Projects

Funded Projects

2016

External Evaluator with J. Redman, The Pennsylvania State University, Principal Investigator. 2DCC: Two Dimension Crystal Collaboration. Research contract with the National Science Foundation. 

2015

External Evaluator with M Feineman, The Pennsylvania State University, and M Kohn, Boise State University, Principal Investigators. PIRE: ExTerra Field Institute and Research Endeavor (EFIRE). Research contract with the National Science Foundation.

2014

External Evaluator with P.K. Murphy, Principal Investigator. Integrating Quality Talk Professional Development to Enhance Professional Vision and Leadership for STEM Teachers in High-Need Schools. Research contract with the National Science Foundation, $1,122,960.

External Evaluator, Juniata Valley Consortium Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, Health Resources and Services Administration planning program award to Skills of Central Pennsylvania and Juniata Valley Consortium, $83,418.

Project Director. 2015 Pennsylvania Youth Survey Design, Implementation, Analysis, and Reporting. Research contract with Pennsylvania Comission on Crime and Delinquency. $678,999. 

Researcher with J. Frank, Principal Investigator. Phase III of Mapping Effective Planning Board Service Delivery. Research contract with Pennsylvania Comission on Crime and Delinquency. $172,804.

2013

Project Director. 2013 Pennsylvania Youth Survey Implementation, Analysis, and Reporting. Research contract with Pennsylvania Comission on Crime and Delinquency. $614,488.

2012

External Evaluator. 2012 NABT Faculty Professional Development Summit Focuses On Vision and Change. National Science Foundation professional development award with National Association of Biology Teachers, $17.700. (see website for project evaluation)

External Evaluator. STEPping Up: An Interdisciplinary Mentoring Network to Recruit and Retain STEM Majors. National Science Foundation Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) award to St. Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania, $298,496.

Project Co-Director with E. Fuller. Factors associated with loan defaults of community college students in developmental education. Research contract between the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation and the Penn State College of Education, $10.000.

Project Manager with D. Mackenzie. Pennsylvania Youth Survey Design. Research contract with Pennsylvania Comission on Crime and Delinquency and Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, $44,486.

2011

Project Co-Director with R. L. Clausen. Pennsylvania Title IID Program Evaluation. Research contract between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Penn State College of Education, $67,500.

Project Co-Director with R. L. Clausen. Year 5 of Classrooms for the Future Evaluation. Research contract between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Penn State College of Education, $71,000.

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. National and regional economic impact of general aviation in the United States. Research contract between the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Institute for Research in Training and Development, Penn State College of Education, $133,000.

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Social networks supporting business development of Centre County. Research contract between the Centre County Industrial Development Corporation and the Institute for Research in Training and Development, Penn State College of Education, $20,000.

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Economic impact of Liberty Bell Motorsports Park and Campground. Memorandum of Agreement between Liberty Bell Motorsports Park and Campground and the Center for Regional Economic and Workforce Analysis, Office of Public Partnerships and Engagement, Penn State Outreach, $10,000.

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Economic impact of table egg production in Pennsylvania. Memorandum of Agreement between the College of Agricultural Sciences, Poultry Science Department and the Center for Regional Economic and Workforce Analysis, Office of Public Partnerships and Engagement, Penn State Outreach, $8,000.

2010

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Blair County’s competitive economic advantage. Memorandum of Agreement between the Altoona Blair County Development Corporation and the Center for Regional Economic and Workforce Analysis, Office of Public Partnerships and Engagement, Penn State Outreach, $1,000.

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Labor market analysis in support of litigation defense. Memorandum of Agreement between Campbell Durrant Beatty Palombo & Miller PC and the Center for Regional Economic and Workforce Analysis, Office of Public Partnerships and Engagement, Penn State Outreach, $1,500.

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Cumberland county demographics, county projections by age, and market segmentation of residents and their families. Memorandum of Agreement between the Claremont Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center and the Center for Regional Economic and Workforce Analysis, Office of Public Partnerships and Engagement, Penn State Outreach, $5,000.

Project Associate. The GridSTAR Center (Smart Grid Training Application Resource Center). Contract between U.S. Department of Energy and the Penn State Center for Sustainability, $5,000,000, Workforce Education and Development Initiative, $110,000.

2009

Project Director. Energy workforce trends and training requirements. Memorandum of Agreement between Regional Technology Services, Inc. and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development within the contract ($150,000) with the Appalachian Regional Commission, $31,000.

