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Ph.D. Urban Studies | Ph.D. Public Administration and Policy

College of Urban and Public Affairs
Ph.D. program in Urban Studies
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The College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University has granted over 200 Ph.D.s in Urban Studies since the program's beginnings in 1973.


Hoffman, Kim. "Food insecurity and Oregon TANF leavers." Ph.D. diss., Portland State University, 2007.
Dr. Hoffman is a senior researcher at Oregon Health Sciences University


"Impact of Universal Health Coverage on Health in Late Life." Nuguet, N. (2006).

"Redrawing the Color Line: A Case Study of the Alliance of Minority Chambers of Commerce in Portland, Oregon." Trujillo-Dalbey, Francisca Inez. (2006).

"Examining the Effects of Transit Service on Commuting Mode Choice and Residential Location Choice." Bhiromkaew, Jaturapat. (2006).

"The Ends and Means of Public Art Making: A Case Study of 'Public Art' and 'Art in the Public' in the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Region." Karasyova, Svetlana Gennadyevna. (2006).

"Initial Institutionalization of Sustainable Production in State of Oregon Policy: An Exploration of Regime Politics During the Kitzhaber Administration." Welsch, A. (2006).

"Oregon's Approach to Health Care Reform: An Analysis of the Role of the Business Community in the Evolution of the Oregon Health Plan." Olemgbe, Peter Chuka (2006).


Constructing Public Dialogue: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Public Discourse Practices that Shape Civic Engagement in Portland, Oregon's Neighborhood Association Program. Odell, J. B. (2005).

Placing Equity on the Regional Agenda in Portland, OR. Provo, J. (2005).

Satellite Television Use among Ethnic Minorities: A Case Study of Arab Americans. Etefa, A. (2005).

Perceived Control in Older Adults Living in Long-Term Care Facilities. Mahan, T. L. (2005).

"The Use of Advanced Information Technology in Urban Public Transportation Systems: An Evaluation of Bus Stop Consolidation." El-Geneidy, Ahmed Medhat. (2005).
Dr. El-Geneidy is an Assistant Professor in the School of Urban Planning at McGill University and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

"Interrelationships of Workplace Relocations, Residential Relocations and Commuting Patterns." Kim, Chansung. (2005).

"Public Opinion, the Media, and Environmental Policy: Agenda-Setting, Framing, and Maintaining the Status Quo." Estes, Jonela Rae. (2005).

"Opal Creek: The Framing of a Policy Controversy." Floyd, James. (2005).

"Beyond the Economic Catalyst Debate: Can Consumption Benefits Justify a Municipal Stadium Investment?" Santo, Charles Andrew. (2005).
Dr. Santo is an Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of Memphis

"Evaluating Deliberative Democracy: Comparing Habermas' Discourse Ethic and Evaluations of Consensus Process in Residential Cooperatives." Sutter, Katheryn. (2005).


"Offender and Community Reintegration: An Exploratory and Descriptive Study of Cultural Competency within Community treatment and Correctional Reentry Programs." Pittman, B. L. (2004).

"The Effect of Informal Social Control on the Presence and Geographic Distribution of Graffiti on City Streets." Gorsek, C. S. (2004). Chapman, N.

"An Investigation of the Value of Informal care to Aging parents." Lottes, J. (2004).

"Learning to Grow and Growing to Learn: Connecting Policies for School Facilities and Urban Growth." Scott, B. D. (2003). Adler, S.


"Taking Root in the Silicon Forest: The Role of High Technology Firms as Surrogate Universities in Portland, Oregon." Mayer, Heike. (2003).
Dr. Mayer is the Chair of the Economic Geography Department at the University of Bern, Switzerland.


"The Transformation of Civic Institutions and Practices in Portland, Oregon 1960-1999." Johnson, S. (2002).

"Locational Determinants of Horticultural and Christmas Tree Land uses in the Portland Metropolitan Area, Oregon: A Thunian Discrete Choice and Hedonic Land Values Approach." Marin, M. C. (2002). Strathman, J.

"Local Contextual Effects and the Spatial Diffusion of Political Parties in Urban Mexico (1994-1997)." Vilalta, C. J. (2002). Adler, S.

"The Other Side of the Tracks: The Archaeology and History of a Virginia City, Nevada Neighborhood." Schablitsky, J. M. (2002).

"Benchmarking the Sea: Portland, Oregon's Service Efforts and Accomplishments Report in Light of National Performance Review Standards." Schindler, T. (2002). Strathman, J.

"Multiple Convergence: Induced Travel Analysis in Metropolitan Areas." Zhang, J. (2002).


"Spatial Variations in Support for Metropolitan Infrastructure Planning: A Comparative Analysis of Rail Transit Voting Behavior in the Portland and Seattle Metropolitan Areas." Junkyu Chung. Winter 2001.

"Shaping Public Access Technology: The Development and Use of a Metropolitan Community Information System." Mark Steven Herwick. Winter 2001

"The Low Income Housing Tax Credit: A Case Study of Policy Learning, Coalition Building,and Paradigm Expansion." Terri Hinson Silvis. April, 2001. Milder, G.

