Current research

This summer (2021) I am fortunate to be working with two SJU Summer Scholars, Kelsey Welsh (’22) and Asia Whittenberger (’22) as they conduct research as part of the Living Wage Policy Study. Asia and Kelsey will be researching and writing case studies of higher education institutions that have enacted either a formal policy or informal practice that provides all workers a living wage or an equivalent voluntary minimum wage.

Kelsey and Asia will be interviewing stakeholders involved in the decision process, and the write-up of each case will provide insight into how policies and practices are considered, developed, and adopted.