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York College Scholar-in-Residence to focus research on equitable housing initiative

July 20, 2021
Scholar-In Resident posing for her headshot

YORK, Pa. – York College’s first ever Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) Scholar-in-Residence will focus her research on the Urban Collaborative, an initiative aimed at advancing policies and practices surrounding equitable housing in York.

Ashley Hines will serve as Scholar-in-Residence from July 12, 2021, through June 30, 2023. The program offers a two-year research residency with the Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy and includes a research stipend and tuition-free enrollment in the MPPA. The Scholar is also provided a College-owned apartment in downtown York, allowing them to become a true community stakeholder. The individual in this role has the opportunity to develop research and analysis skills within the fields of public policy and administration, leading to job attainment, advancement, or research output that can support enrollment in doctoral programs.

Hines earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and nonprofit and NGO studies in May 2021 from Northern Illinois University (NIU). Her professional experience includes serving as program director at Sir Donald Foundation and as nonprofit consultant for 40TUDE in DeKalb, Ill. She also has experience working in student government and supporting local political campaigns in DeKalb. In April 2021, she earned the Outstanding Women and Gender Advocacy Award and the Outstanding Capstone Award, Community Engagement, from NIU.