"Time Point Level Analysis of Transit Services Reliability and Passenger Demand." Thomas Jeffrey Kimpel. May, 2001. Dueker, K.

"Local Accessibility, Pedestrian Travel Neighboring and Community Sentiment in Middle Class Neighborhoods." Hollie Lund Person. May, 2001. Chapman, N.

"State to State Migration during 1975-1980 and 1985-1990: An Analysis by Age, Race, Sex and Education." Joseph Augustine Smith-Buani. June, 2001. Edmonston, B.

"Social Capital Influences on Lifelong Learning Among Adults Who did not Finish High School." Strawn, C. L. (2001). Morgan, D.



"The Decision-Making Process of Women's Retirement in Dual-Career Couples." Irine Ficher-Davidson 2000-01 S. Adler


"The Evolution of Urban and Regional Planning in North Korea: 1945-1998." Jin Cheol Jo, 1999-00. S. Adler

"Ethics, the Environment and Us. Peishan Shieh, 1999-00." S. Adler.

"Dialectics of Control: The Origins and Evolution of Conflict in Portland's Neighborhood Association Program." Matt Witt, 1999-00. S. Adler.

"Factors Determining the Choice of Mortgage Instruments." Hatem Abdulmoti Merdad, 1999-00. S. Adler.

"A Case Study of the Implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ) as It applies to People Who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf and Public Places." Maria Monserrat Hopple, 1999-00. S. Adler.

"Organizational Characteristics and Predicting Cultural Competence in Human Service Delivery Systems." Jason Mason, 1999-00. C. Tracy


"Household Travel/Activity Decisions." Catherine Lawson, 1998-99. J. Strathman.

"Evolution of State Sponsored Land Use Planning." Jerry Weitz, 1998-99. S. Adler.

"Citizen Participation in Environmental Issues: A Comparative Study of Citizen Involvement Programs in Water Quality and Nuclear Waste Management in Washington State." Michael Spranger, 1998-99. C. Abbott

"Movers and Stayers in Portland, Oregon's Central Eastside Industrial District." Peter Fry, 1998-99. W. Rabiega

"Re-Presenting the Post-Industrial Neighborhood: Planning and Redevelopment in Portland's Pearl District." Robert Jones, 1998-99. C. Abbott


"Cohousing: A Qualitative Study of Practices in the Pacific Northwest." Nader Azab, 1997-98. N. Toulan

"Determining the Effects of Environmental Disclosures within Commercial Property Transactions." Gregory Madson, 1997-98. C. Ozawa


"Faith, Hope, and Leverage: Attributes of Effective Faith-Based Community Organizations." Richard White, 1996-97. C. Abbott

"Factors Affecting the Utilization of Mental Health Services by Older Adults." Pamela Wheeler, 1996-97. J. Lansdowne

"New Urbanism and the Elderly in Urban and Suburban Neighborhoods." Patricia Patterson, 1996-97. N. Chapman

"Liberal and Conservative Stories: Faith Journeys and Religious Reorientations in America." Karry Gillespie, 1996-97. R. Liebman

"Retirement in Paradise: A Comparison of Retirees Aging In-Place and Those Who Have Migrated to Deschutes County, Oregon." Stephen March, 1996-97. D. Morgan


"Performance of the Housing Market in Abudhabi City and the Government Housing Policies." Nasser Almansoori, 1995-96. N. Toulan

"Urgent Care Center Location: An Empirical Analysis of Their Locations in Relation to Demographic, Socio-economic, and Land Use Factors. A Case Study of Portland, Oregon." Abdullah Alfaiz, 1995-96. N. Toulan

"Government Policy and Private Organizational Forms: Analysis of Refuse Collection and Disposal in Three Metropolitan Cities." Thomas Wright, 1995-96. J. Lansdowne

"Organization Responses to Educational Telecommunications Policy in Three State: Oregon, Colorado, Utah." Kathi Ketcheson, 1995-96. S. Adler

"Hedonic Analysis of Housing Prices Near the Portland Urban Growth Boundary 1978-1990." Abdullah Alkadi, 1995-96. J. Strathman

"Violent Youth Gangs in Portland: A Study of the City's Response." Debra Lindberg, 1995-96. S. Adler

"Characteristics of Administrators Leadership Style in Quality Child Care Centers." Katherine Bobula, 1995-96. J. Lansdowne

"Unrelated Business Enterprise and Unfair Business Competition Issues Facing Nonprofit Organizations." Larry Scruggs, 1995-96. S. Adler


"Decentralization of Urban Service Activities: An Empirical Study." Wonseon Kyung, 1994-95. J. Strathman

"The Decision and Rationale Which Led to Construction on High-Risk Land After the 1964 Alaska Earthquake - Analysis of Risk Based Cultural Dissociation." Sheila Ann Selkregg, 1994-95. J. Lansdowne

"Implementing Community Policing: A Documentation and Assessment of Organizational Change." Emmajean Williams, 1994-95. C. Tracy

"Pretrial Release in Criminal Courts: A Study of Three Oregon Counties." Melvin E. DeGraw, 1994-95. C. Tracy

