Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

University of Alaska Anchorage

Previous Capstones

 

Year Author Title Client
2017 Robert, Zach Exploring the Viability of a Performing Arts Facility in a Medical Campus Akeela Development
2017 Burkhead,Carla Exploring a Process to Assess Municipal Plan Implementation Municipality of Anchorage
2016 Morris,Kaitlin Examining the Potential of Mentorship as a Recruitment & Retention Strategy In the Anchorage Police Department Anchorage Police Department
2016 Polzin,Nikki The Examination of Sexual Assault in Context: House Bill 126 for the Alaska National Guard and State Code of Military Justice The Alaska Army National Guard
2016 Racki,David People Mover Ridership and Sales: How its Riders are Utilizing Prepaid Ridership Options People Mover Anchorage
2015 Benge,Kristen Examining Defined Contribution Plans and the Anchorage Police Department Anchorage Police Department
2015 Jackson,Ellie Exploring Barriers to Recruiting and Retaining Alaska Native CASA Volunteers Alaska CASA, Office of Public Advocacy
2015 Krisintu,Nantia An Examination of Alaska’s Response to Chlamydia Department of Health and Social Services
2015 Sawyer,Amber Choice, Not Command: The Next Steps Forward in Alaskan Anit-Discrimination Identity, Inc
2014 Chadwick,David Evacuation vs Shelter in Place Making the Critical Decision: An Examination of Evacuation Critical Decision Making during Catastrophic Disasters. Alaska Regional Hospital
2014 Ferguson,Caitlin Barriers to Access: Exploring Factors that Inhibit Use of Over-The Counter Pharmacy Sales as a Source of Sterile Needles and Syringes Alaska HIV Planning Group
2013 Arnett,Heather Recommendations to Strenthen Alaska’s Regional Development Organizations Alaska State Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
2013 Brady,Kennis Youth Nordic Skiing Programs in Rural Alaska Director of Outreach, Arctic Winter Games
2013 Craig,Robert Projected Effects of a Wellness Program on a Local Non-Profit in Reducing Absenteeism, Turnover and Productivity Akeela Inc
2013 Enkvist,Crystal Identifying and Developing an Informal Network of Organizations Working to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect in Alaska Alaska Children’s Trust
2013 Hill,Mark Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety in Alaska CDR Jennifer Lincoln, Director of NIOSH Alaska Pacific Office
2013 Lundgren,Susan Producing and Distributing Electricity Generated with Alaska’s Natural Gas Meera Kohler, President/CEO Alaska Village Electric Cooperative
2013 Need,Harry Creating Shared Value for Enhanced Collective Impact United Way of Anchorage
2013 Parker,Khristy Effective Elements for Electronic Monitoring in Alaska Commissioner Alaska Department of Public Safety
2013 Price,Jennifer Staffing Analysis for the Police Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage University Police Department
2013 Schubert,Kristin Alaska Native Justice Center’s Adult Prisoner Re-entry Program Alaska Native Justice Center
2013 Stocker,Gregory Regional Feasibility of Community Correctional Responses to Domestic Violence in Alaska Alaska Department of Corrections
2013 Streiffiert,Sarah A Review of Alignment- Strategic Planning for the University of Alaska Anchorage Bill Spindle,
Vice Provost, Administrative Services University of Alaska Anchorage
2013 Swaintek,Kimberly Best and Emerging Practices in Habitat for Humanity ReStore Policies, Programs, and Volunteer Structures Anchorage Habitat for Humanity ReStore
2013 Talbert,Eric Analyzing Housing First Programs: Brother Francis Shelter’s Rapid Housing and other Housing First Models Catholic Social Services, Brother Francis Shelter
2013 Valente,Shana Bar Breakdown in Downtown Anchorage Stephen Smith, Deputy Chief, Anchorage Police Department
2012 Belnap, Ryan Living Wage for Alaska Anchorage Catholic Social Services’ Employees Anchorage AK Catholic Social Services
2012 Carter, Ashley Domestic Violence and Housing: Recommendations for Filling the Legislative Void in Alaska and Extending Housing Protections to Women Displaced by Intimate Partner Violence Suzi Pearson, Executive Director of Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis, Inc. (AWAIC)
2012 Collins, Carrie Strategies to Support Active Community Engagement and Participation in Community Land Trust Programs Anchorage Community Land Trust
2012 Heusser,
Heather Ann
Policy Report: Managing Oil and Gas Resources by Depth State of Alaska, Division of Oil and Gas
2011 Cortes,Millie A Formative Study of Anchorage’s Promise: The Five Promises Anchorage’s Promise: The Alliance for Youth
2011 Gray, Julia An Eight-Year Business Plan for the Expansion of the University of Alaska Anchorage Master of Public Administration Program 2011-2018 The University of Alaska Anchorage Master of Public Administration Program
2011 Kropke,Matt Food for Thought: An analysis of school breakfast implementation models Food Bank of Alaska
