Jennifer Wienke

Jennifer Wienke

Class of 2016


MS Education, UNC Charlotte 2009

Research Interest:

Jennifer’s primary researach interest is social policy with a focus on secondary education.

Expected Graduation:

May 2016 Current Research: Labor Markets, Social Policy, Education Policy, Domestic Violence Dissertation Title: The Impact of Unemployment on Family Violence Teaching Interests: Microeconomics, Methodology, Political Science


  • Graduate Student Award for Exemplary Teaching | 2015
  • Prestige-Cook Travel Award, Southern Political Science Association | 2015
  • Teaching Program for Doctoral Students Fellowship | 2014
  • Graduate Student Assistantship | 2012

Conferences Attended:

  • “Matching the Market: An Examination of Economic Polarization and Implementation.” Presented at the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, Charleston, SC – 2015
  • “The Differential Effects of Male and Female Unemployment Risk on Domestic Violence Rates.” Presented at the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA – 2015
  • “The Impact of Economic Development on Plant Diversity in the Eastern United States.” Poster presentation with Sam Grubbs. Presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Miami, FL – 2015

Biographical Information:

Before entering the Public Policy PhD program, Jennie taught high school mathematics in Cabarrus County. As a doctoral student, she has acquired an acute awareness of multiple academic disciplines such as public policy, economics, statistics, political science, and research design. She is also highly trained in mixed methods research and statistical data analysis.

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