SPAA M.P.A. Project Paper Titles

M.P.A. project papers (2005 to current)

Abu Baker, Mohd Syaifulrizal (2015). "Technological tools in fostering community participation and engagement in elementary schools in Southwest Michigan."

Adair, Erin (2011). "Michigan's 2008 renewable portfolio standards legislation: A case study of clean water action."

Adatsi, George (2006). "Nursing shortage and mentoring."

Akbulut, Alev (2006). "Gap in earnings based on gender."

Alexander, Allison (2008). "Who's in the audience, what's on the stage, and I don't know why the house isn't full."

Ali, Israil (2006). "Investigating African American retention at Western Michigan University: A design for change."

Alrebeh, Mariam (2011). "Comparison between health information technology in New Zealand and the United States."

Amanda, Ri'Chard (2012). "Why do people volunteer? Altruism scale in nonprofit organizations."

Anderle, Melanie (2016). "Healthcare disparities for the disabled: A nation-wide analysis."

Anderson, Adwoa (2016). "Mental health awareness among African American college students: An analysis and recommendation."

Anderson, Ondreya (2017). "Social impact bonds for spinal manipulation as a primary intervention for chronic low back pain: A feasibility study."

Anderson, Seth (2014). "Utilization of medication therapy management services in a pharmacy setting."

Anter, Erin M. (2006). "Embracing mission, vision, and board development: Shaping a successful future for the Youth Development Corporation."

Anthony, Sarah E. (2012). "Examining post-affirmative action diversity efforts at Michigan's flagship universities."

Archambault, Kimberly (2005). "The impact of the Family Medical Leave Act on the district court system in Michigan."

Arneberg, Jonathan D. (2012). "A content analysis of privacy and security policies on local e-government websites in Michigan."

Arvizu, Michel (2007). "Mandatory electronic child support payments: Should Michigan require employers to remit electronically?"

Atkinson, Julie (2006). "Exploring the feasibility of starting a vascular sonography program at Lansing Community College."

Austin, Jessica J.E. (2010). "Shelter from the storm: Companion animal emergency planning in nine states."

Avant, Mitchell (2014). "The relationship between diversity management and performance management."

Awgu, Ezechukwu M. (2006). "Factors that influence life expectancy in the United States between the period (1990-2003)."

Baarson, Gerrie (2005). "The strategic plan proposal for the re-development of the Cancer Care Center."

Bailey, D'Angelo (2009). "How will the Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative reduce the rate of recidivism in Michigan?"

Ball, Alicia (2011). "Growth of e-government in local government units: An analysis of tools available to develop and maintain Kalamazoo county government's web services."

Barikdar, Alfred (2010). "Cost benefit of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS): A meta-analysis."

Barner, Leslie N. (2006). "Intergovernmental cooperation for 9-1-1 services."

Barney, Elizabeth (2007). "The relationship of x-ray turn-around times with Pneumonia patient outcomes at Bronson Methodist Hospital."

Barron, Brad (2011). "Leadership in healthcare: Evaluating management participation in high-impact learning on associate engagement."

Barron, Vicki (2009). "The prospect of light rail transit and its contribution to downtown revitalization: A comparison study on the cities of Detroit and Cleveland"

Bartley, Daniel T. (2009). "Federal delivery of routine building maintenance: A study of the differences between the public and private sectors."

Beach, Jacob Allen (2018). "Building nonprofit leaders: A look at leadership development in nonprofit organizations".

Beachnau, Kevin P. (2006). "An assessment of the uninsured In Michigan".

Bean, Terrance M. (2016). "Evaluating health equity and social justice at the Ingham County Health Department."

Beck, Kelly A. (2008). "Michigan State University football: A study of the impact on tailgate policy changes instituted in 2005."

Bennett, Michael J. (2018). "Evaluation and quality improvement of the intentional rounding program."

Benson, Vita (2011). "Funding's effects on local health departments' staffing, programming, and functioning."

Bishop, Kimberley (2014). "Understanding African American infant mortality: A critical health disparity in our nation and our state."

Black, Alison (2010). "Consulting the policy: Do Federal guidelines promote successful tribal consultation?"

Blocker, James A. (2008). "Police and fire consolidation: Will it work for Battle Creek, Michigan?"

Blue, John (2007). "Performance and measurement criteria for police investigation units: An approach for the Portage Police Department."

Bohl, Melissa (2009). "Michigan healthy eating and physical activity plan: Healthcare objective #5 interventions."

Bolt, Christopher J. (2013). "Revenue challenges, options, and strategies for Michigan's County Road Commissions: An examination of policy effectiveness as administered by two agencies." **Best Project Paper**

Bond, Janet M. (2007). "An analysis of the potential implications of recently passed statutes imposing lifetime time limits in Michigan for the receipt of welfare cash assistance."

Borg, Christian (2009). "Using community needs assessments to influence organizational change: A strategic perspective."

Bosco, Matthew M. (2007). "Macroeconomic evaluation of institutional healthcare financing under optimal utility procurement drivers."

Boucher, Brody (2009). "The effects of alternative work schedules on uniform patrol activity in the Michigan State Police 2009."

Bouwens, Nicole (2015). "The impact of increasing the corrections budget on lowering the recidivism rate."

Bowen, Jonathan S. (2015). "Scanning into the future."

Bower, Laura (2005). "An analysis of services provided to first year Michigan Main Street communities."

Braddock, Candice (2013). "An examination of federal cabinet-level department's e-recruitment practices for women and racial/ethnic minorities."

Brandt, Anna D. (2015). "Community food security in Kalamazoo, Michigan: An assessment of the access barriers to community food program outreach initiatives."

Branneman, Lauren (2011). "Responsiveness and partisan bias in electoral systems: A comparative analysis of legislative and bipartisan redistricting commissions."

Brooks, Carleton L. (2012). "Measuring test performance of charter schools and public schools in two cities in Michigan."

Buchanan, Cherise I. J. (2013). "A different way of learning alternative education high school programs."

Bucholz, Thomas J. (2010). "Public expectation of government during crisis events: How does crisis impact public confidence in government service?"

Buffenbarger, Jonathan W. (2009). "A graduated income tax: Raising state revenues."

Buford, Montrell (2005). "Fostering independence: A proposal independent living services to foster youth in Kalamazoo County Michigan."

Burke, Brittany (2018). "Reporting non-debilitating, physical injuries in U.S. military members."

Burke, Leandra (2014). "Has health care value at the end of life improved at Borgess Health since the Affordable Care Act?"

Caesar, Lloyd (2009). "A tale of two cities: Analysis of factors related to the success and failure of proportional representation in two US cities."

Campion, Sharon L. (2014). "How student insurance has been affected and what the future holds."

Cardona, Jose A. (2018). "The impact of privatization on the education in the US."

Carroll, Jeffrey M. (2014). "Kalamazoo Gastroenterology patients' and providers' perceptions of quality." **Best Project Paper**

Carroll, Sarah (2015). "Fundraising strategies by small scale nonprofits in Barry, Calhoun, and Kalamazoo counties to reach individual donors."

Case, Tammie (2009). "Barriers to access and adherence to mental health treatment."

Cassidy, Jeffery A. (2016). "Barriers veterans face when attempting to access mental health care."

Cervin, Faith M. (2015). "Motivation of future nonprofit leaders: Applying the nonprofit public service motivation model to nonprofit students."

Chamberlin, Allisa B. (2014). "Patient age related to patient satisfaction: An analysis of three Michigan hospitals."

Chandler, Thom (2014). "Mid-Michigan inter-county poverty analysis: 2008-2013."

Chapman, Margery (2005). "Employee turnover: Nursing assistants in skilled nursing facilities."

Chapman, Sean (2017). "Low income housing tax credits and the impact on adjacent property values in Ingham Co."

Chau, Kevin N. (2010). "Hospital preparedness program: A comparative analysis on rural and urban regionalization."

Chavez, Elsie (2013). "Public policy administration: Drug-related crimes, incarceration, and public policy."

