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Lara Nagle

Community-Based Learning Projects Manager, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance (VT-IPG), School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)
Lara Nagle
201 W. Roanoke St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Master's, Urban and Regional Planning, Virginia Tech, 2019
  • M.S., Landscape Architecture, Penn State University, 2016
  • B.A., Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, 2009
  • Organizational and program evaluations
  • Qualitative and mixed methods
  • Community-based projects
  • Bose, M., Nagle, L., Benfield, J., Wimpey, J., Costigan, H., Taff, D. (2020). Can Signage
  • Influence Healthy Behavior? The Case of Catoctin Mountain National Park. Chapter 9, Thompson, J.L., Houseal, A. & Cook, A. (Eds.). America's largest classroom: What we learn from our National Parks.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Nagle, L., Moayerian, N., Stephenson, M. O. (2019). Cross-Sectoral Partnership Building in Two Appalachian Towns. 42nd Annual Appalachian Studies Conference, AppalachA’ville, Asheville, NC, March 14-17, 2019. Paper presentation.
  • Bose, M., Nagle, L., Neder, P., Shotyk, O., Tang, J. (2018). Investigating Learning from Community Engaged Practices in the University. Public Interest Design, Pacific Rim Community Design Network, & Great Asian Streets Symposium, Singapore, Dec. 14-16, 2018. Paper presentation.
  • Nagle, L., Echols, S., Tamminga, K. (2017). Food Production on a Green Wall: Pilot Study. Journal of Green Building, 12(3), 23-38.
  • Project Associate with PI Mary Beth Dunkenberger, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance for Total Action for Progress (TAP), “RESTORE Southwest Virginia Program Evaluation,” December 2019.
  • Co-Investigator with PI Mary Beth Dunkenberger, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance and Co-PI Ray Zuniga, Virginia Tech Center for Public Administration and Policy for Total Action for Progress (TAP), “SwiftStart Strengthening Working Families Initiatives (SWFI) Program Evaluation,” September 2019.
  • Co-Investigator with PI Max Stephenson, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance for Virginia Tech Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, “Building Cross-Sectoral Partnerships for Social & Economic Change: Arts-Informed Methods in Peace and Community Building,” June 2019.
  • Project Associate with PI Mel Jones O’Brien, Virginia Tech Center for Housing Research, and Co-PI Mary Beth Dunkenberger, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance for Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), “VHDA Program Impact Analysis Case Studies,” March 2019.
  • Project Associate with PI Tom Sanchez, Virginia Tech Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, and Co-PI Mary Beth Dunkenberger, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance for Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, “Moving to Work (MTW) Rent Reform Evaluation,” November 2018.
  • Project Associate with PI Mary Beth Dunkenberger and Co-PI Elizabeth Allen, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance, “United Way of Southwest Virginia Early Child Education: Risk and Protective Factor Mapping,” September 2018.
  • Project Associate with PI Leisha LaRiviere, Virginia Tech Center for Public Administration and Policy, “Virginia Public Sector Leader Program Evaluation,” 2018.
  • Environmental policy and planning
  • Sustainable and resilient development
  • Cross-sectoral partnerships and community change
  • Green infrastructure and human dimensions of environmental systems
  • Community Change Collaborative (CCC)