Riordan Frost

Riordan Frost
American University Washington D.C. | AU · Department of Public Administration and Policy

PhD in Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

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Introduction
Riordan Frost is a Research Analyst at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, and an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at American University. His research interests are urban policy, sustainability, transportation policy, energy policy, federalism, and environmental policy. He received his PhD in Public Administration from AU in 2017, his Masters in Public Policy from AU in 2013, and his Bachelors in Philosophy from Connecticut College in 2010.
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - May 2017
American University Washington D.C.
Position
  • Teaching Assistant: Urban Policy and Politics
Description
  • Assisting Derek Hyra with PUAD 396: Urban Politics and Policy, an undergraduate-level course, by grading exams and papers, and by giving presentations and guest lectures.
January 2017 - May 2017
American University Washington D.C.
Position
  • Teaching Assistant: Qualitative Methods
Description
  • Assisting Derek Hyra with PUAD 685: Qualitative Methods, a joint PhD and Masters-level course, by providing feedback on assignments and assisting with grading papers.
September 2016 - December 2016
American University Washington D.C.
Position
  • Teaching Assistant: Politics and Policy in Washington, DC
Description
  • Assisting Derek Hyra with SPA 396: Politics and Policy in Washington, DC, an undergraduate honors course, by grading papers and giving presentations on the history of Washington, DC, from the city's founding to the modern-day era of gentrification.
Education
September 2013 - December 2017
American University Washington D.C.
Field of study
  • Public Administration
September 2011 - May 2013
American University Washington D.C.
Field of study
  • Public Policy
September 2006 - May 2010
Connecticut College
Field of study
  • Philosophy

Publications

Publications (10)
Poster
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A poster examining residential stability and mobility in Washington, DC using Census Bureau data in the Neighborhood Change Database. The poster addresses the common perception that Washington, DC is a transient city of government employees, and in part debunks that perception.
Presentation
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The most recent comprehensive state environmental index is over 25 years old. Hall & Kerr’s 1991-1992 Green Index uses 256 indicators to gauge the environmental performance and policies of every state and it is still being used today in lieu of any suitable replacement. American University’s Center for Environmental Policy is creating a new state e...
Conference Paper
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Historic districts are an increasingly common form of historic preservation, but they have been criticized for the ways in which they limit housing supply and displace low-­‐‑ income residents. This paper examines the process and timing of historic districts in Washington, DC, which is found to come only after neighborhoods begin to gentrify. To il...
Poster
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One of the goals of urban planning ’smart growth’ policies is providing a variety of transportation options and promoting the use of carpooling, public transportation, bicycling, and walking, all of which are considered more sustainable than driving alone. This paper examines the relationship between sustainable transportation and the presence of s...
Conference Paper
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[This paper was presented in a panel convened by the authors, entitled, "Inequality and the Environment: What Does it Mean for Public Administration and Policy?"] Over the past few decades, the traditional concern with efficiency in the design and implementation of environmental programs in the public sector has been augmented by a concern with equ...
Article
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Riordan Frost offers advice and the quotes of others for his classmates to consider. He states he has argued for moral relativism in a classroom, but believes that there is goodness in the world, and that it cannot be suppressed. He advises his classmates to always give back to their community. The best cities are founded on a sense of civic respon...
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In this project, I explore the ethics of interactive role-playing video games. After explicating a wide range of issues contained in these games, I argue that they belong in the realm of fiction. Using the theory of Response Moralism, I argue that the emotions we feel in response to fictions, which includes role-playing games, are real and morally...