Joshua Pine is a dedicated connector, communicator and consultant. Combining global experience (having lived nearly 20 years in China) with extensive local engagement working in South Bend, he is passionate about exploring innovative, data-driven solutions to complex urban challenges, such as transportation, housing and community development. He is a proud "double domer" of Notre Dame where he graduated with his Masters of Global Affairs (2020) and Bachelor of Arts (2019). He is currently working as a Program Manager for City Innovation and Data at the National League of Cities.

This profile was current as of 2019 when he was a Kellogg undergraduate.

Joshua Pine has worked for the past two years with Professor Karrie Koesel analyzing trends in Chinese political education since the 1950s. Specifically, Pine has assisted with the translation and coding of the political questions on China’s college entrance exam (gaokao) in order to better understand how patriotic education is used as a tool to promote legitimacy in an authoritarian regime.

Pine has also conducted independent research examining how eco-tourism can serve as a model for rural development in China. This research has been supported with funds from the Kellogg Institute’s Experiencing the World Fellowship (ETW), the Center for Social Concern’s International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP), the Liu Institute’s Kenneth Kwak Memorial Scholarship and research grants, as well as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship with support from the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE). 

Political Science
Catholic Social Tradition
Current Research

Research Interests
Rural development and job growth in China. Comparative urbanization in the US and China. Political education and religion in China.

Current Research
Working on a project with Habitat for Humanity to promote adequate housing in India and Mexico. Addressing behavioral change among homebuilders to ensure quality in homes.

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions

2016 - Gilman Scholarship (Beijing) ; sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the scholarship aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go