"Behavioral and Community Impacts of the Portland Needle Exchange Program." Kathleen J. Oliver, 1994-95. J. Lansdowne

"Physical and Environmental Features that Contribute to Satisfaction with Hospice Facilities." Arezu Movahed, 1994-95. M. Neal

"Information Supports for Caregivers Responsible for Spouses with Alzheimer's Disease." Janet L. Mathews, 1994-95. N. Chapman


"Object Parallel Spatio-Temporal Analysis and Modeling System." David B. Rex, 1993-94. K. Dueker

"The Theory and Practice of Community Policing: An Evaluation of the Iris Court Demonstration Project." Charles A. Moose, 1993-94. D. Gibbons

"The Determinants of Women's Work: A Case Study from Three Urban Low-Income Communities in Amman, Jordan." Taghrid K. Tubbeh, 1993-94. D. Howe

"Cities and Automobiles Dependce: An Empirical Examination of Density and Automobile Dependence Relationship and Their Underlying Factors." Musaad A. Al-Mosaind, 1993-94. K. Dueker

"An Evaluation of Information Resource Management: Measuring Change in a Federal Agency." Randolph D. Perrin, 1993-94. C. Tracy

"Comparative Analysis of Resettlement Policies in the Third World." Abrahim J. Al-Khalisi, 1993-94. S. Alder

"Private Profit Versus Public Service: Competing Demands in Urban Transportation History and Policy, Portland, Oregon, 1872-1970." Martha J. Bianco, 1993-94. S. Adler

"Determining the Property Value Impact of Landfill." Okwuchukwu G. Uba, 1993-94. J. Strathman

"A Simultaneous Route-Level Transit Patronage Model: Service Ridership, and Cross-Route Relationship." Zhongren Peng, 1993-94. K. Duecker


"Perceiving and Coping with Exclusion: The Socialization Experiences of Ethnic Minority Nursing Students." Sarah Porter-Tibbetts, 1992-93. D. Morgan

"Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers: The Transition from Home Care to Formal Care." Marie T. Duncan, 1992-93. D. Morgan

"The Metropolitan - Nonmetropolitan Turnaround in the Pacific States (California, Oregon, and Washington): Labor Migration Flows and Economic Deconcentration." Beverly McLean, 1992-93. R. Lycan

"State Industrial Policy and the Autonomy of State Leaders: Evidence from the Oregon Experience." Matthew I. Slavin, 1992-93. S. Adler

"Urbanization in a Peripheral Capitalist State: A Guyana Case Study." Wazir A. Ishmael, 1992-93. S. Adler

"An Implementation Analysis of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986." James J. Rich, 1992-93. S. Edner

"A Study of Differences between Social HMO and other Medicare Beneficiaries Enrolled in Kaiser Permanente under Capitation Contracts, Regarding ICF Use Rates & Expenditures." Lynn A. Boose, 1992-93. S. Adler

"Rapists and Their Parental Relationships." Yaeko Steidel, 1992-93. H. Maynard

"Assessing the Impact of an ESL/Bilingual Program by Means of Instrumental Variable Estimation." John A. Babatunde, 1992-93. A. Rufolo

"Explorations into the Characteristics, the Determinants of Production, and the Impact of Land Policies on the Informal Housing Sector in Alexandria, Egypt." Mostafa M. El Araby. 1992-93. N. Toulan

"Toward Comprehensive Migration Modeling: A Meta-Analytic Approach." Wamukota F. Wambalaba, 1992-93. W. Rabiega

"Urban Regimes and Downtown Planning in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, 1972-1992." Mark R. Bello, 1992-93. C. Abbott


"The Role of Tourism in Development: A Case Study of Turkey." Habib Alipouraghtapeh, 1991-92. S. Adler

"A comparison of Socio-Political Attitudes of Older Women: The 1910-1924 Cohorts." Elizabeth S. Ikehara, 1991-92. D. Morgan

"Establishing Practical Limits to Crime Control Through Environmental Design." Gerald D. Brock, 1991-92. D. Gibbons

"Who's in Jail? An Examination of Irwin's Rabble Hypothesis." John A. Backstrand, 1991-92. D. Gibbons (CJ)

"Geographic Data in City-Planning Departments: The Volume and Use Related to Advancements in Geographic Information System Technology." Fawzi S. Kubbara, 1991-92. K. Dueker

"Residential Mobility and Revitalization in Portland Between 1970 and 1980: A Study of the Urban Structural Impacts on Neighborhood Revitalization." Sheka G. Kamara, 1991-92. N. Toulan

"Intergenerational Programming: A Confluence of Interests Between the Frail Elderly and Urban Youth." Doris Schindler, 1991-92. G. Blake


"The Relationship Between A Private Voluntary Organization and the Government of A Developing Country in the Delivery of Public Education: A Case Study in Rural Guatemala." Timothy J. Peterson, 1990-91. S. Adler

"The Transformation of Urban Form: A Study of the Interaction Among Policy, Urban Form, and Change in a Small City." Elton H. Schatz, 1990-91. N. Toulan

