Research Team & Students


Andrew Sullivan (on the market)
Andrew is a fifth-year Ph.D. student studying Public Policy at the Martin School. His primary research focuses on collaborative governance and housing policy, particularly the case of homelessness and homeless services, connecting research from public and nonprofit finance and that on housing policy and poverty. He plans to graduate Spring 2021 and continue his work researching how to improve assistance to persons experiencing housing insecurity.

Samuel Owens
Samuel Owens is a PhD candidate in the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky. He studies environmental policy and his current research examines areas such as federal disaster policy and municipal storm water systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Indian University and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Kentucky. Sam is originally from West Lafayette, Indiana and in his free time enjoys backpacking.

Dongwei Shi
(bio forthcoming)

Regina Lewis
(bio forthcoming)


Chuanyi Guo (on the market)
Chuanyi Guo is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2020. He studies topics in public economics, economics of education, labor economics, and development economics. His current research focuses on applying causal identification strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of state fiscal monitoring and intervention policies, to estimate the impact of public sector pension policies on government finances and public sector labor markets, to measure how investments in education affect student performance and labor market outcomes, and to explore how public policies and governance affect economic growth and poverty reduction in China and underdeveloped countries.

Youngran Kim
(bio forthcoming)