz Jones
Delgado, Elizabeth  MPPA The Impact of Latinx Faculty and Administrators on Latinx Student Completion Rates in California Community Colleges © 2020 Elizabeth Delgado
Ellescas, Jae Aldrinne  MPPA A Case Study of EngageRoseville and the Policy Impacts of Public Engagement © 2020 Jae Aldrinne Ellescas
Fries, Michael  MPPA Framing the Homeless: Media Framing Effects on Homelessness in San Francisco © 2020 Michael Fries
Gildea, John MPPA  An Inquiry of Citizen Participation in Local Governance © 2020 John Gildea
Gonsalves, Jamie Jean  MPPA The Progression of California’s Collaborative Courts © 2020 Jamie Jean Gonsalves
Irvine, Timothy MPPA Accountability in Emergency: OIG Oversight of Fema’s Disaster Awards © 2020 Timothy Irvine
McCreddin, Alex MPPA Promises and Pitfalls: Nonprofit Program Evaluation in a Collaborative Context © 2020 Alex McCreddin
Mouavangsou, Leefong MPPA District Elections, Representation, and Unintended Consequences © 2020 Leefong Mouavangsou
Paniagua, Nadia  MPPA Dreamer Allies’ Perceptions of How the Possible Total Termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program Will Could Affect Dreamers’ Experiences at Higher Education Institutions © 2020 Nadia Paniagua
Petitt, Brittany  MPPA Online and Offline Political Engagement among Teens and Young Adults © 2020 Brittany Petitt
Russell, Lindsay MPPA Analyzing Health Insurance’s Impact on Patient Experience © 2020 Lindsay Russell
Van Skike, Kristyne Elizabeth  MPPA An Analysis of Key Indicators for Successful Collaboration to Address Bay-Delta Risk © 2020 Kristyne Elizabeth Van Skike
Wilkins, Glen R.  MPPA Proportional Justice: The Challenges of Implementing Court Fine and Fee Reform in California © 2020 Glen R. Wilkins


Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
Adelman, Justin MPPA Somebody’s Watching Me: Examining the Impact of Probation Officer Caseloads on Revocation Rates © 2019 Justin Adelman
Branch, Charles Ross MPPA Gutting the Duck: A Cam Analysis of Energy Storage Technologies for California’s Grid © 2019 Charles Ross Branch
Buckley, Lindsay Kathleen MPPA Poison in The Housing Market: Using Calenviroscreen to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Pollution on Property Values © 2019 Lindsay Kathleen Buckley
Costa, Erica MPPA The California Assembly Fellowship Experience in the Context Of Majority and Minority Party Politics © 2019 Erica Costa
Gomez, Amelia Marie MPPA An Assessment of Mitigation Strategies to Address Environmental Impacts of Homeless Encampments © 2019 Amelia Marie Gomez
Holleman, Monia Akter MPPA Lithium-Based Battery Fires in California: A Policy Analysis © 2019 Monia Akter Holleman
Mendoza, Norma Y.  MPPA What Influences the Academic Performance of Students of Color in California High Schools? © 2019 Norma Y. Mendoza
Morrow, Elena MPPA Choice Architecture and Voter Turnout: A Study of Voter’s Choice Act Implementation © 2019 Elena Morrow
Myers,Stephen Reitenour MPPA An Analysis of Local Government Interventions for Edible Food Recovery © 2019 Stephen Reitenour Myers
Petrichko, Alina A MPPA Improving Housing Affordability in California: A Criteria-Alternatives Matrix Analysis © 2019 Alina A Petrichko
Ramirez, Jeremiah   MPPA Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? Legal Sports Wagering in California © 2019 Jeremiah Ramirez



Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
Beedy, Katrina Rose MPPA Guns in America Assessing the Impact of State Firearm Legislation on Homicide and Suicide Rates in US Metropolitan Statistical Areas © 2017 Katrina Rose Beedy.
Boeh-Sobon, Baxter R. MPPA The Effects of Charter Schools on the Academic Achievement of California Students © 2017 Baxter R. Boeh-Sobon.
Buettner, John Anthony MPPA The Mitigating Effects of Bureaucratic Environments on Information Technology Implementation Projects © 2017 John Anthony Buettner.
Bullis, Cory Alexander  MPPA How Well is SB 375 Working in the Sacramento Region? © 2017 Cory Alexander Bullis.
Corches, Kara Beth MPPA Factors Influencing Physician Participation in Medicaid © 2017 Kara Beth Corches.