"The Relocation of North Bonneville, Washington, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A Policy Implementation Study." Cecil E. Reinke, 1990-91. J. Lansdowne

"The Effect of Road Investment on Economic Development: A Case Study of the Oregon Counties." Ameer M. Al-Alwan, 1990-91. J. Strathman

"An Exploratory Analysis of Certain Characteristics of Policewomen: A Second Look." Harry O. White, 1990-91. C.Tracy

"The Family Caregiver's Health Decision Making About Early Diagnosis for Alzheimer's Disease Patients." Ping Z. Zhao, 1990-91. D. Morgan

"The Development and Testing of an Instrument to Measure Client Satisfaction of Child Protective Service Families." James M. White, 1990-91. G. Blake


"Commercial Activities and the Geography of Movement in a West African Urban Market: A Study of Market-Stall Traders in Onitsha with Implications for Transport Policy." Krys Chukwuma Ochia, 1989/90. S. Adler

"Integrating Psychological and Economic Perspectives on Energy Consumption: The Determinants of Thermostat Setting Behavior." Jane Stromme Peters, 1989-90. N. Chapman

"Exurban Commuting Patterns: A Case Study of the Portland, Oregon Region." Judy Seppanen Davis, 1989-90. K. Dueker

"Employment Decline in the Douglas-Fir Region's Lumber and Plywood Industries: An Analysis of Structural and Cyclical Factors." Majid Rasoolzadeh, 1989-90. A. Rufolo

"The Determinants of OPEC Market Share Stability." Fahad M. Al-Ajmi, 1989-90. J. Strathman

"The Relationship Between School Integration and Student Attitude Toward Residential Racial Integration." David A. Johnson, 1989-90. G. Blake


"Hospital Responses to a Nursing Shortage: Policy Issues and Professional Implications." Marlene L. Smith, 1988/89. S. Adler

"Hedonic Hedonic Analysis of Gasoline Retailing." Soleman A. Al-Bassir, 1988/89. J. Strathman

"Population Determinants of Social Change: An Analysis of the Age Composition of the United States from 1920 to 1983." Guy N. Burkhardt, 1988/89. J. O'Brien (PA)

"The Long-Term Psychological Impacts of Caregiving on Caregivers of Persons with Stroke." Alice Scannell, 1988/89. N. Chapman

"A Preliminary Analysis of Beneficiary Status and Post-Hospital Placement Before and After the Implementation of Medicare's Prospective Payment System." Ann Wilkinson, 1988/89. J. Lansdowne

"Self-Concept Competency of National Aeronautics and Space Administration Research and Development Managers." Mark A. Beymer, 1988/89. S. Edner

"Urban Service Delivery System and Federal Government Bureaucracy: A Structural Analysis of Spatial Distribution of Water Supply in a Suburban Community of Metropolitan Lagos." Mike Mbanaso, 1988/89. J. Lansdowne

"Caregiving for Parents and Caregiving for Children: The Differential Effects on Job Stress and Absenteeism." Linda Boise, 1988/89. N. Chapman

"The Formation and Expansion of High Technology Firms in Metropolitan Areas." Oliver Orjiako, 1988/89. C. Abbott


"A Study of Ability to Choose Appropriate Conflict Behavior Determined by the Relationship Between Locus of Control of Conflict Behavior Styles." Mary H. Zinkin, 1987/88. J. Lansdowne

"Determinants of the Spatial Distribution of Peri-Urban to Rural Agriculture in the United States." Ibrahim Amin Asad Abdel-Karim, 1987/88. W. Rabiega

"A Critical Study of Communciations in Land Use Hearings." Douglas J. Warren, 1987/88. C. Bolton

"The Impact of Physical Environment on the Social Climate of Two Jails." James G. Houston, 1987/88. D. Gibbons

"Residential Care Facilities: Resident Characteristics and Public Policy." Sharon Anice Baggett, 1987/88. S. Adler

"The Development of a Social Network Following Geographic Relocation." Joan E. Starker, 1987/88. N. Chapman

"Direct and Indirect Costs of Tinnitus: Factors for Decision-Making." Gloria E. Reich, 1987/88. N. Chapman

"Adolescent Shoplifting and Situational Stimuli." James A. Chambers, 1987/88. C. Tracy

"The Trunk A Network in Nigeria: The Issues of Connectivity and Accessibility." O.R. Owen, 1987/88. W. Rabiega


"Technology Impact Assessment: The Effectiveness of Advanced Instructional Technology in Remedying Learning Difficulties of Disadvantaged Youngsters in an Urban Setting." Wossen Encubahre, 1986/87. M. Paglin

"Effects of Stress and Social Support on Maternal Attachment with a Handicapped Infant." Cecelia Capuzzi, 1986/87. N. Chapman

"Producer Cooperatives and Industrial Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Performances of Cooperative and Conventional Plywood Plants." Youssef Khodaparast, 1986/87. J. Strathman

"Analysis of Problem Solving Groups with Feedback Intervention Using a Systematic Multiple Level Observation of Groups." Donna Buchanan Schantz, 1986/87. J. Lansdowne

