Research & Professional Development Series

In this series, public policy students, faculty, and practitioners will share their experiences and expertise in conducting various applied and academic public policy efforts. RPD sessions include on-going research presentations and discussions/presentations regarding professional development both inside and outside of the academy. Typically, these sessions are organized as faculty and student panel discussions or in the alternative, as research presentations. Past sessions have included topics on dissertation preparation and management of graduate study stressors.

For the PUBP Research and Professional Development Series please contact Dr. Valerie H. Hunt at vhunt@uark.edu if you have questions or suggestions.

Fall 2017 RPD Sessions


  • Monday, April 2nd, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Old Main 430
    • Rachael Moyer (University of Arkansas) will present a paper titled, Expounding Distinctions Among Individually Held Values and Beliefs to Explain Policy Preferences Toward Water Management Policies 
    • Creed Tumlison (University of Arkansas), Geoboo Song (University of Arkansas) and Michale D. Jones (Oregon State University) will present a paper titled, Policy Narratives, Knowledge (In)Congruence, and Preference toward Regulatory Policies on Hydraulic Fracturing