Cowgill, Tami L. MPPA The California Care Initiative: A Comparative Analysis of the Financial and Administrative Alignment of Medicare and Medicaid © 2017 Tami L. Cowgill.
Dolloff, Julia Mariel MPPA Increasing Recycling in California How Targeted Education and Outreach Could Increase Participation and Recycling Rates in Local Recycling Programs © 2017 Julia Mariel Dolloff.
Houser, Brent James MPPA Is the Silver Tsunami the Next Preventable Disaster? An Exploration of California State Agencies Workforce Planning Efforts © 2017 Brent James Houser.
Majid, Imran MPPA Defining Student Success: An Examination of How Faculty, Staff, And Administrators Interpret and Act Upon Institutional “College Completion” Policies and Practices © 2017 Imran Majid.
Palmer, Teresa MPPA Applied Technologies to Support Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: An Exploratory Evaluation of Faculty and Student Services at Sacramento State's Student Technology Center © 2017 Teresa Palmer.
Robinson, Katerina Libuše MPPA Fortune Favors the Funded: Equity V. Efficiency in Government Grant Design © 2017 Katerina Libuše Robinson.


Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
Albert, Casey William MPPA How Government Can Protect Employees in the Sharing Economy: A Cam Analysis © 2016 Casey William Albert
Bourdykina-Jelobniouk, Alice MPPA Did California Provide Enough Funding for Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties to Implement Realignment? © 2016 Alice Bourdykina-Jelobniouk.
Calbonero, Jennifer MPPA Education Requirements for Law Enforcement Officers in California © 2016 Jennifer Calbonero.
Carhart, Andrew Edward MPPA School Finance Decisions and Academic Performance: An Analysis of the Impacts of School Expenditures on Student Performance © 2016 Andrew Edward Carhart.
Chesarek, Amy MSULD Leed Certification Proposal for New Construction Hudson Winery Amador County, California © 2016 Amy Chesarek.
Farkas, Leah Paysa MPPA What Should Researchers Know About Doing Public Policy Studies Inside Prisons? © 2016 Leah Paysa Farkas.
Funston, Renée MSULD Streetcar in the City: An Analysis of How Streetcars Affect Gentrification © 2016 Renée Funston.
Hashimoto, Ginger Tierney MPPA Analyzing Factors That Predict Alumni Giving at a Public University in California © 2016 Ginger Tierney Hashimoto.
Mimnaugh, Damien Francis MPPA Identifying the Factors Affecting the Sales of Clean Vehicles © 2016 Damien Francis Mimnaugh.
Reeves, Jack Aaron MPPA Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Closing the Nutrition Knowledge Gap with Innovative Front-of-Package Labeling and Strategically Placed Educational Signage  © 2016 Jack Aaron Reeves.
Soltani, Sahar MSULD Inclusionary Housing and the Tipping Point: The Impact of Affordable Units on Market-Rate Units © 2016 Sahar Soltani.
Tracy, Lindsay Jeanine MPPA Do Certain Categories of Initiatives in California Receive Greater Overall Media Attention? © 2016 Lindsay Jeanine Tracy.
Whiting-Casey, Creston MPPA State Minimum Wage Policies and Unemployment Rates © 2016 Creston Whiting-Casey.


Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
Adan, Sara MPPA Educators' Experiences and Perceptions with Common Core Implementation: A Study of One Californian High School District © 2015 Sara Adan.
Blattel, Colin MPPA An Analysis of Common Core Implementation in High Schools in a Northern California School District © 2015 Colin Blattel.
Blogett, Hannah Marie MPPA Examining Determinants of Calworks Receipt Among African Americans © 2015 Hannah Marie Blogett.
Brown, Rachael MSULD Vehicle Miles Traveled, State Mandates, and Councils of Government: How Do Councils of Government Affect Vehicle Miles Traveled? © 2015 Rachael Brown.
Cisneros, Corina MSULD Value of Walkable Communities © 2015 Corina Cisneros.
Danel, Desiree Michelle MPPA The Impact of State Abortion Policies on the Abortion Rate © 2015 Desiree Michelle Danel.
Gianelli, Patrick Louis MPPA Civic Engagement and the Americorps Member Experience  © 2015 Patrick Louis Gianelli.
Gojnic, Yovana Lyn MPPA Adolescent Physical Activity Levels: The Influence of High School Physical Education Participation © 2015 Yovana Lyn Gojnic.