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Research and assessment of the transition path for health sciences careers. Memorandum of Agreement between the Life Science Career Alliance and the Center for Regional Economic and Workforce Analysis, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $22,000.

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Analysis of the powdered metallurgy part manufacturing industry in northcentral Pennsylvania. Memorandum of Agreement between North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and Center for Regional Economic and Workforce Analysis, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $100,000.

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Development of the Center for Labor Market Research and Recruitment. Memorandum of Agreement between Worldclass Industrial Networks and the Center for Regional Economic and Workforce Analysis within contracts with Hillman Foundation, Benedum Foundation, and Mellon of New York Foundation, $350,000.

2008

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Estimation of economic impact of Cheswicke Town Centre in East Hempfield, Pennsylvania. Memorandum of Agreement between Clark Resources and the Center for Regional Economic and Workforce Analysis, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $9,000. 

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Analysis of the Impact of the  Construction of a Natural Gas Pipeline in Southern Pennsylvania by Dominion Transmission, Inc.  Memorandum of Agreement between Dominion Gas and the Center for Regional Economic and Workforce Analysis, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $5,000. 

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Estimation of economic impact of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind. Memorandum of Agreement between Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and the Center for Regional Economic and Workforce Analysis, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $3,000. 

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Calculations of regional economic impact of construction of electricity line transmission in eastern Pennsylvania. Memorandum of Agreement between PPL Corporation and Workforce Assessment Center, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $3,000. 

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Economic, demographic, and workforce analysis and professional development for western Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Boards. Memorandum of Agreement between Penn State Electro-Optics Center and Workforce Assessment Center, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $50,000. 

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Measuring the economic impact of Pennsylvania youth in transition: An analysis of geocoded longitudinal data about the correlates of secondary school completion in central Pennsylvania. Memorandum of Agreement between the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation and Workforce Assessment Center, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $10,000. 

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Measuring the economic impact of Pennsylvania youth in transition: Development of a protocol for merging information from education, training, and social programs in central Pennsylvania with QCEW and wage record reports from the UI program. Memorandum of Agreement between the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation and Workforce Assessment Center, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $10,000. 

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Regional economic and workforce information about the energy sector in southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Memorandum of Agreement between World Class Industrial Networks and Workforce Assessment Center, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $9,000.

2007

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Analysis of electrical rate cap data for Pennsylvania and United States. Memorandum of Agreement between Regional Economic Models, Inc. and Workforce Assessment Center, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $1,000. 

Project Co–Director with R. M. Baker & W. Paletski. Development of environmental, health, and safety workshops and educational needs assessment for the funeral home sector. Project through Penn State’s Thematic Initiative Fund, $10,000. 

Project Co-Director with D. L. Passmore. Calculations of regional economic indicators for the Greater Upper Perkiomen Valley, Pennsylvania. Memorandum of Agreement between Delta Development Group and Workforce Assessment Center, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $6,000. 

Project Co-Director with D. L. Passmore. Calculations of regional economic and demographic indicators for Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Memorandum of Agreement between Delta Development Group and Workforce Assessment Center, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $9,000. 

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Forecast of economic, population, and employment consequences of the closing of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base. Contract from the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board to the Workforce Assessment Center, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $99,698.

Project Director. Current and anticipated labor market for long–term care workers in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Contract from the Bucks County Workforce Investment Board to the Workforce Assessment Center, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Penn State Outreach, $40,986.

2006

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Benchmarking performance and competitiveness of the Pennsylvania plastics industry, a project within Pennsylvania plastics initiative: integrating workforce, economic development and education resources for a comprehensive industry response. Contract from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration to the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board and Penn State University, $75,000 within a $4,900,000 contract. 

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Occupational forecasts for Pennsylvania plastics industries, a project within Pennsylvania plastics initiative: integrating workforce, economic development and education resources for a comprehensive industry response. Contract from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration to the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board and Penn State University, $50,000 within a $4,900,000 contract. 

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. Support for research and development of David L. Passmore and Rose M. Baker related to information markets. Gift from Human Resource Institute to Management Development Programs & Services, Penn State Outreach, $5,000.

Project Co–Director with D. L. Passmore. A proposal for professional development presentation at a WEDnet Pennsylvania Training and Development Conference. Memorandum of Agreement between WEDnet Pennsylvania and Management Development Programs & Services, Penn State Outreach, $3,000.