My research interests concern the fields of public policy, American politics, and research methodology. My primary area of research is in the field of public policy with a particular interest in policy implementation and education policy reforms. I am actively engaged in academic, applied, and pedagogical research traditions and have gained valuable training in designing and implementing projects of interest throughout my academic career.
||Weiher, Gregory, Noah Kaplan, Christina Hughes, and Joseph Howard. 2006. "Hispanic College Attendance and the State of Texas GEAR UP Program" Review of Policy Research 23 (5): 1035-1051.|
||Nitta, Keith, Sharon Wrobel, Jospeh Howard and Ellen Eddings. 2009. “Leading Change of a School District Reorganization” Public Performance and Management Review 32 (3): 463-488|
||Howard, Joseph, Sharon Wrobel and Keith Nitta. 2010. “Implementing Change in an Urban School District: A Case Study of the Reorganization of the Little Rock School District.” Public Administration Review 70 (6): 934-941.|
Education Policy PRIMARY
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY