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Southeastern Conference for Public Administration

The Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) was established in 1978 in order to facilitate the promotion of public administration research, scholarship, and professionalism throughout the Southeastern United States. Prior to its formation, southeastern-based chapters of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) organized annual Southeast Regional Conferences.

2019 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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David Lehman
Baton Rouge, LA

How Uncertainty in Merit-Based Scholarship Funding Affects Higher Education Enrollment:
A Louisiana State University Case Study

Evaluating Municipal Solid Waste Tax Policies in California

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Oluwatobi Adeleke
Baton Rouge, LA

How Uncertainty in Merit-Based Scholarship Funding Affects Higher Education Enrollment:
A Louisiana State University Case Study

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Megan Melancon
Prairieville, LA

 

How Uncertainty in Merit-Based Scholarship Funding Affects Higher Education Enrollment:
A Louisiana State University Case Study

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Maurice Kirksey
Slidell, LA

Would Comprehensive Sex Education Improve Practical Knowledge of Human Sexuality and Safe Sex Practices?

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John Lewis
Baton Rouge, LA

Would Comprehensive Sex Education Improve Practical Knowledge of Human Sexuality and Safe Sex Practices?

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Paige Bethea
Baton Rouge, LA

Would Comprehensive Sex Education Improve Practical Knowledge of Human Sexuality and Safe Sex Practices?

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Macee Spencer
Denham Springs, LA

The Connection Between Public Transportation and Unemployment in Baton Rouge

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Emmy Hicks
Baton Rouge, LA

Role of Federal Oversight in Consumer Organic Awareness

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Nicole Wesley
Baton Rouge, LA

Role of Federal Oversight in Consumer Organic Awareness

2018 - Birmingham, Alabama

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Spencer Majka 
Cleveland, OH

 Local Government’s Utilization of Modern Websites to Promote Government to Better Engage with Residents

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Garrett Miles
Baton Rouge, LA

 Local Government’s Utilization of Modern Websites to Promote Government to  Better Engage with Residents

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Peyton Wells
Baton Rouge, LA

Saying Farewell to Obesity

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Aderonke Ibironke
Kalamazoo, MI

Saying Farewell to Obesity

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Emmy Hicks
Thibodaux, LA

The Role of Federal Oversight in Consumer Organic Awareness: The Case of Food & Cosmetics

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Nicole Wesley
Baton Rouge, LA

The Role of Federal Oversight in Consumer Organic Awareness: The Case of Food & Cosmetics 


The Tipping Point: Mitigating Skepticism of Scientific Evidence in Policymaking 

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Will Minton
Greensburg, PA

Teaching: A Profession in Crisis

Strengthening the Culture of Parenting: Local Government’s Role in Forging Community Coalitions Around A Common Vision

2017 - Hollywood, FL

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Cornelius Tray Hall
Baton Rouge, LA

A Required Response: Police Reform Measures in the 21st Century 

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Jordan Rubin
Lafayette, LA

A Required Response: Police Reform Measures in the 21st Century

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Quintin Taylor
Baton Rouge, LA

Solving Economic, Workforce, and State Budget Challenges

2016 - Raleigh, NC

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Daniel Bosch
Franklinton, LA

Social media use during the aftermath of disasters as a means of coordinating relief efforts and rescue.

*Finalist for 2016 Robert Kline Award for best Master's Student Conference Paper

2015 - Charleston, SC

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Mason Hess
Borderlonville, LA

Learning the hard Way: Examining, Through Comparative Case Studies, How State Emergency Management Agencies Learn Lessons.

*Awarded 2015 Robert Kline Award for Best Master's Student Conference Paper

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Karen Holton
Baton Rouge, LA

Interview Bias and Gender Non-Conforming Applicants

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Peter Jenkins
Alexandria, LA

Interview Bias and Gender Non-Conforming Applicants