VT SPIA is home to a vibrant community of scholars.
Please view the faculty page to search by faculty field of research.
SPIA faculty currently serve on the editorial boards of more than two dozen academic journals including:
Administration & Society (Brian Cook, Karen Hult and Laura Jensen)
American Review of Public Administration (Patrick Roberts)
Athens Journal of Social Sciences (Max Stephenson)
Congress & the Presidency (Karen Hult)
Environmental Health Perspectives (Steve Hankey as member of editorial review board)
Europe and the World Book Series, Lexington Books (Joel Peters, Co-editor)
Housing Policy Debate (David Bieri; Tom Sanchez as Editor-in-chief (2010-2021)
International Journal of Sustainable Transport (Ralph Buehler)
Iran: Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies (Mehrzad Boroujerdi)
Iranian Studies (Mehrzad Boroujerdi)
Journal of Collaborative Healthcare and Translational Medicine (Shalini Misra)
Journal of Transport and Land Use (Ralph Buehler)
Land (Tom Sanchez)
Opolis (Tom Sanchez)
Presidential Studies Quarterly (Karen Hult)
Review of Evolutionary Political Economy (Giselle Datz as the Associate Editor)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs (Karen Hult)
Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy (Patrick Roberts)
Urban Affairs Review (Maggie Cowell)
Urban and Regional Resilience eJournal (David Bieri, editor/curator)
Sustainability (Max Stephenson)
Transport Reviews (Ralph Buehler as Book Review Editor)
Transportation Research Part-D (Ralph Buehler)
Transportation Research Record (Ralph Buehler as Associate Editor)
Urban Findings (Tom Sanchez on Editorial Advisory Board)
Urban Planning (Tom Sanchez)
Urban Science (Tom Sanchez)
SPIA Faculty and Staff: For research policies, procedures, tools, resources and funding opportunities please visit InsideCAUS Research
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IPG is an entrepreneurial, interdisciplinary community of collaborating faculty, staff and students that conducts research, learning and engagement efforts concerning significant democratic governance challenges.
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Professor Steve Hankey received a $500,000 NSF award to fund a five-year project to measure air pollution using various sensors and engage the public by tracking their pollution intake using a smartphone app.
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Explore the many research initiatives currently ongoing at SPIA.
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Launched in 2016, the International Refugee Research Project, comprising several international partners, is dedicated to expanding the study of the realities of the refugee condition in order to improve them.
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SPIA Professors Shalini Misra and Kris Wernstedt highlighted in VT News for their NSF-backed research on social distancing and digital information during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Dr. Jessica Agnew and Dr. Ralph Hall help land a $250,000 one-year project to develop a smartphone app using blockchain technology to address inefficiencies in African Indigenous Vegetables (AIV) value chains in Eastern Kenya
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Margaret Cowell helps communities remain or become economically successful and works to increase equity surrounding economic development in local communities
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Doctors often tell us, “cut back on your salt.” And just like too much dietary salt is bad for blood pressure, too much salt in our nation’s streams, lakes, and reservoirs threatens ecosystem health and the security of our nation’s drinking water and food supplies.
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