2011 Marshall, Dean Analysis of Prison Nursery Benefits and program strategies: Alaska Department of Corrections Opportunity for reduction in recidivism and improved bonding between incarcerated mothers and their infants Mark Erickson, MD, Psychiatrist Medical & Quality Improvement Director Behavioral Services Division Southcentral Foundation
2011 Mejia,Natalia Anchorage School District English Language Learner (ELL) Guidance Counselor Perceptions of Factors Contributing to an ELL Student Academic Success of Failure Imtiaz Azzam Anchorage School District
2011 Thompson, Kyle L An Examination of Alaskan Employers Who Fail to Provide Workers’ Compensation Insurance Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board
2011 Weglin,Amanda An Evaluation Tool and Indicators of Success for Cook Inlet Housing Authority’s Mountain View Revitalization Strategies Cook Inlet Housing Authority
2010 Beeker,Carol Implementation of a Facial Recognition Technology System in the Alaska Division of Mover Vehicles Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles
2010 Hickel, Kristi Brownfields in Alaska: Challengers and Opportunities for Land Redevelopment Policy Options in Rural Alaska Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
2010 Lau,Natalia Perfromance Measurement Options for the Denali Commission Solid Waste Program Denali Commission Solid Waste Program
2010 Lawley,Stephanie Housing Opportunities and Challenges for recently released offenders in Anchorage Alaska Judicial Council
2010 Narino,Olga Feasibility Study of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems in the Matanuska Susitna Borough Department of Emergency Services, Mat-Su Borough
2010 Nylander,Eric Opportunities and Challenges in effectively reducing Human-Wildlife conflict in Anchorage while adhering to Anchorage’s community values Anchorage Assembly Public Safety Committee
2010 Roberson,John H Cell Phone use while Driving: The policy research, crash statistics and citizen compliance.
2009 DeLong, Michelle Libraries and the Internet: Challenges Facing the Anchorage Public Libraries Anchorage Public Library
2009 Hedges, Barbara Survey of Composting as a Method of Waste Reduction at Northern Universities and Colleges UAA/NMS
2009 Hetrick, Willow A “Bottom-up” Approach to Create a Region-wide Natural Resource Management Plan Chugach Regional Resources Commission
2009 Myrstol, Tana Improving Diabetes Care:  An Assessment in a Community Clinic Setting Community Clinic at St. Francis House Springdale, Arkansas
2009 Poirier, Gina Volunteer Management Practices at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southcentral Alaska Boys and Girls Club
2009 Whitlock, John An Examination of the Factors that Influence the Relationship between Student Achievement and Teacher Turnover in the Anchorage School District ASD
2008 Alcorn, Doug Evaluation of th e1996 Protocol Amendment to the Migratory Bird Treaty with Canda Establishing the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-mandement Process Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council
2008 Benezra, David Senate Bill 160 and its Impact on the Health of Alaska The Alaska Healthcare Round Table
2008 Brown, Carey A Study to Determine Program Effectiveness UAA TRIO Programs: Upward Bound
2008 Cotta, Sabrina Problem – Oreiented Policing in Fairview:  A New Approach to the Area of 13th and Gambell Anchorage Police Department
2008 Crabb, Jed Wood Bison Restoration in Alaska: Complying with the Endangered Species Act Alaska Department of Fish and Game
2008 Hanssen, Elizabeth The Effectiveness of the Transition Assistance PRogram at Hurlburt Field, Florida Air Force Airman & Family Readiness Center, Hurlburt Field AFB, FL
2008 Helms, Justin Management Tools to Assis in the Evolution o fht eAlternative Dispute and Resolution Center Community Mediation Program The ADR Center Willmington, NC
2008 Jewell, Barb Prepairing New Graduate Nurses for the Intensive Care Unit Alaska Nursing Association
2008 Smith, Rebekah Increasing UAA’s International Student Body: Is the FESTU 2+2 Program and Effective Model? American Russian Center/International Support Office
2008 Varner, Andrew Economic Development Indicators in Rural Alaska: Exploratory Performance Measures for ARDOR Activities State of Alaska Office of Economic Development
2005 Czajkowski, Michelle Transportation Options At Bar Closing Time: Female Bar Patrons and Risk for Sexual Assault in Anchorage, Alaska Anchorage Police Department
2005 McCarthy, Linda Comparative Analysis of Hospice Bereavement Services in Alaska Hospice of Anchorage
2005 Matthews, Iris An Analysis of How Commonwealth North Can Create Relationship With the Universities in Alaska Commonwealth North
2005 Smith, Mike MPA Accreditation:  A Costs & Benefits Analysis of Gainins NASPAA Accreditation at UAA UAA MPA Program
2004 Charton, Heather Evaluation of Off Leash Areas Trial Period July 2003-September 2004 Municipality of Anchorage, Department of Health and Social Services
2004 Kale, Gretchen Employee Retention Study for Hope Community Resources, Inc. Employee Retention Study for Hope Community Resources, Inc.