Ho, Irene Kang-yi MPPA Farm-To-School Yolo: Creating an Evaluation Framework for Program Expansion © 2015 Irene Kang- yi Ho.
Johnson, Sean A.  MPPA Why is Housing so Unaffordable in the Sacramento Region? An Investigation of Housing Supply Constraints and Demand Characteristics © 2015 Sean A. Johnson.
Mack, Grant Austin MPPA An Assessment of Electricity Sector Reforms to Achieve California’s Energy Goals © 2015 Grant Austin Mack.
Pistochini, Ryan Joseph MPPA The Implications of the City of Davis' Urban Growth Boundary © 2015 Ryan Joseph Pistochini.
Preciado, Josef David MPPA Strategic Planning in the Public Sector: A Case Study © 2015 Josef David Preciado.
Reynolds, Lisa Loann MSULD Quicker, Easier, Cheaper? The Efficacy of CEQA Streamlining for Infill Development © 2015 Lisa Loann Reynolds.
Thorne, Terra MPPA Pathways to Higher Education: Perceptions from College-Enrolled Former Foster Youth © 2015 Terra Thorne.
Trujillo, Austin MPPA An Excise Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Drinks as Health Policy: Can Taxation Influence Weight? © 2015 Austin Trujillo.
West, Carolyn Aileen MPPA Achieving the Criteria of the Continuum of Care Grant: An Evaluation of the Application of Yolo County’s Homeless and Poverty Action Coalition © 2015 Carolyn Aileen West.
White, Maria Cecilia MPPA Prescription Contraception Use and Government Intervention: Analyzing the Mandate Effect © 2015 Maria Cecilia White.


Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
Billingsley, Michael W. MPPA Income Inequality: Analysis and RecommendationUsing the Bardach Method © 2014 Michael W. Billingsley.
Claiborne, Jennifer Michelle MSULD Feasibility Study for the Redevelopment of the Historic Sacramento PG&E Power Station © 2014 Jennifer Michelle Claiborne.
Cotter, Stephanie Lauren MPPA Inclusionary Zoning Policies in California: A Cost-Benefit Analysis from the Perspective of Local Government Officials © 2014 Stephanie Lauren Cotter.
Dominguez, Kacey Lynn MPPA Components Of A Comprehensive Marijuana Regulatory System Assessing California’s Medical Marijuana Program © 2014 Kacey Lynn Dominguez.
Garvin, Cosmo Q. MPPA Place and Poverty How Does Sprawl Affect Poverty Rates In U.S. Central Places? © 2014 Cosmo Q. Garvin.
Graves, Alex MPPA Policy Leadership in Higher Education © 2014 Alex Graves.
Lewis, Jodi MPPA Improving Bachelor’s Degree Completion Rates: An Examination Of First Year Experience At Sacramento State © 2014 Jodi Lewis.
Lynch, Michael MPPA The Effect of Charter Schools on the Academic Performance of African American and Latino Students © 2014 Michael Lynch.
Madrid, Jennifer Alison MPPA When Do People Leave In-Home Supportive Services? © 2014 Jennifer Alison Madrid.
Phillips, Lisa Marie MPPA Improving Collaborative Outcomes: A Review Of Project Manager And Facilitator Roles And Relationships © 2014 Lisa Marie Phillips.
Stewart, Amy Kathleen MPPA Evaluating California’s Handheld Cell Phone Use Ban © 2014 Amy Kathleen Stewart.
Suedkamp, Lauren MPPA The Future of the Market-Matching Program © 2014 Lauren Suedkamp.
Thomas, Matthew MPPA 10 Years of Voodoo Economics: The Effect of Taxes on Economic Growth © 2014 Matthew Thomas.
Thomas, William Dean MPPA Which Vehicles Have a Higher Probability of Failing a California Smog Check Inspection Primarily Consisting of a Diagnostic Scan of the Vehicle’s On-Board Computer System? © 2014 William Dean Thomas.
Williams, Lyndsey Kathleen MPPA Evaluation of Public Engagement in the Yolo County Budget Process © 2014 Lyndsey Kathleen Williams.


Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
Aguilar, Sergio MPPA Addressing Healthcare Access Needs for Children Enrolled In Medi-Cal © 2013 Sergio Aguilar.
Anderson, Brandon Gene MSULD Different Strokes an Analysis of Green Building Demand © 2013 Brandon Anderson.
Arriaga, Brett Russell MSULD Undercapitalized and Inexperienced: An Experiment In Investment Real Estate © 2013 Brett Russell Arriaga.
