In This Installment of Access the Experts
Josie Schaffer, Ph.D., Director and Senior Research Associate, Center for Public Affairs Research, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Public Affairs and Community Service, answers the question: “One of the biggest concerns for our state is rural depopulation and brain drain. What efforts are underway to create a stable future for rural Nebraska?”
Schafer’s expertise lies in examining the sources and types of information used in administrative and policy decisions. A recognized leader in her field, Schafer has prepared technical and survey reports for local governments, most recently in Kansas. She currently serves on the Board of the Midwest Public Affairs Conference.
Recently, Schafer helped launch the Nebraska Economic Recovery Dashboard, which provides data visualizations and key insights on the state’s economic health through the COVID-19 pandemic and into recovery.
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