Understanding the Role of Diaspora Advocacy Coalitions, Non-Governmental Organizations and Networks: A Focus on Haiti's Disasters

Principal Investigators:

  • Dr. Alka Sapat, Associate Professor, FAU School of Public Administration
  • Dr. Ann-Margaret Esnard, Professor, GSU Department of Public Management and Policy

Graduate Research Assistants

School of Public Administration

  • Michelle Evans

    Michelle Evans, FAU School of Public Administration (May 2015—August 2015): Michelle Evans is a doctoral candidate at Florida Atlantic University where she has taught undergraduate classes in administrative ethics, organizational behavior, and nonprofit volunteer management. She holds graduate degrees in public administration and nonprofit management from the University of Central Florida. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, she spent more than 20 years as a practitioner working for nonprofits in the disability and environmental fields. Her research areas include nonprofits, ethics, organization behavior/culture, performance measurement, diversity and service learning.

  • Jose Luis Irizarry

    Jose Luis Irizarry, FAU School of Public Administration (December 2014—August 2015): Jose is a doctoral student in public administration at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Prior to starting his Ph.D. studies at FAU, Jose earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Jose also completed 12 credits towards a Doctorate in Public Administration at Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration, Newark Campus. As a practitioner, Jose works as a consultant and instructs undergraduate courses in Public Administration and Criminal Justice. Previously, Jose instructed courses in Public Administration and Criminal Justice at John Jay College and St. Francis College, in New York City. Currently, Jose is instructing undergraduate courses in Public Administration at FAU. Jose is also the first Student Representative on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), where he also served as a District 1 National Council Member and still holds section leadership roles.

GSU Department of Public Management and Policy

  • Emefa Sewordor (Jan 2014-): Emefa Sewordor is a third year doctoral student in public policy at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Emefa worked for five years as an Economist at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank in St Kitts.

Other graduate students who have worked on the project

  • Anne-Christine Carrie, FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning (Jan 2013- Dec 2013)
  • Allison Goldberg, FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning (January 2015—May 2015)
  • Jean Pierre, FAU School of Public Administration (Aug 2012- Dec 2013)
  • Lorena Schwartz, FAU School of Public Administration (January 2014—December 2014)
  • Marta Viciedo, FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning (Aug.2012- May 2013)
  • Christopher K. Wyczalkowski, GSU Department of Public Management and Policy (August 2014-December 2014)
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