"An Analysis of the Shift of Employment toward Multi-Sectoral Services Industries in California: 1960 - 1980." Adamu Aylew, 1986/87. J. Strathman

"Interregional Competition in the Wood Products Industry: An Econometric Spatial Equilibrium Approach." Hossein Haeri, 1986/87. A. Rufolo


"Women's Labor Supply and Commuting Behavior: A Time-Budget Analysis." Ta-Win Lin, 1985/86. K. Dueker

"Physical Illness and Depression: Changes Over Time in Middle Aged and Elderly Persons." Ann K. Williams, 1985/86. R. Schulz

"Socialization and Ideal Expectations for the Health Professional Role in the Provision of Quality Terminal Care for the Urban Elderly." Margaret Beth Neal, 1985/86. L. Cain

"Elderly Stroke Victims and Their Partners: A Longitudinal Study of Social Support and Well-Being Changes Associated With a Disabling Stroke." Marie T. Rau, 1985/86. R. Schulz

"Determinants of the Variations in the Presence of the Subfamily in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: 1980." John Ossaiedeme Umude, 1985/86. W. Rabiega


"Retirement Satisfaction and the Timing of the Retirement Age: An Analysis of Retirees and Older Workers." Donna E. Stuteville, 1984/85. C. White

"Stepfamily Adjustment: A Balance Theory Analysis Including the Non-Custodial Parent as a Member of the Family System." Margaret L. Fujita, 1984/85. N. Chapman

"Municipal Water Use: An Oregon Case Study." Ibrahim M. Shukri, 1984/85. K. Dueker

"Economic Determinants of Residential Mortgage Choice." Marvin J. Horowitz, 1984/85. A. Rufolo

"The Measurement of Change in Well-Being in a Longitudinal Study of Pre- and Post-Retirees." Marie P. Beaudet, 1984/85. B. Stewart

"The Impact of Social Networks on Mortality, Disease Incidence, and Disease Progression." Mary Bahner Maxwell, 1984/85. N. Chapman

"Subsidized Housing for Seniors: A Comparative Study of Management Styles." Thelma Lofquist, 1984/85. M. Weitman

"Spatial Clustering of Sector Linked Industry in an Urban Economy." Colleen Greer Acres, 1984/85. J. Strathman

"Growing Old and Going Straight: Examining the Role of Age in Criminal Career Termination." Annette Jolin, 1984/85. D. Gibbons

"From Whitechapel to Old Town, the Life and Death of the Skid Row District Portland, Oregon." Chris Sawyer, 1984/85. L. Cain


"The Placement Information Base: Its Utility and Meaning for Nursing Home Placement Decisions." Darlene S. McKenzie, 1983/84. B. Stewart

"Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity and Their Relationship to Effectiveness in the Substitute Teaching Services." Castilla Jack Ryan, 1983/84. J. Lansdowne

"An Exploratory Structural-Functional Analysis of American Urban Traditional and Alterative Public Secondary Schools." Mary Ellen Sweeney, 1983/84. D. Gibbons

"Fringe Area Growth in Metropolitan Portland: An Analysis of Space-Time Variations in Residential Housing and Land Conversion, 1970-1980." Sheku Gibril Kamara, 1983/84. K. Dueker

"Evaluating Urban Containment Programs." Arthur C. Nelson, 1983/84. K. Dueker
Dr. Arthur C. (Christian “Chris”) Nelson, FAICP, is Presidential Professor of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah where he is also Director of the Metropolitan Research Center.

"The Outcomes of a Quality Circle Program in an Electronics Manufacturing Firm." Martin L. Abbott, 1983/84. G. Blake

"Urban Housing Policy Evaluation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." Tarek A. Fadaak, 1983/84. S. Sharpe

"The Effects of Scattered Site Public Housing Projects on School Performance in a Northwest Urban Community." James N.J. Kollie, 1983/84. A. Rufolo

"The Contribution of Social Support to the Successful Functioning of Men with Epilepsy." Diane L. Pancoast, 1983/84. N. Chapman

"The Role of the Family in Delinquency Causation: An Interactional View." James W. Burfeind, 1983/84. D. Gibbons

"Peri-Urban Agriculture in Western Washington: An Identification of Factors of Potential Influence to the Development of a Metropolitan Food Policy." William H. Grey III, 1983/84. S. Edner


"The Articulation of Formal and Informal Helping: The Influence of Organizational Context and Relationships Between Professional and Lay Caregivers." Priscilla J. Kimboko, 1982/83. N. Chapman

"Social Support and Well-Being in Middle-Aged and Elderly Spinal Cord Injured Persons: A Social-Psychological Analysis." Susan D. Decker, 1982/83. R. Schulz

"The Health Policy Gap: Income, Health Insurance and Source of Care Effects on Utilization of and Access to Dental, Physician and Hospital Services by Oregon Households." Constance Hall Fitzgerald, 1982/83. N. Toulan

"Causes and Consequences of Divorce in Late Life." Keren Brown Wilson, 1982/83. L. Cain

"The Impact of Tourism on the Pattern of Economic Activity in Portland, Oregon." Alphaeus O. Ohakweh, 1982/83. W. Rabiega