Bennett, Kristen Noel MPPA "Telling Your Story” Using Performance Measurement Presenting an Approach to Performance Measure Development © 2013 Kristen Bennett.
Bravo, George Ruben MPPA Citizensourcing: The Next Level Of Civic Engagement A Case Study: Envision Sacramento © 2013 George Bravo.
Cardenas, Kathryn Anne MPPA Social Media Use In Local Government Agencies: An Implementation Guide For Public Officials © 2013 Kathryn Cardenas.
Chapin, Brandon Kent MPPA From the Ashes of Bankruptcy: An Assessment of the Collaborative Nature of the City of Vallejo’s Participatory Budgeting Process © 2013 Brandon Chapin.
Dickinson, Tracey MPPA How Can We Improve California's Welfare Work Participation Rates? A Criteria-Alternatives Matrix Analysis © 2013 Tracey Dickinson.
Durbin, Amy Marie MPPA The Evolution Of Negotiation In Local Government Bankruptcies: Can Mandated Mediation Prevent Municipal Bankruptcies? © 2013 Amy Durbin.
Eisenhammer, Eric Scott MPPA Conservative Campaign Performance in Communities of Color: Lessons from Recent California Proposition Campaigns on Marriage and Energy Policy © 2014 Eric Scott Eisenhammer (available at the University Library)
Fesler, Derrick Hayden MPPA Evaluating Traffic Congestion Mitigation Strategies © 2013 Derrick Fesler.
Fox, Jason Robert MPPA Analyzing the Organizational Culture of Yolo County Using Two Assessment Models © 2013 Jason Fox.
Good, Tiffany Jenee MPPA Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Residential Allocation System Update: A Study of Collaboration © 2013 Tiffany Good.
Hayes, Jessica MSULD The Long-Term Impacts of Redevelopment on Residential Neighborhoods: Three Sacramento Case Studies © 2013 Jessica Hayes.
Howard, Andrea MSULD Development Impact Fees and Multi-Family Housing: A Feasibility Study © 2013 Andrea Howard.
Kabanuck, Amanda Marie MPPA From Cadet to Officer: Can the Police Activities League Cadet Program Be Used as a Recruiting Tool for the San Francisco Police Department? © 2013 Amanda Kabanuck.
Lane, Justin Daniel MPPA An Analysis of College Readiness Indicators to Incorporate in the Academic Performance Index © 2013 Justin Lane.
Lege, Matthew MPPA Multi-Criteria Analysis of Proposition 39 Revenue Spending Options © 2013 Matthew Lege.
Maldonado, Lisbeth MPPA Health in General Plans an Evaluation of San Joaquin Valley General Plans © 2013 Lisbeth Maldonado.
Marin, Angela K. MPPA From Plan To Practice: Implementing Sb 617, California’s Regulatory Review Reform © 2013 Angela Marin.
Navarro, Kevin Phillip MPPA An Assessment of California’s Cap-And-Trade Revenue Options & Free Allowance Allocation Methods © 2013 Kevin Navarro.
Ong, Ryan Scott MPPA The Public Official’s Guide To Assessing A Sports Complex Proposal © 2013 Ryan Ong.
Ramsey, Tina Kim MPPA Measuring and Evaluating the Financial Condition of Local Government © 2013 Tina Ramsey.
Roebuck, Ryan Neil MPPA Effective Governmental Reporting: Comparing County Veteran Service Officer Reporting Processes © 2013 Ryan Roebuck.
Ryan, Theodore C., Jr. MPPA Testing a Standard Framework For Consistency Analysis in California © 2013 Theodore Ryan.
Smith, Arianna Zitano MPPA Predicting Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy © 2013 Arianna Smith.
Tran, Ngan Lam Thi MPPA Unhappiness: The Hidden Cost of Not Having Health Insurance Coverage © 2013 Ngan Tran.
Van Den Berg, Andrea Nichole MPPA An Evaluation of Solutions to California's Roadway Dire Straits: A Critical Alternative Matrix © 2013 Andrea Nichole Van Den Berg.
Wagner, Natalie Rose MPPA Increasing College Completion Rates in California: A Study of the Factors Involved and Recommendations to Facilitate Student Success © 2013 Natalie Rose Wagner.
Wetzel, William Thomas MPPA Reducing General Fund Expenditures Stormwater in West Sacramento, California © 2013 William Wetzel.
