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Nicholas Oesterling

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426 Eggers Hall

Nicholas Oesterling

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Design and Governance

Highest degree earned

M.S., Public Administration, University of Dayton, 2020


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.

Areas of Expertise

Policy design, implementation and compliance, institutional analysis