Cheng, May H. (2012). "Exploring diversity initiatives on predominantly white college campuses: Calvin College's strive for diversity."

Cheng, Yueh-Wen (2008). "Advertising in the nonprofit arts organization of Kalamazoo, Michigan area."

Cieciek, Linda (2012). "Barriers to performance measurements in Metro Detroit nonprofits."

Clairmont, Nicole J. (2008). "Centralized credentialing: A proposal for the State of Michigan."

Clark, Mathew (2005). "Healing the uninsured: A national healthcare proposal."

Clarke, Mary E. (2015). "Ethical considerations of willed body and donor programs in medical education."

Clay, Troland V. (2013). "Contemplation of tribal economic development: A framework for thriving tribal economies."

Clemons, Tiana (2016). "State level cost-control for Medicare: A comparative analysis."

Clock, Angela M. (2015). "The great recession and nonprofit fundraising: Effects on fundraising in Ingham county nonprofit organizations."

Cole, Maria D. (2015). "Key factors that lead patients to visit urgent care centers: A comparison of public views."

Coleman, Ciara D. (2015). "From policy to practice: Examining benefits and policies that support pregnant and lactating women." **Best Project Paper**

Collard, Geoffrey (2012). "Consolidating police and fire operation: Comparative case study of Kalamazoo, MI, and Grand Rapids, MI."

Collier, Deborah (2006). "Remediation and treatment of substance abuse in the nursing profession."

Colligan, Paul (2012). "Social networking and healthcare adoption in a medical office."

Collins, Callie C. (2006). "Family reunification in the child welfare system."

Collins, Christian (2012). "The impact of mentors on high school dropout rates."

Collins, Jason (2013). "The impact of Western Michigan University School of Medicine on health services in Southwest Michigan."

Congleton, Melissa A. (2006). "Factors associated with a police officer's use of force at the Michigan State University Police Department."

Conrad, Katie (2014). "Primary care physician shortage in Kalamazoo: How is Bronson Healthcare Group addressing the issue."

Cook, Mark A. (2006). "A framework for discussion of regulatory reform in Michigan's individual health insurance market."

Cook, Nicole A. (2015). "College success: Comparative case study of the Federal Pell Grant and TRiO programs on college retention and graduation rates at Western Michigan University."

Coss, Elizabeth (2010). "Patient's journeys and disparities in Calhoun County breast cancer care: Early breast cancer detection increases life spans."

Coss, James C. (2009). "Municipal internet privacy policies."

Costanza, Tamara J. (2007). "Import factors effecting cancer research funding in the United States."

Cretsinger, Marye (2018). "Women, alcoholism, and AA: The effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous on women in Kalamazoo county."

Crossley, Samantha Josephine (2018). "The rise and decline of infant mortality."

Crump, Melodia (2011). "Mandatory influenza vaccination policies for health care workers." **Best Project Paper**

Cummins, Sarah B. M. (2015). "Evaluating harvest success and effort for Michigan deer hunters with disabilities: 2008-2014."

Curtis, Christine (2005). "Moving from principle to practice: Incorporating the principles of risk and need into residential placement under Public Act 511."

Cyzman, Ryan (2017). "Michigan and Missouri rural hospital closures: Policy impact of the ACA and house-passed AHCA."

Daugherty, Christine (2005). "The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians direct on-site clinical services business plan."

Davis, Cristel (2005). "What is the future for Michigan public administrators?"

Davis, Jessica (2005). "Integrated education: A process evaluation of a Sherman Lake Program."

Davis, Sarah M. (2012). "Saving man's best friend: The motivations and experiences of volunteers in a Mid-Michigan dog rescue organization." **Best Project Paper**

Dawson, Barbara E. (2016). "IT governance mechanisms contribution to overall effectiveness of IT governance: A meta-analysis."

De La Cruz Perez, Alan N. (2015). "Case study regarding the impact of human development on the economic growth in Dominican Republic."

De La Rosa Graciano, Jesus (2010). "Consolidation of police services in small cities: A case study of the city of Walker, Grandville and Kentwood, Michigan."

De Los Santos Valenzuela, Yocibel (2012). "Citizen participation in the city of Kalamazoo."

Dearing, Theodore (2007). "Doing more for less: Is cross-sector collaboration in the public sector cost effective?"

DeFrain, Elisha (2017). "Evaluation of nonmotarized spending by local agencies and transportation equity in Michigan communities."

Dehaven, Susan L. (2005). "Home-based palliative care: Establishing and funding and end-of-life option within a nonprofit independent Hospice program for Hospice of Lansing."

DeHollander, Susan (2005). "Is there a relationship between place of residence and asthma occurrence in children? Proposal for an asthma intervention program."

Delgado, Vincent P. (2013). "Shades of purple: Identity and human service nonprofit leadership succession in Ingham County, Michigan."

DeRose, Michael (2010). "Meeting expectations? A case study of Michigan’s performance management program."

Deswal, Shivender S. (2007). "Effects of the new Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Medicare in a skilled nursing facility."

DeVon Moss, Debra (2010). "Michigan prisoner re-entry initiative: Is it successful at reducing cost and recidivism?"

Diaz, Keila (2010). "Adapting e-government in developing countries: A case study of Chile and the Dominican Republic."

Diorka, Sandra (2008). "Public awareness of Dehli Charter Township storm water public education activities."

Dipre, Rafael (2012). "Public funding of baseball stadiums: An analysis of the financial viability of using municipal bonds for construction of new MLB stadiums."

Dix, Marcy (2017). "Best practices for Brownfield redevelopment in small-to-medium Michigan cities."

Dobbs, Javon (2016). "Basic education and beyond: The role of NGOS in educational access and preparation."

Donnelly, Joseph (2012). "An examination of the impact of the 2008 Amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act on the number of employment charge resolutions."  **Best Project Paper**

Dotson, R. Tyler (2013). "An evaluation of smart growth principles, implementation, and community development in West Michigan."

Doubleday, Stacy (2014). "Programs for expectant mothers in Calhoun County, Michigan."

Dowker, Joann M. (2015). "Use of public-private partnerships in the energy efficiency industry in Michigan."

Drake, Candice (2007). "The glass ceiling barrier: Does it exist among African American female professors at historically black colleges and universities?"

Drake, Caroline (2014). "A comparative study on board training and education in small and large nonprofit organizations."

Drake, Christina M. (2009). "Safety of children in licensed childcare family homes in relation to residences of convicted sex offenders."

Drake, Matthew L. (2006). "Policy options for the coming physician shortage."

Dubois, Charlene L. (2005). "The impact of regulatory barriers on salaries of registered dieticians."

DuPuis, Julie (2013). "Michigan's risk adjustment scores: How stable are they?"

Dutcher, Gregory A. (2007). "Preparedness levels of Calhoun County, MI First Responders: The impact of Federal grants and training."

Eagle, Mark A. (2018). "Decades of the Randoph-Sheppard program"

Eaton, Tammy M. (2008). "How do private colleges retain students?"

Eddy, Carol (2005). "Sindecuse Health Center: A mental health triage unit proposal."

Edlefson, Aaron (2016). "Calhoun County veterans affairs strategic plans: A review for future success."

Edmonds Jr., Lawrence E. (2007). “Distant learning.”

Eggen, Chad M. (2010). "Fiscal slack and its impact on local government budgets in Missouri."

Eguchi, Tomoyuki (2013). "The examination of the effectiveness of P.A. 198 Tax Abatement Policy in the city of Kalamazoo."

Ergang, Bryan (2013). "The implementation and administration of a standardized in-house training curriculum for police officers at a small police agency."

Ernstes, Scott (2006). "Paintball gun crime: A legislative proposal to help control the problem."

Esman, Paul (2010). "Self-determination costs and service satisfaction outcomes in developmentally disabled adults."

Essenmacher, Patrick (2010). "The rise of low-profit companies: Comparative social enterprise movements."

