Quintin Kreth

Ph.D. Student

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
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DM Smith, RVM Room
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Quintin Kreth is a 4th year PhD student in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. He is studying scientific training and workforce under Dr. Julia Melkers. His current research is on academic research competitiveness and online graduate degree programs.

Before coming to Tech, Quintin managed his family's farm in Oregon and was heavily involved in politics, running for Benton County Commissioner in 2014 and serving as an Obama Delegate at the 2012 Democtratic National Convention and as Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon Rural Caucus. He recieved his BS in 2014 from the University of Oregon with a double-major in mathematics and planning, public policy, and management. 

At Tech, Quintin has been highly involved in service, serving as the Executive Vice President of the Graduate SGA, Trustee of the GT Athletic Association, and graduate representative on the Commission on the Next in Education [CNE] and the Strategic Plan Advisory Group [SPAG].

In his spare time, Quintin likes to travel and explore Atlanta's food scene.

Faculty Advisor:
Julia Melkers
  • BS, 2014, University of Oregon, Mathematics and Public Policy, Planning, and Management
  • Summer 2017, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Summer Program (ICPSR), Ann Arbor, MI
Awards and
  • Student Scholar Travel Award, NSF SciSIP & SSTI 2016
  • Goizueta Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology 2015
  • Person of the Year, Corvallis Gazette-Times 2013
  • Eleven Most Inspiring Oregonians, Meyer Memorial Trust 2013


Research Fields:
  • Economic Development and Smart Cities
  • Program Evaluation, Public Management and Administration
  • S&E Organizations, Education, Careers and Workforce
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
  • United States
  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Community engagement
  • Education Policy
  • Evaluation
  • Governance
  • Higher Education: Teaching and Learning
  • Interpretation
  • Politics
  • Public Sector Investment
  • Science and Engineering Workforces
  • Sports
  • Technology Management and Policy

Recent Publications

Journal Articles