"External Dependence and National Urban Development Policy: A Structural Analysis of Graduate Unemployment in Nairobi, Kenya." Fantu Cheru, 1982/83. C. White


"Trouble in River City: An Analysis of An Urban Vice Probe." Joseph Uris, 1981/82. H. Maynard

"Police Patrol Deployment in Small Urban Centers: An Application of Integrated Management Decision-Making." Robert Taylor, 1981/82. C. Tracy

"The Assessment of Service Providers' Attitudes Toward Working with Older Clients in an Urban Social Service System." Marilyn D. Petersen, 1981/82. N. Chapman

"Portland Youth Advocates' Contact Center Program (1970-79): An Idiographic Study." Michael G. Horowitz, 1981/82. C. Abbott

"Coping with Stress Following a Natural Disaster: The Volcanic Eruption of Mt. St. Helens." Shirley A. Murphy, 1981/82. B. Stewart

"Housing the Low-Income, Urban Elderly: A Role for the Single Room Occupancy Hotel." Mary A. Burki, 1981/82. N. Toulan

"Impacts of Environmental Design on Residential Crowding." Tieh-Yeu Huang, 1981/82. N. Chapman

"The Measurement of Economic Diversification with Reference to Regional Unemployment." Adil El-Haimus, 1981/82. W. Rabiega

"Development of an Operational System for Monitoring Changes in Subarea Residential Housing Status." Harold C. Mba, 1981/82. N. Toulan


"The Effect of Costs and Constraints on the Optimum Employment Combination of Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty at Urban Community Colleges." Zoe Annette Arrington, 1980/81. R. Halley

"Community Impacts on Organizational Interaction." Frederick Keast, 1980/81. J. O'Brien

"Organizational Innovation in a Professional School: A Case Study." Marie Streng Berger, 1980/81. J. Lansdowne

"An Analysis of Environmental, Social and Personal Dimensions and Their Relationship to Psychological Well-Being in Late Life." Renee Alexander Tissue, 1980/81. B. Stewart

"Citizen Advocacy Groups - An Intervention Strategy: A Case Study of the Community Coalition for School Integration in Portland, Oregon." Patricia Rumer, 1980/81. J. Lansdowne


"An Exploratory Analysis of the Response of Urban Police to Labor Radicalism." Dennis E. Hoffman, 1979/80. D. Gibbons

"Institutional Economics and Urban Political Economy." Forrest Blodgett, 1979/80. J. Lansdowne

"Welfare Stigmatization and the Elderly: The Case of the Supplemental Security Income Program." Peter Man, 1979/80. D. Montgomery

"Informal Group Participation and Life Outcomes of the Frail, Urban Elderly." Donna L. Wagner, 1979/80. L. Cain

"An Observational Study of Service Provider/Client Dyadic Interactions." Joan Behn, 1979/80. H. Maynard

"An Impact Evaluation of Home Improvement Loans on Neighborhood Decline: The Case of Portland, Oregon." Geraldine Larkin, 1979/80. J. Lansdowne


"A Tale of Two Cities: Public Housing and Municipal Revenue Policy Making in San Jose, Costa Rica and San Salvador, El salvador." Barrett MacDougall, 1978/79. D. West

"Social Control Theory and Delinquency." Michael Wiatrowski, 1978/79. D. Gibbons

"Public Education Finance: Urban/Rural Tax Burden Distribution." Omer Ertur, 1978/79. J. Lansdowne

"The Portland Boundary Commission: A Case Study." Marvin Price, 1978/79. R. Cease

"Negotiating the Guilty Plea." Kathryn Farr, 1978/79. D. Gibbons

"Adoption of Children in Foster Care: A Comparison of Progress Leading to Adoption by Foster Parents and Adoption by Others." Janet Lahti, 1978/79. A. Emlen

"Public Sector Collective Bargaining and Impasse Resolution: An Analysis of the Oregon Fact Finding Process." Martin Haney, 1978/79. W. Ellis


"Citizen Participation: Individual Political Behavior and the Federal Mandate." Rick Paulson, 1977/78. J. Lansdowne

"Organizational Decision Making and Participation in an Interorganizational Service Network." Vinod Chohan, 1977/78. J. O'Brien

"A Direct and Behavioral Travel Demand Model for Prediction of Campground Use by Urban Recreationists." Andre Kimboko, 1977/78. W. Rabiega


"Coordination in Social Service Systems: The Area Agency on Aging as a Case Study." Terri Wetle, 1976/77. J. O'Brien

"Local Government and Manpower Programs for the Disadvantaged: An Evaluation of the Portland Concentrated Employment Program." Lois Copperman, 1976/77. J. Lansdowne

"Does Urban Noise Represent a Hazard to Health?" Francis Storlie, 1976/77. M. Paglin

"Social Problems and Collaborative Planning: Toward a Theory and Model of Social Planning." Sister Marjorie Ille, 1976/77. N. Toulan

"The Effects of Urban-Rural Life Histories of the Aged on Urban Adaptation." Michael DeShane, 1976/77. J. O'Brien

