Ph.D.

Meet the Doctoral Candidates

Levin College Ph.D. Program

Our Ph.D. students study a variety of aspects of urban life. Their coursework and original research at The Levin College of Urban Affairs prepares them to research, teach, and practice reflectively in positions related to urban studies and public affairs, in universities and public policy organizations. Meet some of our current Ph.D. candidates who are in the process of completing their dissertations and degrees.

Albert A. Bragg, Jr.
Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Studies and Public Affairs
Specialization: Urban Studies/Public Affairs (Policy)
Research Interests: Various aspects of sustainability, particularly as it relates to low to moderate income housing. Also, interested in research pertaining to policies, which would make the safety forces more efficient and effective. 

Daniel Dunchack
Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Studies and Public Affairs
Specialization: Urban Studies and Public Administration
Research Interests: Whistle-Blowing, Public Finance, Intersex in Public Policy, Collaboration in Producing Public Value, Ethics, and Mixed-Methods Methodology.

Hannah Lebovits
Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Studies and Public Affairs
Specialization: Urban Studies/Public Administration
Research Interests: Applying a social equity lens to local, metropolitan 
and state-level governance; Systems of urban governance and local public 
institution; Qualitative and mixed-methods.

Marcelyn Saxton
Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Studies and Public Affairs
Specialization: Public Administration and Communication
Research Interests: Various aspects of online education instruction and equity in postsecondary education. Also, interested in research pertaining to organizational behavior, professional transition and perceptions of faculty members.