Dr. Katharine Hill, associate professor, and her research partner Dr. Shannon Lane from Adelphi University, won the Voter Empowerment Research Award at the Policy Conference 2.0: Successes and Solutions: Policies that Work. The award was presented by Sunny Harris Rome, President of Influencing Social Policy and Professor of Social Work at George Mason University.
Abstract: Voter Engagement in the BSW Classroom
This classroom-based, nonpartisan voter engagement project was implemented with undergraduate students in two states. Students gained knowledge and skills, registered 468 voters, and assisted community members in having their voices heard. The impact of state voting laws on classroom-based voter engagement activities emerged as a new area of inquiry.