Tomorrow's Research Today

Doctoral Research Showcase Seminar Series

Southern California Government-to-University Initiative


November 9 and December 7, 2021


noon - 1:30 p.m. Pacific


These events were free and took place on Zoom.


The Southern California Government-to-University (G2U) Initiative — a partnership of the Volcker Alliance, the Southern California Association and Governments, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and California State University Dominguez Hills — hosted online seminars showcasing research from doctoral candidates that could influence the future of work in the public sector.

Both sessions were offered via Zoom. At California State University Dominguez Hills, Thomas J. Norman, professor of management, and Krystal Rawls, designer of the Workforce Integration Program, facilitated the events.

Presenters offered an in-depth look and understanding of how their research could provide insight leading to future innovations in public sector arenas.


Doctoral research may include, but is not limited to, topics in the following areas:

November 9, 2021
  • STEM education; lifelong learning; reading/language development disorders; early learning pedagogy, role of technology; role of culture; creative learning
December 7, 2021
Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion
  • Race relations; police training; social movements; socio-economic disparities; city dynamics; how to build partnerships; cultures

Event Partners

The Volcker Alliance

Southern California Association of Governments

Pardee RAND Graduate School

Pardee RAND Graduate School

California State University Dominguez Hills