Research Honor Roll

Student Research Accomplishments / Honor Roll

These students achieved state-wide recognition and honors for the research and data analysis projects they conducted in the MPA program.    We are recognizing these accomplishments by creating a Research Honor Roll;  they are the first honorees.

Chris Rosenlund
Christopher Rosenlund, State-wide 1st Place Winner, 2011, CSU Research Competition


  • 2011 .  Christopher Rosenlund.  1st Place, State-wide /  1st Place, SF State Level.  Business / Economics & Public Administration area.  CSU State-wide Research Competition. “Examining Possible Effects of Telework Upon Career Advancement”
  • 2010.   Douglas Cook.    1st Place, SFSU Level. Business / Economics & Public Administration area.  CSU Research Competition. “Nonprofit Accountability & Transparency: A Look at the Efficacy of California’s Nonprofit Integrity Act (SB1262)”
  • 2009.   Eduardo Blount.  2nd Place, State-wide / 1st Place SF State Level.  Behavioral and Social Sciences area.  CSU State-wide Research Competition.  “Three-Strikes: Has the Popular Sentencing Law Increased the Homicide Rate?”
  • 2004.   Emily Drennen.  1st Place, State-wide / 1st Place SF State Level.  Behavioral and Social Sciences area. CSU State-wide Research Competition.Economic Effects of Traffic Calming on Urban Small Businesses”


July – August 2011 Student, Alumni, Staff and Faculty Activities

  • Professor Sheldon Gen’s Spring 2011 PA 776: Environmental Policy class participated with the Wikipedia Foundation on a project designed to improve public policy knowledge on the Wikipedia website.   Highlighted in California Watch‘s article  titled, “Once scorned Wikipedia now embraced in school”, Dr. Gen was quoted as saying that “his graduate students chose topics ranging from Mendocino County’s ban on genetically modified organisms to recent amendments to the Clean Air Act”.
  • Garrett Dunwoody (MPA, 2010) has a new position as a “relationship manager supporting the San Mateo County Human Services Agency and the Department of Housing“.  He is also teaching Geographic Information Systems classes for SF State’s GIS Certificate program.
  • A current student, Sarah McGuire, is now working for the Salvation Army as a General Program Assistant.
  • Another current student, Kristina Stangl, has moved from working at a law office to a new job as a Case Management Analyst with the United States Courts.
  • After working as an intern with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Adam Crenshaw (MPA, 2011) entered a new position as the Transportation Investment Program Manager with the same agency– and then received his MPA  one month later.
  • David Bergman (MPA, 2007) moved to New York City and has opened a business as a certified mediator and consultant. David was certified as a mediator by the San Francisco Bar in 2010.
  • Another 2007 graduate, Holly Dalton (MPA, 2007) is now Associate Director of Recruitment for the College of Business at Saint Mary’s College of California .
  • Nancy Gilbert (MPA, 2004) and one of our many Presidential Management Fellows, is now Program Manager, Office of Small Business Development Centers at the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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