Research Assistants

Christopher Tyler Burks is a Charles Levine Doctoral Research Fellow in public administration and policy at American University’s School of Public Affairs and a former Founders’ Fellow for the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). He teaches Introduction to Public Administration and Governance (PUAD-343), and he works in the Metropolitan Policy Center where his research addresses social equity in urban policy and regional governance. Chris holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While there, he founded Urban Analysis, a consulting firm for changemaking through policy, planning, and politics.

Alexandra Campbell is a first-year graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Policy at American University. Her research interests include spatial inequality, civil and human rights policy, immigration policy, and criminal justice policy. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a minor in interpersonal relations from Ball State University.  

Christian Wiskur is a first-year graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Policy at American University. His research interests include gentrification, housing, community development, and education. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Computational Modeling and Data Analysis from Virginia Tech.

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