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The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR)

The Center's mission is to provide information to citizens, policy makers, and other researchers about the extent, scope, and effects of occupational regulation.

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    Schwab Hall 315
    Loretto, PA  15940
    814.472.2863

    Meet our staff

    Established in 2016, The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) is an academic research center within the Shields School of Business at Saint Francis University.  Located on the 3rd floor of the newly renovated Schwab Hall, the center offers students who are interested in economics and public policy a substantial scholarship opportunity. Student fellows will conduct, analyze, and present research that will go towards developing a national database of occupational regulation focusing on healthcare occupations. Students will also have potential opportunities to travel and share their findings at national conferences.

    The official CSOR database website is now live at www.csorsfu.com check it out! 

  • CSOR Personnel
    Edward Timmons

            

      Dr. Edward Timmons

            Position: Director of CSOR 
            Department: Business Administration
            Office: Schwab Hall 314
            Email Dr. Edward Timmons  
            814.472.3073

    Emily Vargo 

      

         Emily Vargo

             Position: Assistant Director of CSOR
             Office: Schwab Hall 316                  
             Email: Emily Vargo                 
             814.472.3948

    Alanna Wilson

          Alanna Wilson 

              Position: Director of Public Relations and Government Affairs
              Office: Schwab Hall 315  
              Email: Alanna Wilson 
              814.472. 2863

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          Conor Norris

              Position: Research Analyst 
              Office: Schwab Hall 
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    Graduate Research Fellows

    Meet Our Research Fellow

     

    C:\Users\WORKST~1\AppData\Local\Temp\XPgrpwise\JieChen_photo.jpg Jin Chen

    Ph.D Student - Economics

    Jin is a Ph.D student in Economics at Lehigh University. Her research interests include labor economics, health economics and policy evaluation. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Lehigh University and a B.A. in history and economics from Peking University. In the first year of her Ph.D. program, she was a recipient of a University Fellowship. For the current semester, she is receiving a dissertation fellowship from the Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation. She looks forward to exploring the field of occupational licensing specifically in health care occupations.

     

     

    Graduate Assistant

    Meet Our Graduate Assistant 

     Alexis

    Alexis Schumacher

    Graduate Degree Program: Masters in Human Resource Management (MHRM)

    Alexis is from Altoona, Pennsylvania. She is a recent graduate of Penn State University where she obtained her Bachelor degree in Communications. Alexis was highly involved on campus. She served as a Vice President within her sorority, the Director of Altoona Benefiting THON, the Student Director of the Orientation Leader Program, and she was awarded the Walker Award from the Penn State Altoona campus. Outside of being a student, Alexis enjoys the outdoors and participating in physical activities to stay in shape.

    **If you are interested in becoming a Graduate Assistant for The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) contact Assistant Director of CSOR Emily Vargo.**

     

    Fellows
     Lead Fellow

    Alexis (Lexie) DeLullo Alexis (Lexie) DeLullo - Junior

    Majors: Accounting and Finance

     Minor: Entrepreneurship

    Alexis is from Saint Marys, Pennsylvania. She came to Saint Francis because she loved the community- minded atmosphere of the campus. Besides being a research fellow for the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation, she is also an active member of the Enactus team here on campus. Outside of her academic studies, she assists with the safety aspects and the human resource department at her father’s business. After she graduates, Alexis plans to move back home where her family is and apply the knowledge and skills she learned here at Saint Francis to the family business.

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    Hannah Hannah Retherford – Senior 

    Majors: Finance and Marketing

    Hannah originally from Benton, PA, came to Saint Francis with a sense   of leadership and academic purpose. Hannah is an active member in ENACTUS, Shields School of Business Student Advisory Board, Student Athlete Mentors, Flash Focus Leadership Group, and the Student Editorial Board of the Journal of Student Research. Outside of her academic studies, Hannah plays for the Saint Francis Field Hockey Team as forward/mid-fielder. Upon leaving Saint Francis Hannah hopes to gain experience with a Fortune 500 company. 

    Hannah grew up on a farm where she has two fainting goats named Gilbert and Gracie and a miniature donkey named Grey.

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    Mar Marielle Cavallaro – Junior

    Majors: History and Secondary Education

    Minor: Exercise Physiology

    Marielle is from Matamoras, Pennsylvania.  She came to Saint Francis to continue both her academic and athletic careers, as she is a member of the SFU field hockey team.  Marielle works as a Student Ambassador to the Admissions Department and works for the Keirn Family World War II Museum for the History Department.  She is also a member of many groups on campus, including Flash Focus Leadership Group, APPLE Team, and the Student Athlete Mentor program, for which she is on the leadership board.  After Saint Francis, Marielle hopes to eventually end up working at her high school as a history teacher and field hockey and softball coach.

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    Emily P Emily Pollack - Sophomore

    Majors: Accounting and Finance 

    Emily is from North East, Pennsylvania. She came to Saint Francis for the atmosphere of the campus and it offered everything she wanted academically. Emily is a research fellow at the Knee Center for the Study of Occupation Regulation, along with being a member of Enactus here at Saint Francis. After graduation, Emily plans on getting her CPA license and pursuing a career in forensic accounting.

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    Ryan Alu Ryan Alu - Sophomore

    Majors: Software Engineering, Cyber Security, and Math

    Ryan graduated from Central Bucks High West. He currently serves as the class of 2021 Vice President and plays on the SFU Division I Men's Volleyball Team. Ryan is a member of the Honors Program, CSOR, Enactus, Troubadour (School Paper) and the Gaming Club. You may find Ryan in disguise at times as the school’s mascot Frankie the Friar.

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    Randee Mcgee Randee McGee - Sophomore

    Majors: Accounting and Economics

    Minor: Political Science

    Randee is from Leechburg, Pennsylvania. He came to Saint Francis because he loves the atmosphere and the faculty. Besides being a research fellow for CSOR, Randee is a member of both the Red Flash marching band and the pep band, a member of the Ethics Bowl team, and a sitting member on the Executive Board of SGA. Upon graduation, Randee hopes to either start a career in politics or work in the corporate world. 

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