Casey Boyd-Swan, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Kent State University. Dr. Boyd-Swan has a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Policy.

Her research focuses on public policy issues related to parental employment, early education labor markets, and child and family well-being.



Ashley Nickels, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Kent State University. Dr. Nickels has a Ph.D. in Public Affairs with a specialization in Community Development.

Her research focuses on urban politics, local governance, and nonprofits.