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Edward Shihadeh, PhD
LSU Sociology Department and co-coordinator of the LSU Crime and Policy Evaluation Research Group

Dr. Shihadeh is an Associate Professor of Sociology at LSU and co-coordinator of the LSU Crime and Policy Evaluation Research Group. Dr. Shihadeh joined the Sociology Department at LSU in 1992, after receiving hisy PhD from Pennsylvania State University. His primary research interests lie in the structural predictors of crime. In particular, his research examines how urban rates of crime are related to segregation and the concentration of poverty in Black and Latino communities. Dr. Shihadeh is also examining how individuals' network structure influences their fear of crime.

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04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?

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05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for these job hunters in 2014?

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03/14 - Louisiana and The Minimum Wage

Should Louisiana develop its own minimum wage?


02/14 - Energy’s Environmental Footprint

What cost to the state are energy’s economic dividends?


01/14 - Decoding Common Core

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?


12/13 - STEM Status: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in Louisiana (Encore Presentation)

How can Louisiana better equip its citizens for future STEM positions?

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