Evans, Nicholas (2012). "Wealth and participation in Michigan's energy optimization programs."

Everett III, Richard M. (2010). "Michigan charter townships’ supervisor statutory duties: A comparison between elected supervisors and appointed superintendents."

Everhart, Karen (2007). "Designing a comprehensive staff retention plan for Green Acres."

Every, Kellie (2014). "The Texas top 10 percent rule: An in depth look at House Bill 588 and academic outcomes in Texas public universities."

Faison, Lenyorsita M. (2013). “Student debt in higher education: Will the Obama administration proposal reduce student debt burden?”

Fall, Lisa (2016). “The nursing shortage in the United States: Its causes and possible solutions.”

Fancher, Roland C. (2006). “The impact of staffing, income and population on child support collections in Michigan.”

Farley, Amanda (2014). “Obesity reduction experiences in Berrien County Michigan: A case study of current practices challenges and recommendations.”

Farmer, Mary L. (2009). "It's your life: Determining the effectiveness of the Jackson County Employee Wellness Plan with regards to changing employee behavior.”

Farrand, Mary (2006). “An evaluation of the social and emotional components of the Capital Area Community Services, Inc., Head Start and Early Childhood program.”

Fassett, Stacey (2017). “Referral process and know barriers for assistant payment workers in referring WIC eligible clients to local WIC agencies.”

Fedders, Carl (2013). “Michigan's renewable energy portfolio standard: A study of the economic impacts.”

Fedewa, Stacey K. (2014). “Purchase of development rights program: A comparative analysis of six Michigan communities.”

Ferland, Michael (2006). “Michigan senate capitol building safety and security technology enhancements homeland security grant proposal.”

Ferrall, Douglas (2016). “Donor and sponsorship fatigue: How they impact business and nonprofit relationships.”

Fiedorowicz, Michael J. (2017). “Small cultural nonprofit organizations and board oversight.”

Fitzgerald, Christi (2008). “Recruitment of physicians to rural areas.”

Flores Usero, Rafael A. (2012). “What effects do performance dashboards have on local policy?”

Flowers, Suzann M. (2007). “Does an urban growth boundary help protect environmental features from the impacts of urban sprawl? A study of Portland, Oregon.”

Forest, Megyn N. (2018). “The cost of turnover: How teacher turnover affects student outcomes of head start programs in Michigan.”

Fortney, Mary K. (2014). “Impacts of the 2014 GED in Southwest Michigan and strategies for preparing and accommodating students with cognitive and learning disabilities.”

Frenger, Gregory J. (2008). “What does the Meridian Township Police Department need to meet future goals and to respond to crime?”

Galardi, Joseph A. (2013). “Return on investment for the TPL Electronic Database.”

Ganum, Juan E. (2007). “Contemplating the consequences of consolidation: A townshipless Michigan.”

Garner-Lawson, Donna (2008). “Incivility: Does it lead to violence?”

Gast, Shawn (2007). “Analysis of renaissance zones in Berrien County, Michigan.”

Gates, Kristie (2005). “How to successfully brief congress: A public relations plan to inform public officials.”

Geers, Ryan (2008). “Defense logistics information service culture/climate survey analysis and recommendations.”

Germann, Susan (2010). “Are community mental health services effective for women with alcohol-related disorders? A case study of the Pines Behavioral Health Services in Michigan.”

Gibbs, Thelen (2005). “Analysis of the Michigan Department of Transportation Federal Equal Opportunity Contract Compliance Program.”

Gibril, Mohamed (2015). “The impact of GDP on refugees resettlement decision in the European Union.”

Gibson, Daniel S. (2012). “Analyzing in-home care funding component of Michigan's child care fund.”

Gies, Jennie (2015). “Tax increment financing programs and local governments' bottom line.”

Gifford-Zeigler, Amy (2010). “Generations X and Y building the future: A study of Michigan community foundations.”

Gill, Ivy A. (2008). “Relationship between socio-economic statuses and voters and non-voters in Benton Harbor, Michigan.”

Grabemeyer, Andrea (2017). “Sector based initiative in Illinois under WIA and under WIOA.”

Gram, Joanne (2006). “Online vehicle sales by licensed Michigan dealers: Regulation and related issues.”

Green, Dan (2007). “Per capita payments and their social impacts.”

Green, Kellie (2005). “Choco-Atrato-San Juan River authority: An exploratory study.”

Greenlee, Michelle M. (2009). “Reducing criminal recidivism and violence Kalamazoo County Mental Health Court.”

Griffin, Tracy (2008). “Did the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 create barriers that affect accessibility to Medicaid for United States citizens who reside in Michigan?”

Grover, Rachael A. (2013). "Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 in Kalamazoo and Lansing, Michigan.”

Guillen Hernandez, Luis (2011) “Understanding the impact of nursing shortages in the United States healthcare system.”

Guy, Daniel (2009). “Teacher compensation: Is it time for change?”

Habtezgi, Aster S. (2012). “Evaluation of educational programs on teen pregnancy project: Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids, Michigan.”

Hall, Nicole M. (2012). “Programs available in Calhoun County that support pregnant and parenting teens continue their education.”

Hampton, Krista (2018). “Food insecurity and pediatric obesity in Kalamazoo.”

Harper, Don (2013). “Not guilty by reasons of insanity acquitees: Recidivism rates and trends in Wayne County.”

Harper, Donald W. (2014). “Benefits of consolidating the last of Michigan's municipal courts.”

Harrison, Doreen (2010). “A responsive evaluation of a domestic violence rapid re-housing program.”

Hashmi, Aamir (2005). “Relationship between stress and job performance in Australian universities.”

Hassan, Ihab (2011). “Obesity in Ingham County: The determining factor and proposed solutions.”

Hassett, Timothy J. (2014). “Does satisfaction with pay differ based on age, gender or veteran status in the federal workforce?”

Hastings, Michelle L. (2013). “Membership recruitment and retention: Administrative Professionals Association and the Professional Support Staff Organization at WMU.”

Hathaway, Paige (2010). “Childhood obesity and the health of society: Sustainable lifestyle changes for American families in Michigan.”

Haynes, Kevin B. (2018). “Evaluation of online health education: International student perspectives on alcohol education.”

Hefty, Nicholas J. (2017). “Pride program evaluation: Congruence of implementation with recommended best practice and program operating modality.”

Henrich, Patricia L. (2007). “A legislative proposal prohibiting the use of "non-wood" baseball bats in the playing of baseball and or softball in competitive or league baseball or softball games.”

Hensley, James (2010). “Wisconsin chiefs of police perceptions of Tasers.”

Herman-Wilmarth, Jessica (2014). “Hospital philanthropy effectiveness: A comparative case study of two Midwestern hospital foundations.”

Hershberger, Scott (2010). “Measuring service quality within a department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Information Technology Department.” **Best Project Paper**

Hertz, Shannon (2014). “The effectiveness of the Michigan Works! program within West Michigan: Findings and recommendations to increase program effectiveness.”

Heydlauff, Mark L. (2010). “Term limits and partnership in the Michigan Legislature.” **Best Project Paper**

Hickmon, Philip (2006). “A Diversity Management Initiative (DMI): What works? What doesn't? When? How? Why? An analysis of a Community Mental Health Service Provider (CMHSP) Diversity Council.”

Higgins, Doris W. (2008). “Corporate volunteerism and the volunteer center connection: Bringing corporations and nonprofits together to benefit communities.”

Hill, Brooke D. (2016). “A comparison/contrast of nonprofit and private organizations motivational practices and how these effect the agencies staff morale, productivity and retention.”

Hill, Brycia (2011). “Factors contributing to HIV/AIDS in African Americans in Michigan: Kent, Oakland, and Wayne Counties.”

Hill, Heather L. (2012). “Medicaid and Medicare dual-eligible: Disparity in service utilization for individuals with developmental disabilities?”

Hill, Shannon (2014). “An evaluation of Big Brothers Big Sisters: A community of caring's volunteer recruitment program using the functionalist theory of motivation.”