Wong, Dandy John MPPA Improving the Management of Information Technology Projects: A Preliminary Analysis of the California Project Management Methodology © 2013 Dandy Wong.


Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
Bishop, Julia Nicole MPPA Districts In The Red: Measuring The Impact Of School District Fiscal Insolvency On Student Achievement © 2012 Julia Bishop.
Bradbury, Sabrina A. MPPA Predicting Environmentally-Friendly Behavior: Does Political Ideology Affect Willingness To Change Behavior To Help Improve The Environment? © 2012 Sabrina Bradbury.
Brooks, Viola J. MPPA Application Of The Multiple Streams Model To Tribal Governments Pursuing Membership On The Humboldt County Association Of Governments © 2012 Viola Brooks.
Cantrell, Scott MPPA Public Understanding of Science In America © 2012 Scott Cantrell.
Chisholm, Eric Joseph MPPA Are Career And Technical Education Programs At California Community Colleges Aligned With Local Labor Markets? © 2012 Eric Chisholm.
Cook, Kevin Warren MPPA Faculty Composition And Graduation Rates At Four-Year Institutions Of Higher Education © 2012 Kevin Cook.
Desvarro, Ellen MSULD Not Just the Suburbs Anymore: Can the Suburban Community of El Dorado Hills, California Become a Sustainable Suburb? © 2012 Ellen Desvarro.
Divan, Sarah Michele MPPA Changing "The Way We Do Things" Presenting A Strategic Organizational Culture Framework © 2012 Sarah Divan.
Finnestead, Robin Asia MPPA Nobody’s Home: Redevelopment Agencies And Affordable Housing In California © 2012 Robin Finnestead.
Gardner, Christopher Sorge MPPA Access Vs. Impacts A Collaborative Assessment Of OHV Use In Yolo County © 2012 Christopher Gardner.
Germek, Colleen Genora MPPA Predicting contraceptive use among women at risk of unintended pregnancy: does having a usual source of health care matter? © 2012 Colleen Germek.
Grossi, Dana Lisa MPPA More is Better: Examining the Relationship Between States’ Requirements for Personal Finance Instruction and Financial Literacy © 2012 Dana Grossi.
Harland, Eli Waylon MSULD Photovoltaic Desert: Tax Revenue Outcomes of Solar Development in Fresno County © 2012 Eli Harland.
Herrick, Dylan James MSULD Transit-Oriented Multifamily Redevelopment of an Obsolete Urban Infill Industrial Site: Is It Feasible? © 2012 Dylan Herrick.
Jensen, Heidi Lillian MPPA Beyond The Boys Club: Does The Gender Of An Elected Official Have Any Effect On Legislative Staff? © 2012 Heidi Jensen.
Johnstone, Tyler MPPA California’s Need for Engineers and Stem Education © 2012 Tyler Johnstone.
Kersey, Christina Marie MPPA What Happened To “Tuition Free” College Education? Explaining Why Fees Have Risen Sharply In The CSU System © 2012 Christina Kersey.
Lichty, Benjamin David MSULD Ask The Builders: Finding Consensus Among Development Industry Stakeholders For Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies © 2012 Benjamin Lichty.
Mallory, Melissa Erin MPPA Empowerment Through Collaboration: A Case Study Of Women’s Associations In Mali © 2012 Melissa Mallory.
Muhlhauser, Theodore Dennis MPPA State Options For Improving The Cultural Competency Of Physicians In Caring For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender People © 2012 Theodore Muhlhauser.
Murphy, Alyson MSULD Evaluation of the Sacramento County Community Planning Commission Pilot Program © 2012 Alyson Murphy.
Salling, Katharine A.  MPPA Measuring The Impact Of Supplemental Educational Services On Student Achievement © 2012 Katharine Salling.
Sturmfels, Andrew Joseph MPPA Financing Economic Development in Post Redevelopment California © 2012 Andrew Sturmfels.
Zimmer, Christopher Gerard MPPA Social Media Use In Local Public Agencies: A Study of California’s Cities © 2012 Christopher Zimmer.
Zvonicek, Rushenka MPPA A Study Of The California Furloughs And Their Effects On State Workers © 2012 Rushenka Zvonicek.


Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
Andersen, Kent Gary MPPA Leadership In California State Government: Lessons From A Survey Of Executives © 2011 Kent Andersen.
Buchanan, Sean Anthony MSULD CALGreen Costs Green, but will it Save Green Too? A Case Study of 10799 International Drive, Rancho Cordova, California © 2011 Sean Buchanan.
