Vladimir Kogan (Ph.D., UC San Diego, 2012) studies state and local government in the United States. His research focuses on the intersection of politics and public policy and examines the consequences of political reform and policy change. Kogan’s research has been published in the leading political science and public policy journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. He is also co-author of Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego (Stanford University Press, 2011), which won the best book award from the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. Kogan serves on the editorial board of Urban Affairs Review and is affiliated with OSU’s Democracy Studies Program, the Education Governance and Accountability Project, and the Translational Data Analytics Institute.