2004 Moore, Melinda Collaboration Tools: A Study of Cook Inlet Tribal Council & Southcentral Foundation Collaboration Experience Bristol Bay Native Association
2004 Speier, Tracy In-State Contract Health Services & Emergency Care within the AK Tribal Health System:” A Policy Process Analysis Alaska Tribal Health Consortium
2004 Weaver, Aaron Is A Royalty in Kind Sale of Natural Gas Produced From Cook Inlet Leases in the State’s Best Interest? State of Alaska/Division of Oil and Gas office in Anchorage
2003 Atwell, James Needs Assessment of Anchorage’s Level A Laboratories in the Event of a Bioterrorism Event Sally Mead, Bio-terrorism and Public Health Workforce Coordinator, UAA
2003 Crum, Peter External Pay Equity for the St. Paul Police Department St. Paul Police Federation
2003 Ferry, Leann Alaska Women’s Environmental Network Program Evaluation Alaska Women’s Environmental Network
2003 Lind, Lucas Introducing Individual Development Accounts to Alaska Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
2003 Pearson, Suzi Salary Survey For Management Positions in Nonprofits The Foraker Group
2003 Smith, Stephen Organizational Learning in the Alaska Department of Corrections: The Management Perspective Alaska Department of Corrections
2003 Stover, Jodie The Music Education Network in Anchorage: Mapping Patterns of Cooperation and Leadership Turnagain Community Arts Alliance
2003 Williams, Linda A Case Study for a New Admission Model for the University of Alaska Anchorage Renee Carter Chapman, Vice Provost, University of Alaska Anchorage
2002 Conway, Ardith Risk for Depression and Employment Outcomes in the Alaskan Long-Term Temporary Assistant Recipient State of Alaska Department of Public Assistance
2002 Herzberger, Anna Spay/Neuter Policies & Procedures of the Anchorage Animal Control Center Anchorage Animal Control Center
2002 Richardson, Susan Linking Citizen Satisfaction with Performance Measures Municipality of Anchorage, Office of Management & Budget
2002 Roesler,
Heidi Brague
The Alaska Association of Nonprofits Corporation Needs Assessment The Alaska Association of Nonprofits Corporation
2001 Highland, Whitney The Permanent Fund Dividend and Its Effect on Welfare Recipients in Alaska: A Mechanism for Measurement Alaska State Senator Loren Leman
2001 Anderson,
Lana Warner
Best Practices in Performance Measurement Cheryl Frasca, Director, Municipality of Anchorage Office of Management and Budget
2001 Cannon, John Training Alaskan Development Disabilities Personnel: Effective Distance Delivery Strategies UAA Center for Human Development
2001 Deutscher, Alexis Corporate Giving and the March of Dimes in Alaska: Why Do Corporations Financially Support the March of Dimes? March of Dimes, Alaska Chapter
2001 Hill, Suzette General Characteristics & Analysis of Alcohol Consumption by Perpetrators & the Degree of Injury Sustained By Victims in Criminal Domestic Violence Cases Filed in the Palmer Courthouse, Alaska, A one Year Study: 2000 Valley Women’s Resource Center
2001 Holmquist, S. Marcus Alaska Future Aviation Architecture (AFAA) The Development of New Navigation Systems and Implementation FAA
2001 Johnson, Valerie The MPA Experience: An Alumni Assessment UAA MPA Program
2001 Aytch-Kopplemann, Rosanna An Analysis of How Commonwealth North Can Create Relationship With the Universities in Alaska Anchorage Neighborhood Housing Services & Anchorage Mutual Housing Association
2001 Nelson, Jill A Case Study on Preparing a Community Resource Guide for Victims of Trafficking in Anchorage, AK Immigration and Naturalization Service, Alaska District
2001 Troshynski, Jerry A Retrospective Case Study of Collaboration in Action in the Building of a Local Health and Human Services Infrastructure, 1988-2000 Mat Su Agency Partnership
2001 Warren, Adrienne Background Research for the Development of the Algnak National Wild River Management Plan National Park Service
2000 Foley, Marshall The Changing Role of Collegiate Men’s Gymnastics USA Gymnastics
2000 Gabel, Elizabeth Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority: The Need for Redress Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
2000 LaForest, Katharine Partnerships make a difference – A Study of School-to-Work Programs and Opportunities for the Community and Business Chugach North Technical Services, King Career Center, Alaska Native Program
2000 McBurney, Mary Participatory Research:  A Strategy for Improving Tribal Participation in the Federal Subsistence Fisheries Program US Secretary of the Interior
2000 Preston, Mark Management Training for New Child Protection Supervisors: An Exploratory Study for the State of Alaska – Division of Family Service’s Staff Training Center UAA
2000 Walton, Karen Lynne Outcome Measurement Tool for the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness

 

2000 Warrick, Robert Maximizing Indian Child Welfare Within the Anchorage Division of Family and Youth Services Anchorage DFYS