"The Disposition of Reported Child Abuse." Marc Maden, 1976/77. Weiss

"Disengagement of Older People in an Urban Setting." Melvina Somers, 1976/77. L. Cain


"Is There a Case for In-Kind Income Transfers? An Analysis of the Low-Income Housing and Food Stamp Programs." Judith Barmack, 1974/75. M. Paglin

"The Relationship Between the Housing Environment and the Child's Behavior: Strategies for Adapting to Multi-Family Housing." Anthony Filipovitch, 1974/75. N. Chapman


"The Politics of General Revenue Sharing: The New Federalism in Urban Perspective." John C. Daley, 1973/74. J. Lansdowne

"Development of a Teacher Rating Instrument: Methodological Implications." Carole Gygi, 1973/74. D. West

Note: The following codes refer to areas of specialization:

(SP) = Urban Social Patterns & Human Development

(PA) = Policy Analysis

(URS) = Urban and Regional Structure

(RS) = Regional Science

(PAP) = Public Administration & Policy

Masters Theses

Hidden Hills, Hidden Meanings: A neighborhood Study. Terri Ewing. 1992-93. Carl Abbott

Satisfaction with Social Support among Recent Widows. Silverman, R. A. 1993.

Public Transportation for the Elderly: A neighborhood Area Fixed- Route Alternative. Richard James Burke. 1996-97. Rabiega

Korean-American Elders in Independent Living Arrangements. Shinok Lee. 1996-97. Chapman.

Reading Neighborhood Character: A Semiotic Analysis of three Portland Oregon Neighborhoods. Jodi Hanson Tanner. 1997. Chapman

Urban Traffic Arterials and the Sale Price of Single Family Houses in Portland: A Hedonic Analysis of Impacts. Wuest,P. 1997.

The Process of Neighborhood Development : The Role of Restrictive Covenants in the Development of Residential Neighborhoods. Eric David Hart. 1998-99. Carl Abbott

Special Focus Programs, Magnet Programs and schools and early childhood education centers: Equal access in Portland Public School's Elementary Options. Haulth, N. S. 2001.

Neighborhood pride team: An exploratory case study from inside out. Cadenasso, G. L. (2003).

Women adrift, sporting girls and the unfortunate poor: A gendered history of Homelessness in Portland 1900-1929. Serbulo, L. C. 2003.

The Road Called Aspire: A Quantitative School-Level Analysis of Oregon's Volunteer Mentor Program for Postsecondary Planning. Lund-Chaix, A.A. 2005.

Self-Help Support Groups: Choices in Participation among Women Facing Systematic Lupus Erthematosus (SLE). Pfeifer, M. A. 2005.

Barriers, Challenges, Opportunities and Suggestions for Sustainable Residential Development. Sterbentz, J. C. 2006.

College of Urban and Public Affairs
Ph.D. program in Public Administration and Policy
Dissertation Titles


Robinson, K. S. (2004). The Contribution of Social Trust and Reliance to Administrative Process. Public Administration, PSU.

Robison, B. P. (2004). A Qualitative Inquiry into a maturing field of organizational development godparents and gurus on potential professionalization. Unpublished Dissertation, PSU, Portland.


Kamman, G. A. (2003). Portraits in Resiliency. Unpublished Dissertation, PSU, Portland. L. McBride.

Gravel, J. E. S. (2003). Portrayals of Disability in the professional preparation of speech-language pathologists. Unpublished Dissertation, PSU, Portland. S. Adler.

Nishishiba, M. (2003). Assessing the impact of a Diversity Initiative in Local Government. Unpublished Dissertation, PSU, Portland. W. Ellis

Winegar, S. (2003). Motivation in the Workplace: An examination of psychological empowerment of Police Officers in Oregon. Unpublished Dissertation, PSU, Portland. C. Tracy.

Bright, L. A. (2003). An empirical investigation of the Intrinsic reward preferences of Washington County Oregon Employees. Unpublished Dissertation, PSU, Portland. D. Morgan.

Banyan, M. (2003). Civic infrastructure organizational civic capacity and service learning: A community capacity building model. Unpublished Dissertation, PSU, Portland. D. Morgan.


The Effects of Parent Care and Child Care Role Quality on work outcomes among dual-earner couples in the Sandwiched generation. Angela Rickard. 2002. M. Neal.


Patient Satisfaction in A Changing HMO Environment. Vivian Tong, 2001. S. Gelmon .

Community Leadership and Public Involvement in Policy Making : A case Study of Milton Freewater, Oregon. Susan Rost Jackson, 2001. B. Yesilada.

Why and Where pedestrians are injured in Multnomah county, Oregon: a Multi-Method analysis of the relationship between the pedestrian, the street environment, and the traffic safety policies 1995-2000. Mary Dahlgren Gunnels, 2001. J. Sobel.

A Comparative case of study of employee work stations. Richard James Van Orden, 2001. H. Kass.


Implementation of the Direct Supervision Jail Management Program: A Study of the Multnomah County Detention Center and the Inverness Jail. Bruce Bikle, 1999-00. G. Perlstein.

