Student Research

The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy is proud to sponsor research conducted by Stockton University students. The Hughes Center established a student research internship in fall 2019. Each semester, a student intern researches a public policy issue and produces a paper on that topic. Those papers and other student research sponsored by the Hughes Center will be published on this page.


Davis, Jordan (2024). K-12 Education in Post-Pandemic New Jersey: Challenges and Solutions. May

Piper, Isabella (2023). The Inequitable Placement of Hazardous Waste Facilities: How Underserved Communities are Disproportionately Impacted. December

Nash, Jessie (2023). Open Access and Open Minds: A Comprehensive Overview of Open Educational Resource Initiatives in Higher Education. September

Spring 2023 SOBL Faculty-Student Research Showcase

Meroney, Alexis (2023). A Current Assessment for New Jersey Property Taxes in the 2020-2022 Real Estate Market. January

Fisher, Rachel (2022). Studying the Effects of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Flooding in Southern New Jersey. July

Kramer, Emily (2022). Changes in Racial and Ethnic Diversity in New Jersey 2000 - 2020. June

Click here to watch the interview with Emily Kramer

Kee, Erin (2021). An analysis of 2020 election results in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District. October 

Lopez, Christopher (2021). Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 on Issues Related to Motor Vehicle Traffic in New Jersey. August

Qadir, Ifrah (2020). Pros and Cons of New Jersey Participation in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: A Literature Review. December

Bolton, Garrett (2020). The Coronavirus’s Impact on Food Security in Atlantic County. September

Tidcombe, Daniel (2020). Analyzing the Caseload of the Federal District Court in the District of New Jersey and the Effects of Unfilled Vacancies on the Judicial SystemMay

Hulbert, Florence (2020). The Effects of Climate Change in New Jersey. February