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Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service


The Rangel Center offers a limited number of graduate assistantships to students in the Public Service Management Program (PSM) at CCNY.  Students work with faculty on research of mutual interest. Opportunities are available to full-time students, and the Center gives preference to students with research experience. Students receive stipends in return for their research support. Awards are made for a semester; renewal depends on satisfactory performance.  Students who wish to be considered for assistantships should apply before March 15th. (Students apply here) Faculty who wish to have a graduate assistant should apply by the same date. (Faculty apply here)

For the Spring 2013 semester, the Rangel Center has 11 research assistants working on a variety of public policy issues:

Alpha Sesay & Amadou Toure: Assisting Professor Chen (Sociology) with an analysis of services from social workers and various nonprofit organizations aimed at allowing older residents to remain in their homes rather than move to retirement communities.

Nkem Ejoh: Working with Professor Akinsulure-Smith (Psychology) on a study of HIV knowledge, risk and protective factors among West African refugees, asylees and asylum seekers.

Lori-Ann Chung: Working with Professor Paik (Sociology) on a project analyzing parental/family influence on the US juvenile justice system.

Sajeda Sukta: Assisting staff at The Rangel Center with various projects pertaining to the management of the PSM program.

James Suggett: Helping Professor Jean Krasno (IR) with the editing, literature search and indexing of a book on Personality and Leadership Decision Making.
Kaizhong Huang: Assisting Professor John Krinsky (Political Science) in understanding changes in the development of careers within the Parks Department over time.

Mariya Komarstova: Assisting Professor George Mitchell (Political Science)  in a project related to the management of Non-governmental organizations.

Yah-Hanna Jenkins: Working with Professor Lily Hoffman (Sociology) in a project analyzing the impact of Hurricane Sandy on NYC and other localities in the metro area

Aliki Godi & Muhammad Arshad: Working in the office of the Dean of Social Science helping identify factors that contribute to student success.

For more information about the Rangel Center research program, contact professor Adriana Espinosa,, 212 650-7357