Hillman, Jeffrey Allen (2017). “Food sovereignty: A grassroots effort for food independence.”

Hines, Trent (2008). “What can be done to improve non-motorized connectivity between Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College to the downtown Kalamazoo area?”

Hirose, Maki (2009). “Organizational conditions to produce efficient use of software: Use of information management software within councils for international visitors.”

Hissong, James N. (2015). “On our own: An analysis of the impact of poverty on school accountability measures.”

Hodgkinson, Michael E. (2013). “Programs to assist United States military veteran education at Western Michigan University and their impact on enrollment.”

Hoffman, Frederick (2006). “Cronyism and federal agency efficiency.”

Hoffman, Mark A. (2007). “Asylum Lake Preserve and Colony Farm Orchard (Kalamazoo County, Michigan): The history, legislative intent, and analysis of their conveyances from the Michigan Department of Mental Health to Western Michigan University.”

Hollis Jr., James L. (2013). “Unemployment rates of the male population are influenced beyond economic shortfalls; geographical regions play an integral role in the system.”

Hopkins, Jody (2005). “Waiving juveniles to adult criminal courts: An analysis of the impacts on recidivism rates and correctional facility population.”

Hornev, Michael (2016). “Veterans communication: The battle for good intelligence.”

Horng, Ivy (2011). “A case study of the implementation of electronic medical records in home care and hospice settings.”

Hoyt, James E. (2018). “Pros & cons of decriminalizing marijuana: How this has impacted state & federal law enforce enforcement.”

Hsu, Jennifer C. (2016). “A phenomenological study investigating the influence of United Way funding on nonprofit leaders' motivations to collaborate.” **Best Project Paper**

Hubbard, Kimberly S. (2013). “The impact of radiation safety education and other factors on the over utilization of high ionizing advanced medical imaging procedure.”

Hudson, Patrick (2007). “Government intervention in the energy efficient home marketplace.”

Hummel, Lawrence (2005). “Proposal for the implementation of an operational review of performance at the Van Buren County Road Commission: What is working and what isn't.”

Hundt, Joshua E. (2011). “Case study analysis of competitive economic development organization structures and strategies in statewide economic development organizations.”

Hutt, Mallory A. (2012). “Diversity at the University of Michigan.”

Hyne, Esther T. (2015). “Process improvement within healthcare and how does it affect patient centered care.”

Ilori, Adetunji (2010). “Effectiveness of fall prevention technology on patient falls in the nursing home setting.”

Ismail, Kamarul A. (2012). “City of Kalamazoo bid protest management: The squeaky wheel gets the grease?" **Best Project Paper**

Ives, Krista (2005). “Van Buren County and the need for a juvenile drug court program.”

Jach, Heather (2006). “Interventional youth programs: The answer to juvenile crime in the vine neighborhood?”

Jackson, Jeremy S. (2012). “An examination of the transitional process of integrating the disabled population into residential society.”

Jackson, Tiffany C. (2012). “Are schools making a deal with the devil? An evaluation of vending machines in Kalamazoo County Schools.”

Jasiak, Elizabeth (2012). “Affirmative action and Michigan's public universities: A study of the effectiveness of Affirmative Action Policies.”

Jayanthi, Meenakshi (2012). “Do provider efforts to increase trust levels aid in decreasing privacy concerns among students.”

Jenkins, Amber (2011). “A case study investigating similarities and differences in elderly driving behavior in two Mid-Western states.”

John, Katie (2015). “Is public funding for Michigan's public universities equitable?”

Johnson, Andrew (2018). “Evaluating emergency assistance at South County Community Services.”

Johnson, Camilla (2006). “Proposal for program modification addressing retention of African American males in general equivalency development training: A decision making module.”

Johnson, Dichondra (2014). “Cultural placemaking and talent retention: Strategies to retain and attract college-degreed citizens in Michigan.”

Johnson, Sharene (2011). “Public policy and private rental market perceptions affect on housing voucher neighborhood choices.”

Johnson, Terra L. (2013). “Michigan Department of Civil Rights Complaints: Handling processes, procedures, and charge trends.”

Johnson, Timothy (2005). “Restructuring Michigan's Sales Tax policy.”

Jordan, Robert (2009). “Planting the seeds of community development: Implementing community gardens to remediate blighted buildings and foster social capital in low-income, urban communities.”

Jordan, Turea (2005). “Doing the right thing: Employees' perceptions of training and development program delivery at Western Michigan University.”

Jorkasky, Jason (2005). “Michigan Medicaid managed care and its relationship with blood lead testing rates.”

Joshi, Sarah O. (2013). “The effect of training on poll worker error rates in the city of Kalamazoo.”

Juarez, Courtney (2018). “Physician assistants and the opioid crisis.”

Kaituko, Geoffrey (2006). “Policy recommendations towards improvement in service delivery and fiscal accountability with local authorities transfer fund in Lodwar Municipal Council (Kenya).”

Kata, Amy (2005). “Contraceptive coverage in employee health plans at higher education institutions in Michigan.”

Keilen, Joanne M. (2006). “Risk of recidivism: A study of services provided at Kalamazoo community mental health and substance use services.”

Kellogg, Ava M. (2014). “Weapons in schools: Active shooter emergency preparedness in Kalamazoo County Public Schools.”

Kelsey, Douglas C. (2012). “A comparative analysis of nonprofit governance models policy governance versus knowledge governance.”

Kennedy, Katherine A. (2006). “The shortage of registered nurses in the United States: An integrative review of the literature, 2002-2005.”

Kenney, Christina (2009). “Michigan prisoner reentry initiative: Effectiveness at reducing recidivism.”

Keough, Robert (2009). “Does the Michigan prisoner reentry initiative reduce the rate of recidivism?”

Kevil, Breanna (2018). "Hidden consequences of childhood trauma."

Keyton, Kristopher C. (2006). “Budget cuts and the East Lansing School District.”

Khim, Christina (2018). “Immigrant and refugee success in the United States: A case of Burmese residents in Battle Creek, Michigan.”

Kihn, Pamela (2006). “A school district's human resource function.”

King, LaTonya (2016). “Comparing patient satisfaction and quality care across Medicare reimbursed hospitals.”

Kirkendall, Cinzia (2006). “An introductory exploration of the effects of an ageing workforce on organizations: A corporate strategy on how to retain valuable knowledge at the defense logistics information service.”

Klauka, Linda (2005). “Implementation of a municipal option sales tax: A local solution.”

Kmetz, Teresa (2009). “Investigation of customer relationship management In United Ways: A comparative study.”

Knowles, Haylee J. (2018). "Assessing grit among past WMU students."

Koller, Amanda (2016). “The use of patient satisfaction as a reliable indicator of determining health quality.”

Konjoh, Konjoh B. (2016). “Speculated Malaria sensitization strategies for uneducated individuals, pregnant women, and children under the age of five years in Cameroon.”

Kopp, Jeremy (2006). “Evaluation of Lansing teen court.”

Kreft, Matthew R. (2010). “Domestic violence courts and specialized approaches: Evaluating effectiveness and recidivism rates in a Mid-Michigan community.”

Krombeen, Michael (2017). “An evaluation of non-emergency medical transportation pilot in Midland Gladwin and Clare counties.”

Kuehn, April A. (2014). “Developing an evaluation model for non-revenue generating programs within a physician hospital organization.”

Kuk, Andrew (2008). “An evaluation and analysis of small local government websites and factors impacting their composition and sophistication.”

Kuncaitis, Stephen (2009). “State legislation promoting health savings accounts: Analysis of effects on average premiums.”

Kyser, Valaree (2016). “Health care disparities: The road to equity.”

LaBaren-Root, Elizabeth (2007). “An employee wellness program needs assessment for a Midwest community college.”

Lacina, Holly (2011). “Effects of youth participation in the Michigan State University extension 4-H explorations days pre-college program on the development of life skills.”

Lafata, Tracie J. (2006). “A proposal for the development of a customer satisfaction survey for the Michigan Disability Determination Service.”