Buss, Kiana MPPA Regulatory Barriers To Affordable Housing: An AnalysisOf The Effects Of Local Land Use Regulations On Housing Costs In The Greater Sacramento Area © 2011 Kiana Buss.
Cheever, Melissa Kathleen MPPA A Reassessment Of Civil Service In California © 2011 Melissa Cheever.
Dowdy, Christopher Eric MPPA Regulatory Oversight Of Human Services Licensing Agencies: Risk-Based Approaches For California © 2011 Christopher Eric Dowdy.
Greaves, Fielding L MPPA Evaluating California Water Supply Cost-Effectiveness Analysis © 2011 Fielding Greaves.
Harper, Eric J MPPA The Economic Field of Dreams: Analyzing the Local Economic Development Potential of Sports Tourism © 2011 Eric Harper.
Jawanda, Rupinder MSULD Getting there from here: changing land use patterns and reducing emissions in California through quality project design © 2011 Rupinder Jawanda.
Jibby, Brittany Diane MPPA An Assessment of the Impacts of California State University Enrollment Cuts, Fall 2009-Fall 2010 © 2011 Brittany Diane Jibby.
John, Elizabeth Mae MPPA Are The Expectations Of The Lanterman Act Being Met?: An Evaluation Of The California Department Of Developmental Services’ Performance Contracts © 2011 Elizabeth John.
Johnson, Erik Rockefeller MPPA Why Do Transportation Sales Tax Measures Succeed? © 2011 Erik Johnson.
Konecny, Kendell D. MSULD Urban Form and Home Value: A Hedonic Analysis in Sacramento, California © 2011 Kendell Konecny.
Lac, Ly MPPA The Impacts of Direct Democracy on Governance: A 50 State Comparison © 2011 Ly Lac.
Lavelle, Devin Matthew Schulz MPPA It Takes a Village: Community Impacts on School Achievement © 2011 Devin Lavelle.
Loman, Kenneth Stuart MPPA The Good Citizen Bias: Does Random-Digit Dialing Over-Include Unlikely Voters In Opinion Surveys? © 2011 Kenneth Loman.
McCarty, Kevin MPPA A Case Study on Hiram Johnson High School Operation College © 2011 Kevin McCarty.
Murray, Meegen Michelle MPPA Cargo on the Move: Options for Infrastructure and Air Quality Improvements at the San Pedro Bay Ports © 2011 Meegan Murray.
Myers, Haley A. C. MPPA A Formative Evaluation Of Sacramento State’s Leadership Initiative Program Design © 2011 Haley Myers.
Oriol, Kristy MPPA Youth Smoking In California A Conflict Assessment For Collaboration © 2011 Kristy Oriol.
Papailias, Eleni V. MPPA An Examination of the Correlation Between School Leaders’ Race/Ethnicity and Latino Academic Achievement in California © 2011 Eleni Papailias.
Revell, Cherise Evette MPPA School Board Training Effects on Student Achievement © 2011 Cherise Revell.
Robinson, Russell MSULD Feasibility Study For Development Of An 81-Unit Single-Family Residential Subdivision © 2011 Russell Robinson.
Schroeder, Kevin Michael MPPA Analysis of Fiscal Options Available to the Parks & Recreation Department of West Sacramento During a Period of Economic Contraction © 2011Kevin Schroeder.
Scott, Daniel Francis MPPA Medical Cannabis in the United States © 2011 Daniel Scott.
Seekatz, Scott Dominic MPPA Awakening The Sleeping Giant: California’s Public Pension System And The Effects Of Unfunded Liabilities © 2011 Scott Seekatz.
Shelton, Samuel Joseph MPPA Sustainable Streets Or More Potholes: Developing The City Of West Sacramento's Street Rehabilitation Strategy © 2011 Samuel Shelton.
Stern, Eric MPPA Can Tuition Increases Improve Student Outcomes In California Community Colleges? © 2011 Eric Stern.

2010 and before

Year Author Degree Thesis/Project Title
2010 Dickinson, Christopher J. MSULD Impediments To Infill Development: An Analysis Of Infill Implementation Policies © 2010 Christopher Dickinson.
2010 Esquivel, Ruthanna E. MPPA Explaining The Paradox Of Conservative Latinos And Their Affiliation With The Democratic Party © 2010 Ruthanna Esquivel.
2010 Livaich, Joseph William George MSULD You Say You Want a Green Revolution, But Are Costs Greater Than Its Benefits? A Case Study of 2600 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, California © 2010 Joseph Livaich.
