Education Finance and Accountability Program (EFAP)

Ph.D. Dissertations on Topics in Education


Christian Buerger, Non-Resident Research Fellow, Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPU

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (2014)

Dissertation: Unintended Consequences of Charter School Programs


Alex Bogin, Senior Economist, Office of Capital Policy, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Washington, D.C.

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (2011)

Dissertation: Three Essays on the Property Value Impact of Neighborhood Disamenities


Ryan Yeung, Assistant Professor in Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (2011)

Dissertation: The Effect of Immigrant Composition on Student Outcomes


Phuong Hoang Nguyen, Associate Professor at the School of Urban and Regional Planning, and Public Policy Center, at University of Iowa 

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (2010)

Dissertation: Three Essays on Education Policy and Finance


Lawrence J. Miller, Dean of the School of Education, Charter Schools and Dual Enrollment at Florida Southwestern State College (FSW).

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (2009)

Dissertation: Three Essays Examining The Relationship Between Public Budgeting Policies, Resource Equity And Student Outcomes


Yue Hu, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (2007)

Dissertation: Three Essays on Education Policy


Emily Pas, Senior Researcher for the American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (2007)

Dissertation: Essays on Teacher Labor Markets and Educational Disparities


Tae Ho Eom, Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Rutgers University-Newark

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (2004)

Dissertation: Evaluation of New York State Property Tax Policy: Administration and Behavioral Impacts of School Property Tax Relief (STAR) Program


Thabo Mabogoane, is the Deputy Director General in the office of The Presidency in South Africa. He serves as the Outcomes Facilitator (Sector Specialist), South Africa

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences (2003)

Dissertation: Understanding Attrition in New York State’s Public Education


Tariq Al-Alawi, Professor, Kuwait University

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (2003)

Dissertation: Two Essays on Personnel Mobility from Public Schools in New York State


Robert Bifulco, Professor, Syracuse University

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (2001)

Dissertation: Do Whole-School Reform Models Boost Student Performance: Evidence from New York City


Lloyd Blanchard, Associate Professor in Residence, Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Interim Associate Vice President of Budget and Planning, University of Connecticut,

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (1999)

Dissertation: School Segregation, Social Capital, and Educational Costs


Anna Lukemeyer, Associate Professor, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (1999)

Dissertation: Education Finance Equity: Judicial Treatment of Key Issues and Impact of That Treatment on Reform


Mohamad Hussein Hamadeh, Professor of Economics, Notre Dame University Lebanon, Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (1998)

Dissertation: The Capitalization of Local Public Services into House Values


John Ruggiero, Edmund B. O'Leary Professor of Economics, University of Dayton 

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (1995)

Dissertation: Essays on the Measurement and Causes of Inefficiency in the Public Sector with Application to Education