Stevenson Center students and faculty serve communities around the world. The Center supports three graduate programs: the Peace Corps Fellows Program, the Applied Community & Economic Development Fellows Program, and the Peace Corps Master’s International Program. Students earn master’s degrees in anthropology, applied economics, kinesiology and recreation, political science, or sociology, each with an interdisciplinary sequence in applied community/economic development. Students employ their research skills through a capstone project or a thesis, often related to their required field experience. Students also investigate important community issues during their year on campus.

Launched in 2013, this collection is a work in progress, with new students adding their latest research while staff members gradually fill in alumni contributions. If you would like to be included in the Stevenson Center collection, please contact ISUReD@ilstu.edu.

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Submissions from 2007

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An Analysis of the Application of Club Good Models to Determine Carrying Capacity of National Parks, Rachel Smith

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Minimum Wage as a Poverty Reducing Measure, Kevin Souza

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An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Biodiesel Production in Illinois, Kelly Uphoff

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Serving the Young: A Volunteer’s Assessment of Youth Development Non-Governmental Organizations in Northern Kazakhstan, Daniel Wienecke

Submissions from 2006

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Renewing the Community? Pork Barrelling? Maintaining the Status Quo? What's the Agenda?, K Lavon Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Where the Green Money Grows: Assessing the Prospects of Ecotourism in Gabon, Daniel Chand

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The ACCESS Miami Model-- Shifting the Paradigm A Case Study in Sustainable Community Development through Partnerships and Community Resource Maximization, Danny Santivasci

Submissions from 2003

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Feminist Consciousness and Social Capital: Bonds, Breaks, and Bridges, Beverly A. Beyer

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Experiencing Homelessness in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois: Resources and Needs for Shelter and Supportive Services, Beverly A. Beyer and Sharon M. Mills

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Organizational Accomplishments & Challenges of the Milwaukee Community Service Corps, Jay T. Brennan

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From Theory to Practice: Developing and Implementing an Asset-building Program for Milwaukee Public Housing Residents, Stephanie Montgomery

Submissions from 2001

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“ Do the Attitudes of Policy Implementers Affect the Implementation of the Community Service Policy at a Southern Illinois County Housing Authority?” A Case Study, Bernadette Zayas Lorenzo