LaFeve, Emily (2011). “Caring for caregivers.”

LaFountain, Sarah (2015). “A comparative analysis of skill levels in the public sector and how each skill is measured by human resources in the recruiting and hiring process.”

Lagalo, Aubrey (2007). “Analysis of a pre-employment survey in relation to employee turnover in a health care system.”

LaGrow, Cynthia M. (2008). “The consolidation of the city and township of Watervliet: An answer to our local economic problem.”

Lake, Erica (2008). “What communication pathways are needed to educate healthcare system staff regarding serious adverse events and non-desirable outcomes?”

Langlois, Katlyn (2018). “The prevalence of COPD and the associated readmission rates.”

Larsen, Sara A. (2012). “Human resource management in the nonprofit sector: A strategic approach in supporting the mission.”

Lawrence, Tyler K. (2017). “The past, present, and future of renewable energy in the U.S.: Perspectives based on historical analysis methodology.”

Lechel, Matthew (2008). “Participation and development: An assortment of meme's.”

Lekovic, Sebila (2018). “A cross-sectional comparison: Discovering factors that impact breastfeeding behavior and infant mortality rate in the United States.”

Lenkart, Kevin (2017). “Efficiencies through consolidation: The Owosso Corunna police departments.”

Leppanen, Tyler (2016). “How local government structures impact organizational management.”

Lewis, Sholanna (2015). “Beyond market capacity: Understanding informal economic activity in the public administration environment.”

Lim, Apriliana (2006). “Why is there a decline in civic engagement and political participation?”

Lipinski, Eric M. (2014). “A case study on the membership retention rates and new membership growth for the YMCA of downtown Lansing.”

Lockton, Sarah E. (2013). “Canada's transportation loan policy:  Understanding the politics of refugee resettlement in Alberta.”

Logan, Adria (2016). “Discourse and action: Strategic change through organizational discourse at Indiana University Health Goshen.”

Lombard, Robert (2006). “Rails To trails: What is the problem?”

Lopez, Samuel (2014). “Vocational barriers faced by individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities in gaining and retaining employment.”

Lopez Castillo, Evelyn (2012). “Defensive Medicine: Are doctors indicating so many diagnostic studies out of necessity or just to avoid lawsuits?”

Lovett, Tanisha A. (2006). “Legislative staff orientation: The implementation of new practices for the development of a more effective legislature.”

Lowe, Jennifer M. (2013). “School anti-bullying policies: Extending them to school staff.”

Lowman, Julie (2012). “A single study of the financial viability of an academic medical center in a changing environment.”

Lussier, Keith (2018). “Acculturation strategies and needs of the URM population.”

Magers, Erin (2006). “Emergency preparedness: Are Michigan cities ready to respond.”

Magnuson, Peggy-Jo (2007). “Michigan pharmacists: A survey to identify factors affecting job satisfaction and retention.”

Mahank, Laura (2010). “Assessing cost effectiveness in a mental health managed care organization: A case from southwest Michigan.”

Maher, Michael (2012). “Safety education as a deterrent to cell phone use while driving: An attitudinal study of college students in Michigan.”

Mahoney, Ericka (2018). “Mental health expenditures and the effects on violent criminal societal outcomes.”

Malinowski, April D. (2006). “A proposal for internal control reviews for internal auditors.”

Maluchnik, David (2009). “Efforts on behalf of the Catholic Church in Michigan to defeat proposal 2: A case study evaluating differences in local efforts.”

Mantione, Michael (2013). “Merging healthcare systems in Southwest Michigan: The Bronson-Battle Creek Health System merger: Was it successful.”

Marsh-Prelesnik, Jarek (2011). “How agriculture policy effects migrant and seasonal farm labor: A case study of farm owners in the state of Michigan.”

Martin, Jackelyn (2011). “Assessing the effectiveness of Michigan 4-H advisory groups.”

Marvin, Juliette (2005). “Evaluating asthma material and revising for lower health literacy.”

Massura, Susan (2014). “The program of all-inclusive care for the elderly: Effect on pace on elderly health in Southwest Michigan.”

Masters, Amanda M. (2012). “The formation of social enterprises in the greater Lansing area: A case study of common wealth enterprises.”

Mathis Jr., Robert G. (2008). “A homelessness prevention clinic at the 10th district court: Is there a need?”

McAllister, Darla (2009). “Lean six sigma methodologies in healthcare: Its effectiveness in improving efficiency and controlling costs.”

McAllister, Dianne (2006). “Remote deposit capture: Image replacement documents.”

McBride, Mark Allen (2008). “Assessing the impact of the Kalamazoo Promise on traditionally underrepresented students in Kalamazoo Public Schools: A research design instrument.”

McBride, Sheena M. (2007). “Does family structure impact juvenile arrest rates?”

McConnell, David M. (2014). “Approaches to measuring the strength and effectiveness of succession plans in Ingham county nonprofit organizations.”

McCurdy, Waiming V. (2009). “Evaluation of the effectiveness of a home-visit based prenatal support services program in a rural Michigan county.”

McDevitt, Lauren L. (2015). “Prison Hospice programs: A cost-effective solution to end of life care under incarceration.”

McIlwee, Catherine M. (2005). “What can Berrien county learn from the Leelanau County Farmland Preservation program?”

McKay, Antoinetta (2016). “Diversity in nonprofit leadership: Overcoming barriers.” **Best Project Paper**

McKinley, Jeanaya R. (2012). “Substance abuse program evaluation: Behavioral health services program effectiveness.”

McMillian, John A. (2006). “Public union growth: Sustainable in the face of new challenges.”

McMillon-Palm, Lakisha (2015). “Hiring practices and retention of minorities in law enforcement: A comparative analysis.”

McPherson, Douglas (2005). “Educating the employer: Can employers be taught to control their own unemployment costs?”

Meissner, Brandon G. (2017). “Departmental reorganization and the potential impact on the well-being of library employees at Western Michigan University.”

Menser II, Peter D. (2012). “Assessing attitudes and perspectives of the Meridian township business community.”

Menzor, Melissa A. (2007). “An analysis of the effectiveness of the implementation of the unique item identification (UID) program.”

Meriweather, Ruby (2005). “Factors affecting treatment program development in a mental health facility serving prisoners.”

Merriam, Douglas E. (2007). “Orienting Michigan Association of Relators® political action committee trustees.”

Merritt, Michael S. (2005). “Rockefeller v. lifer: The effects of mandatory sentencing.”

Mesmer, Tyler E. (2014). “The effects of race-conscious affirmative action programs in university admissions on white students' perceptions on organizational justice.”

Messana, Jennifer L. (2007). “How well are Michigan universities communicating pandemic plans?”

Meulman, Marc (2006). “Involvement in early education: A program proposal to increase father involvement in the Kalamazoo County Head Start program.”

Middleton, Rose M. (2013). “Of value or no value: Community perceptions of value on the Cassopolis family clinic.”

Miedema, Samantha (2014). “Successful implementation of fuel up to play 60 in schools.”

Miley, Emily (2006). “Solving the respiratory therapist shortage: A study of a Michigan hospital.”

Milfort, Darselle (2015). “Religion and crime: The effectiveness of faith-based prison programs in reducing recidivism.”

Miller, Phillip (2012). “The city of Kalamazoo early retirement program: A comparative analysis of expectations, plan and outcome.”

Miller, Tracy E. (2012). “Combating alarm fatigue in critical care areas.”

Milliman, Nicole A. (2016). “Gender issues in public administration: The search for representations of women within the public administration curricula.”

Moenke, Ann (2014). “An evaluative case study of the coalition for health equity: The process and challenges of addressing health disparities on a local level.”

Monaweck, Annie M. (2011). “The impact of trade policy on foreign investment in the United States.”

Montague, Melissa A. (2010). “Physician adoption of health information technology.”

Moore, Conor (2006). “MATCH/SMARTS grant programs: An evaluation tool.”