2010 Kosla, Nicholas Steven MPPA Over A Decade Of Failure: Why Military Base Reuse At The Naval Air Station, Alameda (Alameda Point) Has Been Unsuccessful © 2010 Nicholas Kosla.
2010 Martin, Pamela W. MPPA Assessing The Cost Burden On California’s Volunteer Firefighters © 2010 Pamela Martin.
2010 Mason, Charles L., Jr. MPPA Best Practices And Case Study: Senior Mobility And The City Of Oakland © 2010 Charles L. Mason, Jr.
2010 O'Connor, Sean Thomas MPPA Why Don’t They Get Licensed? Investigating Success In The California Clinical Social Worker And Marriage And Family Therapist Licensing Process © 2010 Sean O'Connor.
2010 Perez, Veronica MPPA Is The Applied Baccalaureate Degree Right For California? © 2010 Veronica Perez.
2010 Propheter, Geoffrey Francis MPPA Revenue Impact of a Sales Tax on Services © 2010 Geoffrey Propheter.
2010 Radosevich, Martin MPPA Measuring the Effectiveness of Redevelopment Laws in California © 2010 Martin Radosevich.
2010 Sheldon, Jennifer Lynn MPPA Community Gardens: Best Practices Across Urban America © 2010 Jennifer Sheldon.
2010 Torvestad, Garth Robert MSULD The Role of Sustainability in Real Estate Finance and Investments © 2010 Garth Torvestad.
2010 Vince, Scott R. MPPA Learning and Belief Change in a Collaborative Policy Subsystem: Marine Aquaculture in The United States © 2010 Scott Vince.
2010 Wong, Maria Slawson MPPA Delta Vision: Riding The Crest Of Big Ideas © 2010 Maria Wong.
2009 Alaniz, Dolores MPPA What can project management help us understand about the California case management system (CCMS) implementation in Sacramento County © 2009 Dolores Alaniz.
2009 Burkham-Greydanus, Frances Larelle MPPA Farmland Mitigation Programs: A Survey of Central Valley Local Governments © 2009 Frances Larelle Burkham-Greydanus.
2009 Cordova, Marianna M. MPPA Services for self-represented litigants: what can be done in California's appellate courts? © 2009 Marianna Cordova.
2009 Gilmore, Nathaniel MPPA A Cost Benefit Analysis Of The Nimbus Fish Passage Project © 2009 Nathaniel Gilmore.
2009 Glover, Tina MPPA Minimizing the Number of MultiplesBborn Via IVF: What Can Policymakers Do? © 2009 Tina Glover.
2009 Heitstuman, David. M. MPPA Late Again: What Factors Influence the California Legislature's Ability to Pass an On Time Budget? © 2009 David Heitstuman.
2009 Isaacs, Emily Rebecca MPPA The Future of California's Public Pension System: Riding the Retirement Wave or Wiping Out © 2009 Emily Isaacs.
2009 Kanemasu, Jon David MPPA Senate Bill 375 and the Sacramento Region: Will Transit Funding Challenges Derail Plans for Smart Growth? © 2009 Jon Kanemasu.
2009 Karkoski, Joseph MPPA A Hedonic Pricing Model Of The Effect Of The American River Parkway On Home Prices In Sacramento County, California, USA © 2009 Joseph Karkoski.
2009 Karzag, Marina MPPA Power at the Polls: Election-Day and Same-Day Voter Registration Laws and Youth Voter Turnout in U.S. Congressional Elections © 2009 Marina Karzag.
2009 Kolla, Sheila Bhagavathi MPPA Is Personality A Viable Predictor of Success in the Office of Governor? A Comparison of the Personalities of Governors Davis and Schwarzenegger © 2009 Sheila Kolla.
2009 Lamb, Rosemary MPPA A Study of the Executive Fellowship Program and Its Introduction into a Career in Public Service © 2009 Rosemary Lamb.
2009 Litzky, Katherine MPPA California State Parks: Economic Impact Of Visitor Expenditures © 2009 Katherine Litzky.
2009 McLearan, Katharyn E. MPPA Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Conservationists? Logic Model Program Design © 2009 Katharyn McLearan.
2009 Mendonsa, Becky MPPA Who Is Using The Emergency Department For Non-Urgent Care? Characteristics Of Individuals That Use Emergency Departments As A Usual Source Of Care © 2009 Becky Mendonsa.
