Nicholas Oesterling

CPR (PhD Graduate Student - Public Administration and International Affairs)

Nick Oesterling

Contact Information


Undergraduate Education

University of Dayton - Economics 

Graduate Education

University of Dayton - Public Administration 

Research Interests

  • Policy design, implementation and compliance
  • Institutional Analysis


Nicholas is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs. Prior to beginning his studies at Maxwell, he worked a research assistant for the University of Dayton Business Research Group (BRG), a research firm offering consulting services to businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations. His work with BRG primarily focused on policy and program evaluation for local and regional initiatives seeking to improve access to, and the quality of, early childhood education. While earning his Master of Public Administration from the University of Dayton, he also completed a university fellowship that examined compliance behaviors across regulatory contexts.