Moore, Irene (2015). “I'm no different: Housing discrimination and the disabled.”

Moore, Jeremy C. (2006). “Imbalance dynamics of Western Michigan nonprofit-private sector unemployment collaboratives.”

Moore, Ryann O. (2008). “Michigan's arrears payment plan.”

Moran, David J. (2014). “Electronic crime reporting and traditional policing: A look into the new age of public service.”

Morrill, Brandon (2016). “Exclusionary policies and the shift to improve school climate and discipline.”

Morris, Keith L. (2009). “The legal volunteer program at elder law of Michigan: An analysis of the costs and benefits.”

Morrow, Kathryn (2008). “A comparison of perceptions regarding the homeless population's access to healthcare.”

Morse, Erin L. (2008). “Wind energy: A comparative analysis of Denmark, Germany and the United States.”

Moss, Debra Devon (2010) “Michigan prisoner re-entry initiative: Is it successful at reducing cost and recidivism?”

Mottes, Megan (2015) “Childhood obesity and competitive food laws: A cross-sectional study.”

Mou, Mfedoo (2011). “The impact of population on federal funding in Michigan State, United States.”

Msibi, Nomagugu (2011). “Evaluation of case management project: Emergency department, Bronson Battle Creek, in Michigan.”

Mulligan, Thomas (2006). “A new relationship between governments and community service providers: A study of collaborative services of the employment resource center.”

Murphy, Megan C. (2012). “21st century patronage: How has patronage through presidential nominations changed in this century?.”

Murray, Ambria (2008). “The effectiveness of after-school programs in Berrien County, MI.”

Mwebembezi, Moses R. (2007). “Identifying the impact of high school dropouts on property crime in the state of Michigan.”

Myers, Renee (2006). “Alternative dispute resolution in the federal government: Is there a role for apology?”

Nair, Seena (2012). “Comparison between junior and senior faculty members' job satisfaction at Western Michigan University.”

Nelson, Arica S. (2017). “Impact of sex trafficking on its victims.”

Nichols, Kenneth (2005). “Information management: Creating public agency and community awareness of rental housing challenges and opportunities.”

Nix, Alexandria (2017). “Nonprofits and social media engagement: A new resource platform.”

Nottingham, Jennifer (2015). "The impact of student population socioeconomic status on the fidelity of implementation of SW-PBIS.” **Best Project Paper**

Oberlee, Dallas (2011). “The functionality of a local workforce development board.”

Ofsansky, Erica (2007). “Preparing new management: Utilizing a CTU/AFC supervisor training manual at The Manor.”

Olsen, Sara L. (2012). “Barriers to health care for African Americans.”

Ongaga, Innocent G.M. (2014). “Delays in detection of Tuberculosis among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at Borabu District Hospital in Kenya: A qualitative study of health worker perception.”

Overbey, Courtney (2018). “Analyzing access to reproductive health care services in rural areas of Northern Michigan.”

Owens, Felicia (2007). “An analysis of term limits effectiveness and side effects in Michigan.”

Pandey, Karen C. (2007). “A survey proposal for improving local community involvement and knowledge in adult community corrections programs.”

Pagudala, Sai Tejasvi (2017). “What could be the better treatment method for depression: Medical treatment or self-treatment.”

Parsons, Jeffrey W. (2012). “Gender and cue voting.”

Patrick, Micshall D. (2006). “A proposal to implement lean office techniques within the city of Kalamazoo administrative offices.”

Patrick, Natasha J. (2018). “Overutilization of emergency departments and potential causes of non-emergent visits in the United States.”

Patterson, Kelsey (2018). "Bariatric surgery nutrition and fitness program design: Evaluation of a Bariatric surgery medical weight management program in southwest Michigan."

Patton, Kate (2007). “The benefits of wellness programs within hospitals: A review of research.”

Payne, Richard (2010). “Evaluating homelessness in Michigan.”

Pelleran, Kathy G. (2009). “The relationship between the high prevalence of witnessed bullying and the high prevalence of violence among Michigan middle school and high school students.”

Pena, Nicole (2009). “Providing gender specific programming to female offenders in Cass County.”

Penix, James S. (2009). “Motivational factors for information technology volunteers in Southwest Michigan nonprofits.”

Perry, Derek N. (2010). “A proposal for the parks and recreation master plan update in St. Joseph Michigan.”

Pesek, Lucy (2007). “Marketing hospice.”

Peters (Frommann), Cheryl A. (2016). “Creating a significant change in the outcome of students on academic probation in the College of Arts and Sciences.”

Peterson, Andrew (2016). “How tourism impacts communities and recommendations for change.”

Phelps, Peggy D. (2006). “The efficacy of time studies in nonprofit budget analysis.”

Phillips, Joseph (2007). “Barriers to studying medical simulation training's effects on medical error rates.”

Pink, Robyn (2006). “State prison drug treatment programs: Best practices.”

Pittelko, Brian (2008). “Interagency collaboration between economic development and workforce development in Michigan.”

Pizzo, Mary (2013). “An examination of the pavement selection process of the life cycle analysis program for trunklines in the state of Michigan.”

Pline, Dawn (2005). “Early childhood education: Investment vs. long-term benefits.”

Podgorski, John (2005). “Can the privatization of public services control costs without impacting the level of service to the community.”

Polverento, Gerry A. (2015). “An analysis of the prevalent causes and socioeconomic risk factors pertaining to infant deaths in Michigan.”

Postula, Sherry M. (2014). “Organizational outreach efforts to enroll the uninsured of Calhoun County into healthcare coverage.”

Powell, Donna L. (2007). “Jail overcrowding: Is Muskegon county ready for a new jail?”

Powell, Michael S. (2006). “Creating a business incubator in Marshall, Michigan: A feasibility study and needs assessment.”

Prellwitz, Stephanie (2016). “#theartofsocialmedia: Measuring Facebook effectiveness in Kalamazoo area arts nonprofits.”

Pries (Grabemeyer), Andrea (2017). “Sector based initiatives in Illinois under WIA and under WIOA.”

Puspasari, Azizah (2016). “An investigation in the differences in compensation of Indonesian and South Korean civil service workers.”

Quillan, Tammy J. (2005). “Affiliation economics: An exploratory study of the Michigan community mental health system's effort to meet the minimum covered live requirement of Medicaid pre-paid health plans.”

Rachmitasari, Diani I. (2016). “A legal and regulatory study to determine what Indonesia might learn from the American experience with accommodating employees with disabilities.”

Ramlow, Mary E. (2016). “An empirical study of the relationship between strategic planning and external research awards at five Michigan research academic institutions.”

Ramsdell, Holly A. (2007). “A research proposal: Preparing residents for appropriate language and literacy communication with patients.”

Rankin, Neil (2012). “Identifying factors in the implementation of an enterprise geographical information system model in municipal government: The case of Midland County.”

Rawa, Jennifer C. (2014). “Efficiency at an endoscopy center: An environmental analysis.”

Reardon, Michelle (2009). “Affordable housing in East Lansing, Michigan: Meeting the needs of a changing economy.”

Reed, Alyssa M. (2012). “Adult basic education and GED credential attainment in welfare recipients: A federal waiver request for a Michigan adult basic education demonstration project.”

Reyna, José L. (2013). “Operational analysis and business improvement plan for the Spectrum Health-Core Health program.”

Rhoads, Terri (2005). “Can the shortage of radiologists in Michigan hospitals be resolved through advanced technology?”

Rice, Melisa (2013). “State rental housing subsidy resources available in Calhoun County, MI vs. expended 2005-2010.”

Riley, Mary P. (2006). “Creating the pipeline: The Sparrow Scholars Program: An effective recruitment strategy to increase the diversity of the Sparrow Health System Network.”

Ring, Marie (2011). “Medical residents and organizational safety culture: An assessment of safety climate perception.”

Ritter, Bradley A. (2009). “Borgess and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award: An evaluation and recommendation for success.”