2009 Michel, Debra Lynn MSULD Successful Side Streets in Sacramento: An Analysis of Alley Activation Projects © 2009 Debra Michel.
2009 Ossman, Greta Ruth MPPA Exploring strategic planning in the nonprofit sector: Sacramento's Ubuntu Green © 2009 Greta Ossman.
2009 Pitt, Gayle MPPA CalWORKs: an evaluation of participation reporting tools © 2009 Gayle Pitt.
2009 Rewers, Jessica MPPA Identifying The Impacts Of Light Rail Station Location On Residential Property Values In The City Of Sacramento © 2009 Jessica Rewers.
2009 Rogers, Emily MPPA Spillover Effects Of Foreclosures In Sacramento County, California © 2009 Emily Rogers.
2009 Schneider, Neil E. MPPA Rethinking prostitution enforcement at the Sacramento Police Department © 2009 Neil Schneider.
2009 Stone-Takai, Kathleen MPPA Mandating Treatment for the Mentally Ill: Why so Difficult? © 2009 Kathleen Stone-Takai.
2009 Tovmasian, Lilit MPPA Volunteering Across Aging Service Programs © 2009 Lilit Tovmasian.
2009 Walker, Tiffany A. MPPA Did the Environmental Justice Enforcement Initiative Achieve Its Goals and Correctly Apply a Collaborative Approach? © 2009 Tiffany Walker.
2008 Chang, Wendy J. MPPA Condemnation in California: Which Redevelopment Agencies Use Eminent Domain? © 2008 Wendy Chang.
2008 Keyes, Lindsay Eileen MPPA Strategic Consideration for City Annexations in California © 2008 Lindsay Keyes.
2008 McKinney, Christopher Anthony MPPA A Study of Homeless Veterans in Sacramento County © 2008 Christopher McKinney.
2008 Rios, Stephanie Ruth MPPA California Nursing Homes: Does Ownership Type Predict Differences in Care? © 2008 Stephanie Rios.
2008 Roughani, Ash MPPA Putting Political Reform in a Public Policy Context: An Analysis of the Policy Goals of Political Reform Ballot Measures in California © 2008 Ash Roughani.
2008 Springmeyer, Amy Noakes MPPA Assessing Factors that Influence Participation at Senior Congregate Nutrition Programs © 2008 Amy Springmeyer.
2007 Brewster, Danell L. MPPA Balancing Production and Integration in Inclusionary Housing Programs: A Comparative Study of Four California Cities © 2007 Danell Brewster.
2007 Ezzy, Mufaddal Taher MPPA A Qualitative Foundation: Exploring Political Engagement Among Asian Indians in California © 2007 Mufaddal Taher Ezzy.
2007 Foster, Tamar Davis MPPA Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: A Preliminary Assessment of the New California Department of Public Health © 2007 Tamar Foster.
2007 Hard, Edward James MPPA Urban Containment in the American West; An Effective or Misguided Urban Policy? © 2007 Edward Hard.
2007 Herra, Sean George MSULD Development Plan for a 99 Unit Single-Family Residential Subdivision © 2007 Sean George Herra.
2007 Minnick, Michael Alexander MPPA Differential Response In Sacramento: An Assessment Of The Pilot Program Through The Eyes Of The Support Service Providers © 2007 Michael Minnick.
2007 Scott, Catherine MPPA An Evaluation of Proposals to Reduce the Number of Illinois’ Uninsured © 2007 Catherine Scott.
2007 Taylor, Lesley Jane MPPA Predicting Academic Achievement by the Physical Condition of Facilities in California's Schools © 2007 Lesley Jane Taylor.
2006 Cavner, Keri Thomas  MPPA Criteria for Assessing Effective Health Care Delivery to California's Underinsured © 2006 Keri Thomas.
2005 Brown, Caylyn Suzanne MPPA A Case Study of the Williamson Act in Tehama County © 2005 Caylyn Brown.
2005 Cole III, Walden Laurence MPPA Building A Box Around Growth: Policy Options for Managing California's Urban Growth © 2005 Walden Cole III.
2005 Cruz, Catherine  Mayann V. MPPA Reassessing the State Mandates Problem in California © 2005 Catherine Cruz.
2005 Hoggatt, Gary Lee MPPA General Education in California - Trends over the Last Thirty Years © 2005 Gary Hoggatt.
2005 Topf, Beth MPPA Livable Communities and Aging in Sacramento County: Preparing for the Changing Demographics © 2005 Beth Topf.