Teenage Intimate Partner Violence: An Exploratory Study. Clarice Bailey, 1999-00. B. Stipak.

An Analysis of the Anticipated Effects on Budgetary Reform at Portland State University. Jay Kenton, 1999-00. D. O'Toole.

Performance of Governmental and Nongovernmental Organizations in Family Planning Implementation: Jordan as a Case Study. Khalaf Hadded, 1999-00. E. Kutza.

Elderly Migration and Risk Factors of the Grey Gold or Gray Peril. Leland Coxe, 1999-00. E. Kutza.

The Sustainability of Federations: A Case Study of the Federation for Children and Youth. Joseph Suggs, 1999-00. S. Gelmon.

Characteristics of CareOregon Members Who use the Emergency Department for Medically Unnecessary Conditions. Keith Neely, 1999-00. S. Gelmon

The Role and the Performance of Governmental and Non Governmental Organizations in Family Planning Implementation: Jordan as a Case Study. Khalaf al Hadded, 1999-00. E. Kutza.


An Empirical Assessment of Job Satisfaction and Voluntary Employee Turnover of Saudi Arabian Middle Level Civil Servants. Sami Ibrahim, 1998-99. W. Ellis.

Descriptive Development for the Multnomah County Ability Scale. Linda Malia, 1998-99. R. Lockwood.

Cost Benefit Analysis of Physician Assistants. Roderick Hooker, 1998-99. S. Gelmon.

The Effects of Mentoring on Work-Parenting Gains and Strains for Female AFDC Recipients in Subsidized Employment. Charlene Rhyne, 1998-99.

The Institutional Context of Natural Resources Management: A Case Study of Salmon Fisheries Management in the Columbia River Basin. Nancy Mundy, 1998-99. C. Shinn.

American Indian Elderly and Long-Term Care: Interorganizational Barriers to the Use of Oregon's Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waiver. Jo Isgrigg, 1998-99. E. Kutza.

Women's Social Citizenship in the Welfare State. Vicky Lovell, 1998-99. S. Adler.

The Value of Independence in Old Age. Paula Carder, 1998-99. D. Morgan.


A Dynamic Programming Model for Constrained Optimal Water Impact Fees, Volume Changes, and Capacity Expansion. Jianhua Guo, 1997-98. A. Rufolo.

The Detection and Treatment of Depression in a Large HMO. Gregory Nichols, 1997-98. T. Julnes Rapida.


An Analysis of Employee Responses to a Health Care Merger: Implications for Human Resources Planning. Gregory Lee, 1996-97. W. Ellis

State Funding for Special Education in Oregon: Calculating Cost Differentials of Social Education for Handicapped Students in Oregon School Districts. Kyung-sup Kim, 1996-97. A. Rufolo.

Chinese Administrative Reform: Its Impact on the Policy-Making Process After Mao. Meiru Liu, 1995-96. W. Ellis.


The Politics of Scenery: Scenic Resource Management in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area as a Case Study. Gordon Euler, 1995-96. S. Adler.

Impact of the Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965 on the Health Sciences Libraries in the Pacific Northwest. Leonoor Ingraham-Swets, 1995-96. W. Ellis.

Analyzing the Effect of Flexible Working Hours on Organization Performance and Employee Welfare: The Saudi Aramco Experience. Mohammed Al-Bishi, 1995-96. W. Ellis.

The Policy Role of the Senior Civil Servant in the Government of Yemen. Khalid al-Akwaa, 1995-96. W. Ellis.


Performance Appraisal in Organizational Cultural Context. Unoda Moyo, 1994-95. W. Ellis.


Portland's Multifamily Recycling Program: A Study of Coproduction Policy Implementation and Citizen Involvement. William Barry Messer, 1993-94. S. Adler.

A Case Study of the Acceptance of the Tacoma-Pierce County Needle Exchange Program by Three Diverse Groups: Law Enforcement Personnel, Health Department Officials, and Intravenous Drug Users (IVDUs). Lauren Sue Ibrahim, 1993-94. L. Cain

State Policy and Public Administration Impacts on an Emerging Industry: The Wine Industry in Oregon and Washington. Anthony G. White, 1993-94. W. Ellis

The Impact of Enterprise Zones on Employment. Terry Van Allen, 1993-94. D. O'Toole

Oregon Primary Care Physicians' Support for Health Care Reform. Timothy Alan Baker, 1993-94. T. Julnes

Total Quality Management: The Case for the Public Sector; A Comparative Study of the Implementation of Total Quality Management in Three Health Care Organizations. Mohammed Abu Zayed, 1993-94. D. O'Toole

The Impact of Collective Bargaining on the Civil Service Merit System in Oregon. David K. Blanchard, 1993-94. W. Ellis


The Impact of Organization Climate on the Relationship Between Job Characteristics and Job Satisfaction: An Empirical Assessment of Public Sector Managers. Unsuk Song, 1991-92. W. Ellis

Complete List of TSUSP dissertations, 1973-2011

Master Thesis

Reading Neighborhood Character: A Semiotic Analysis of three Portland Oregon Neighborhoods. Jodi Hanson Tanner, 1996 - 97. N. Chapman.