I successfully defended my dissertation research on Monday, April 8, and have earned my doctoral degree in Public Affairs in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs at UNLV. The title of my dissertation is “Driving Forces: Factors Affecting Police Officer Injuries in Motor Vehicle Incidents in the United States.” I am preparing an article based on this research for publication in an academic journal, and I just completed writing an Executive Summary for police chiefs who participated in the national study.
My work also centers on being a graduate research assistant for Jessica Word, Ph.D., the primary investigator on a nonprofit economic impact project report for the Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West. We work together downtown in the Nonprofit, Community, and Leadership Initiative‘s offices at the City of Las Vegas’ historic Fifth Street School.
I taught public administration courses (risk, ethics, and public personnel administration) as a graduate assistant in the School of Environmental and Public Affairs from 2008 until fall 2012 when I began my research position.
Thinking about going back to school? It’s never too late.
“The aim of education should be to teach us
how to think, rather than what to think.”
- James Beattie
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