Co-Organizer & Podcast Co-Host
Casey Boyd-Swan, Ph.D. is an Associate 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.


Co-Organizer & Podcast Co-Host
Ashley Nickels, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Peace and Conflict Studies 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 community-based organizations/ nonprofits.


Podcast Producer
David Jirsa, MPA, graduated from Kent State University with a master’s degree in public administration and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management. While at Kent State, Dave worked as an intern and then was promoted to Project Manager for the Growing Democracy Project, before assuming his current role as Podcast Producer.

 

 

 

 


Podcast Sound Engineer
Gheramy Demery, Golden Ox Studio