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March 2022

While away in the Republic of Georgia as a Fulbright scholar, MURP Program Director and Associate Professor Dr. Evangeline Linkous was featured in a Tampa Bay Times article. She described how Ukraine's struggles during the ongoing war with Russia feels very personal to Georgians. Still, Georgia has two important reasons for optimism at this critical juncture.

February 2022

Associate Professor Dr. Elizabeth Strom was interviewed for a FOX 13 News article on the proposed tenant bill of rights ordinance, in which she believes the income discrimination portion is the one drawing the most attention.

On the latest episode of the United Way Suncoast "Freedom To Rise" podcast (aired on Feb. 21st), Associate Professor Dr. Elizabeth Strom discusses the statewide eviction moratorium during the pandemic, what local non-profit organizations can do to assist in affordable housing and rent control, and solutions to this crisis moving forward.

January 2022

Associate Professor Dr. Elizabeth Strom appeared on Ernest Hooper's "That's All I'm Saying" show (aired on Jan. 6th). She was interviewed on Tampa Bay's hot housing market, which has led to a housing crisis in a region that already lacks affordable housing. They explore the reasons behind this crisis and discuss what Tampa Bay leaders are doing about it.

2021

October 2021

Assistant Professor Dr. Peng Chen has ranked among the top 2% of the most-cited scientists in the world by a Stanford University study published in October 2021. This prestigious ranking is based on the bibliometric information contained in a citation database, and it includes more than 190,000 researchers from the more than 8 million scientists considered to be active worldwide. Recognition in this ranking underscores the impact his research has on a global scale.

August 2021

Research Associate Steven Fernandez and USF MURP student Gerald Galloway were featured in a Tampa Bay Times article on the use of 3D scanning technology to help support the preservation of Tampa’s historic Union Station.

May 2021

MPA Program Director and Associate Professor Dr. Stephen Aikins was featured in a Tampa Bay Times article on how Biden’s American Rescue Plan represents a one-time funding opportunity for many cities and counties to address longstanding barriers to creating healthy and equitable communities.

2020

September 2020

Associate Professor Dr. Elizabeth Strom was interviewed for a Tampa Bay Times article on the value of having a variety of options in the housing market, such as tiny home communities.

July 2020

MPA Program Director and Associate Professor Dr. Stephen Aikins was selected by WalletHub, among a group of experts in the country, to share his thoughts on the relationship between higher tax burden and better public services, efficient use of tax dollars, and how governments can handle the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic efficiently.

May 2020

Associate Professor Dr. Stephen Neely, along with Dr. Joshua Scacco from USF's Department of Communication, were featured in a Tampa Bay Times article on the results from the Sunshine State Survey about COVID-19 and Floridians support of mitigation efforts.

In recognition of Public Service week, School Director and Clinical Professor Dr. Ron Sanders authored a piece for Government Executive on balancing freedom and responsibility on the front lines of public service, as the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified Americans’ love-hate relationship with their government.

2019

July 2019

MURP Program Director and Master Instructor Dr. Mark Hafen was interviewed by reporter Liz Burch from WTSP (CBS) Channel 10 News about the increasing rate of Tampa Bay's water sea level rise, as climate change continues to impact our area and the people who live here.

March 2019

MPA Program Director and Associate Professor Dr. Stephen Aikins was selected by WalletHub, among a group of experts in the country, to share his thoughts on the responses to the 2019 National Taxpayers Survey conducted by the WalletHub Organization in Washington, D.C.

School Director and Clinical Professor Dr. Ron Sanders appeared on a segment of the Suncoast View where he provided "cyber hygiene" tips for keeping our online data safe, especially as we leave ourselves vulnerable to hackers while on Spring Break vacation.

2018

December 2018

Associate Professor Dr. Elizabeth Strom spoke about affordable housing issues on WUSF’s "Florida Matters" podcast. She was part of a panel considering new ways to approach local housing issues.