Rivas, Jason (2005). “Debunking the single parent family myth: The relationship of juvenile crime to single parent families.”

Robarge, Dawn E. (2008). “What is the role of behavioral health in promoting healthy behaviors for individuals with disabilities?”

Robertson, John E. (2010). “Understanding obesity in adolescent children in Hillsdale county, Michigan.”

Robinson, Carrie (2006). “Evaluation of a rural case management program for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.”

Robinson, Serita (2015). “Voting barriers in Benton Harbor versus St. Joseph.”

Rodriguez Quezada, Luis E. (2011). “Citizen Participation methods applied in Kalamazoo's decision making process.”

Roehm, Joanne S. (2010). “Social media as a fundraising tool for nonprofits: Measuring effectiveness and determining best practices for use of Facebook's Causes application.”

Rogers, Chad (2009). “Institutional justice: A mulit-variate analysis of the relationship between social class and the use of institutional controls at environmental clean-up sites.”

Rogers, Christopher D. (2018). “Gambling on satisfaction: The effects of casino funding of tribal governments on tribal government employee job satisfaction.”

Rogers, Jennifer (2007). “The impact of cultural change on employee morale at the Michigan Association of School Boards: A recommendation for evaluation.”

Rood (Schmidt), Heather A. (2016). “What information do animal adopters want, and what is their preferred source of information?”

Rosenbaum, Kelli (2013). “Political action committee contributions and legislative votes: The effect on passage of the clean, renewable and efficient energy act in the Michigan legislature.”

Rossi, Kristen (2009). “Sexual assault on campus: An analysis of safety efforts at WMU.”

Rouch, Chanda (2016). “Hear my voice: Women and grassroots peace building.”

Rowley-Stahl, Anne (2008). “Police agencies, female officers, and family-friendly benefits perceptions, utilization, and barriers.”

Russell, Jessica (2005). “Impact of state funding variations on the MCACA Regional Regranting Program in Southwest Michigan.”

Russell, Megan A. (2009). “Engaging disadvantaged youth in service.”

Rutgers, Cory (2009). “The peer interview process: Effects on employee turnover and employee satisfaction.”

Rynbrandt, Rebecca (2006). “Recreation and leisure of older adults: An analysis of baby boomer interests and Wyoming senior center programming.”

Sagolla, Alyssa (2013). “Best practices in fundraising: Animal welfare organizations in Michigan.”

Saleem, Saria (2018). "The analysis of change in Medicare spending per beneficiary score in relation to patient satisfaction and readmission rates."

Sampsell, Caitlin (2014). “Stress & 911 telecommunicators in Michigan's primary public safety answering points.”

Sant, Sarah (2009). “Back in my day: The effect of generational differences on leadership, communication, core values, and motivation in the Michigan Association of School Boards.”

Saxton, Bridget Lynn (2017). “Cost-utility of long-term care in the state of Michigan from 1980-2010.” **Best Project Paper**

Scanlan, Megan (2010). “Internet fundraising at selected nonprofits in Kent County: A comparative study.”

Schaffer, Cortney E. (2012). “Future managers' perceptions of results-only work environments.”

Schilling, Kenneth J. (2005). “The one-stop permit and plan review center: Three case studies.”

Schneider, Karen S. (2006). “The influence of McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Grants on the identification of homeless students.”

Schroeder, Eric R. (2018). "Paying for justice: A study on indigent defense in Michigan."

Schwyn, Melinda (2007). “An implementation guide to prevention of corruption by law enforcement administrators.”

Seely, Tonya B. (2015). “Does supported employment lead to increased quality of life for individuals with an intellectual disability?”

Seiferlein, Mandy (2005). “The efficacy of synchronous video conferencing in pharmacy education: A preliminary case study at Ferris State University.”

Seiler, Beth M. (2006). “Selection of flight students at Western Michigan University's College of Aviation and a difference in aircraft.”

Semaan, Elizabeth (2011). “Health literacy tools: Understanding the challenges to utilizing these tools within the impatient hospital setting.”

Seymour, Janell (2005). “Predicting fundraising success.”

Sharra, Esther F. (2015). “Managing diversity as a public administration phenomenon.”

Shemka, Lori K. (2014). “Price of admission to the state courts in Michigan: Disclosure, upon request, of campaign-related contributions.”

Shoub, Jennifer (2006). “Sarbanes-Oxley for non-profit organizations: Opting in, but how far?”

Sibilsky-Soule, Cheryl (2005). “Collaboration through partnerships: A review of six Michigan communities.”

Sifuentes, Meghan M. (2008). “Pay for performance: A practical approach for Michigan Medicaid?”

Simons, Cynthia (2005). “From concept to reality: The women's center at SH-South Pavilion.”

Sitio, Helena F. (2016). “The evolutionary changes of federal retirement system in the United States.”

Skene, Erin (2005). “Individual giving to nonprofits compared to individual trust in the federal government.”

Skillings, Carol (2013). “The effects of Act 1512 on the cost of health care coverage for Michigan school districts.”

Smith, Anne-Marie L. (2011). “Factors associated with the dropout problem in Michigan.”

Smith, Annette (2017). “Managing the matrix organizational structure in the healthcare industry: a contemplative treatise.”

Smith, Cathleen S. (2013). “The implementation of performance-based funding for Michigan public universities and its possible impact on student outcomes.”

Smith, James W. (2017). “The nature of healthcare and the government’s role in its management and delivery: A contemplative treatise.”

Smith, Jasmine C. (2014). “The impact that distinct volunteer programs and volunteer investment within nonprofit organizations have on volunteer retention.”

Smith, Jasmine E. (2014). “Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy at Western Michigan University.”

Smith, Megan J. (2006). “Overcoming barriers in cultural competency when providing health services to minorities.”

Smith, Nina (2010). “The effects of property turnover in a down housing market on taxable values.”

Smith, Virgil (2012). “Michigan's Auto No-Fault Law: And the effects it has on Detroit's residents.”

Snyder, Haley N. (2017). “Coping strategies in 9-1-1 centers.”

Sobieralski, Joesph A. (2012). “Proposal for master plan update: Village of Stevensville, Michigan.”

Soque, Manuel A. (2012). "I will not see you until I have my breakfast: Bureaucratic corruption in Angola.”

Souers, Tessa (2014). “Identifying and addressing practice management challenges for dental sleep medicine in Michigan.”

Sparkman, Raquel M. (2015). “Medicaid fraud in Michigan.”

Speckin, Carol R. (2007). “Intensive aftercare services: Commitment to community.”

Springsteen, Kathleen K. (2018) - "Growing food on private property in residential districts: A content analysis of municipal ordinances in Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties."

Staffeld, Nancy E. (2006). “Michigan's critical access hospitals: A strategy for survival.”

Staggs, Joshua (2014). “City of Parchment, Michigan: A study of cost and service when contracting police services.”

Stahl, Nicole E. (2007). “Efficacy and evaluation of psychosocial rehabilitation programs for adults with severe mental illness according to evidence-based practices and the recovery model.”

Stay, Andrea (2013). “Strategies of land conservation millage campaigns in Michigan.”

Steckelberg, Larry (2013). “Examining best practices in establishing electronic systems for sales use and withholding taxpayers.”

Steinberg, Shanna (2011). “Cost of controlling street-level prostitution in Kent County, Michigan: Arrest, incarceration, and treatment.”

Stephens, David J. (2013). “Predicting health inequalities and crime using a biopsychosocial model.”

Stewart, Eric (2011). “Returning to work: The struggle of the aging American displaced worker.”

Stockbridge, Matthew (2005). “Shoplifting: The best gateway crime since marijuana.”

Strasser, Alison (2006). “Trends in consumer direction: A comparison with Western Michigan University-Center for Disability Services.”

Straw, Tina (2005). “Does environmental enforcement deter environmental crime? A study of the scrap tire regulatory program in Southwest Michigan.”

Stroud, Kristina M. (2009). “Meta-analysis of documented impacts associated with the utilization of business intelligence within public sector organizations.”

