February 22, 2019. The North Carolina Political Science Association announced the Oral Parks Memorial Award for Best Faculty Paper, "Does Politics Influence Election Administration Expenditure? A Political Model of Election Administration Expenditure in North Carolina Counties." The award recipients, all of UNC Charlotte, are Dr. Zachary Mohr, Dr. Martha Kropf (pictured) Ms. JoEllen Pope (Public Policy Ph.D. student), and Dr. Mary Jo Shepherd. Published article forthcoming.