Stuart, Michael F. (2010). “Are Tasers an effective device to restrain suspects who are resisting arrest?”

Suddeth, Erin (2014). “Miles for smiles treating dental crisis of underserved adults in Lansing, Michigan 2006-2013.”

Sullivan, Joseph (2013). “The impact of term limits in the Michigan legislature.”

Sullivan, Tamara (2005). “Is there value in creating an organizational development unit within a university department or college?”

Sumbal, Tariq (2015). “The structure and leadership of Pakistani organizations in Pakistan and connections to cultural aspects.”

Swallow, Kevin (2011). “Veterans health administration: Comparing veteran satisfaction and medical center institutional characteristics.”

Swank, Roxann (2011). “Girls on the Run: A qualitative case study on volunteer motivations and retention.”

Szarowicz, Aaron (2016). “Does municipal consolidation work? A comparative case study of Louisville, Kentucky and Iron River, Michigan.”

Tafil, Jennifer (2009). “Rewarding quality: Risks and rewards of the pay-for-performance program at a hospital in Southeast Michigan.”

Talbert, Elnora Rashawanda (2013). “Implementing an alternative educational program for pregnant teens within the Kalamazoo Michigan public school system.”

Tan, Burak O. (2012). “Warning! Foreign student alert: International student recruitment at Western Michigan University.”

Tanner II, Howard (2006). “Is the Jackson County jail system understaffed?”

Tanyanyiwa, Patience (2011). “The impact of globalization on growth and poverty reduction: A study of the Sub-Saharan region.”

Taylor, Sakita L. (2007). “The effectiveness of public participation in the parks and recreation planning process at South Haven, Michigan.”

Ten Broeke, Kyle (2007). “Expansion of public transit into the Northern out-county areas of Kent County, Michigan.”

Terpstra, Duane (2005). “Job perceptions within campus law enforcement.”

Thaler, Lisa M. (2008). “Personality traits and job satisfaction in healthcare workers at Lakeland Healthcare.”

Thom, Chantel (2007). “Effective interviewing: A proposal for Battle Creek health system.”

Torres, Miguel (2014). “Migrant farmworker student persistence and retention rates at Michigan State University.”

Transue, Paul M. (2010). “A comparison of the similarities and differences of airport concession practices between a privatized and a public airport.”

Treppa, Allison L. (2006). “Alternative for the Connect Michigan Alliance Marketing Department Organization.”

Treviño, Malissa (2013). “Making the transition: Reviewing vocational and educational programs for Michigan veterans.”

Trout, Martha A. (2005). “The economic impact of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 on an academic oncology outpatient clinic.”

Tu, Yu (2014). “The study of the influence of organizational culture on organizational commitment in a Chinese nonprofit social service organization: One Foundation.”

Tulloch, Tyler D. (2018). “Revenue diversification in cooperative extension: Trends and impacts at Michigan State University Extension.”

Turner, Marcus D. (2018). “The effects the special alternative programing has on adult offenders within the department of corrections.”

Turuka, Emmanuel (2007). “Factors associated with corruption in developing countries: The case study of Nigeria and Tanzania-Africa.”

Twesten, Holly (2006). “A business plan for an outpatient substance abuse treatment center affiliated with Alpena Regional Medical Center.”

Uchalik, Nicholas A. (2008). “Program assessment rating tool scores review of federal program funding.”

Unangst, Timothy (2013). “An analysis of the Western Michigan University Police Department police officer performance evaluation.”

Van Dyk, Kimberly (2006). “Evolving the dependent organization into the independent organization.”

VanWyngarden, Cameron (2005). “The economic impact of civic space in small Michigan communities.”

VanderWall Jr., Charles Henry (2005). “Alternative domestic violence program: An effective and cost efficient means of dealing with domestic violence in Kalamazoo County.”

Vasquez Javier, Jose Ernesto (2014). “The use of IT in two large non-profit organizations in screening applicants for employment.”

Vear, Teresa M. (2007). “Defining an annual program evaluation for Hillsdale County Senior Services Center.”

Villers, Kelli (2008). “State children's health insurance program: A controversial issue.”

Vinson, Lori (2009). “A comparative study linking policies and procedures to performance measurement in the processing of discrimination complaints.”

Voytal, Drew (2013). “The repeal of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act: A case study.”

Walker, Bryan J. (2012). “Determining if correlation exists between the reported crimes against seniors of aggravated assault and burglary and the factor of unemployment in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.”

Walls, Naidra L. (2012). “Assessment of the adequacy and consistency of education requirements of police officers in Michigan.”

Walsh, Todd A. (2012). "Neoliberalism and public parks and recreation service provision in Michigan, 1997-2007.” **Best Project Paper**

Walters, Randall D. (2005). “An analysis of sick time use in the Grand Rapids fire department.”

Warner, Kathryn (2005). “An analysis of post-secondary educational opportunities for welfare recipients in the state of Michigan.”

Warren, Garfield O. (2012). “Community development corporation's and economic recover: A case study on the effectiveness of community development corporations in the cities of Detroit and Cleveland.”

Warren, Tamara (2005). “A public relations plan for Michigan Medicaid.”

Wayne, Trish L. (2013). “Evaluation of the women, infant, children food subsidy programs and their availability in Kalamazoo County.”

Wedge, Marla (2009). “Creating a link between domestic violence shelters and animal shelters in Southwest Michigan to assist in removing and protecting animals owned by victims of domestic violence.”

Weid, Deborah S. (2005). “Funding of parking management in Jackson, MI.”

Welch, Marla A. (2017). “The relationship between adolescent sexual risk behaviors and county chlamydia rates in the state of Michigan.”

Wells, Josie (2014). “Measuring countywide impacts of the Kalamazoo Promise.”

Welsh, Tiffany A. (2017). “Prevalence of lead in public water supplies: Is it a concern in all Michigan local communities: A comparative analysis.”

Welton, Robert (2017). “Data driven decision making: Utilizing alumni perspectives in strategic management.”

West, Kevin (2012). “Marketing to the millennial generation: Using the social web to market the Western Michigan University School of Music.”

Wheeler, Craig (2008). “Methods of police service delivery in one Michigan County: Lessons learned.”

White, DeAnna (2018). "Ingham County Youth Center: Program analysis.” **Best Project Paper**

White, Ebony P. (2013). “Recruiting women of color for leadership: Analysis of W.K. Kellogg Foundation.”

White, Tiffany B. (2011). “Intraorganizational collaboration in higher education.”

Whiton, Shannon (2009). “Michigan air quality and the economy: The case for funding a regulatory agency.”

Whitt, Christian (2012). “A study of the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation of 2002 (NO FEAR) Act: Foundation, implementation, and analysis in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”

Wichtman, Karrie S. (2006). “Three fires supreme court: A contribution to tribal sovereignty.”

Wiersma, Kacie (2008). “Professional development needs of aspiring nonprofit executives.”

Wightman, Traci L. (2015). “Medicaid information technical architecture 3.0 framework: Michigan Medicaid readiness assessment.”

Williams, Jennifer L. (2013). "A comparison of retention and graduation rates between on-line and traditional higher education institutions.” **Best Project Paper**

Williams, Kerry (2005). “The rural social services distribution network: A new approach to an old problem.”

Williamson, Shane (2013). “Non profit healthcare clinic managers, perceptions of leadership roles and influence on productivity and efficiency in planned parenthood.”

Willis, Charles L. (2006). “Reinventing transportation in Kalamazoo public schools.”

Wilson, Nicole (2005). “Analysis of the capital area transportation authority's fare structure.”

Wines, Sally A. (2006). “Funding proposal change for the Livingston conservation district.”

Winfield, Lyndsey (2013). “Level of awareness among family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's and Dementia.”

Wishka, Paul M. (2007). “Public agency collaboration: Pathway to efficiency and effectives.”

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Wolf, Mark (2005). “An organizational and funding history of the Michigan Council for arts and cultural affairs.”

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