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Zainulbhai, S., and Blizard, Z. (2022). “Large Investor Activity in Winston-Salem's Housing Market.” New America Blog Post. Retrieved from New America online.

Zainulbhai, S., Blizard, Z., Richardson, C., and Panfil,Y. (2021). "The Lending Hole at the Bottom of the Homeownership Market." New America/Center for the Study of Economic Mobility policy report, November 9th. Retrieved from New America online. 


Lewis, M.K. (2020). Our Biosocial Brains: The Cultural Neuroscience of Bias, Power, and Injustice. Lexington Books.

 In Our Biosocial Brains, Michele Lewis underscores culture, brain, behavior, and social problems to advocate for a more inclusive cultural neuroscience. Traditional neuroscientists to date have not prioritized studying the impact of power, bias, and injustice on neural processing and the brain’s perception of marginalized humans. Lewis explains current events, historical events, and scientific studies, in Our Biosocial Brains


Blizard, Z. (n.d.). How do the Colleges/Universities in North Carolina Promote the Upward Mobility of their Students? Currently under review. Available upon request.

Blizard, Z. (2021). Teacher Turnover, Student Proficiency, and Economic Mobility: The Case of Forsyth County, NC Elementary Schools. Educational Research Quarterly, 44(4), 31-54. Retrieved from ProQuest.

Blizard, Z. and Smith, R. (2021). Investigating Urban Form and Economic Mobility in Forsyth County, NC. Journal of Planning Education and Research, DOI:10.1177/0739456X20986850. Retrieved from SAGE Journals. 

Blizard, Z. (2020). Has the Allocation of Certain Teachers Impacted Student Achievement and Upward Economic Mobility? The Case of Forsyth County, NC Elementary Schools. Education and Urban SocietyRetrieved from SAGE Journals. 

Blizard, Z. and Richardson, C. (2020). The Cost of Long Commutes: How Do Female Bus Riders Fare Differently? The Case of Forsyth County, NC. Academy of Business Research Journal, 1, 49-76. Retrieved from ProQuest.

Etim, J., Etim, A., and Blizard, Z. (Forthcoming in 2022). Economic Disadvantage, Incoming Readiness and School Achievement: Implications for Building High Performing and Effective Schools. Education Sciences.

Etim, J., Etim, A., and Blizard, Z. (2020). Teacher Effects, Student School Attendance and Student Outcomes: Comparing Low and High Performing Schools in North Carolina. Educational Research Quarterly, 44(2), 47-81. Retrieved from ProQuest.  

Etim, J., Etim, A., and Blizard, Z. (2020). Class Size and School Performance: An Analysis of Elementary and Middle Schools in North Carolina. International Journal on Studies in Education, 2(2): 66-77. Retrieved from IJonSE.

Gilbert, J.R. and Ashley, C. (2020). Access Granted? An Examination of Financial Capability, Trait Hope, Perceived Access and Food Insecurity. Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 39(2): 119-134.  Retrieved from SAGE Journals.

Griffin, C. (2021). Using Youth Participatory Action Research to Center Black Youth’s Perspectives About Economic Mobility. SAGE Research Methods Cases. Retrieved from SAGE Journals. 

Madjd-Sadjadi, Z. and Zeoli, M. (2019). The Importance of Place Prosperity in Economic Mobility: An Examination of Occupational/Industrial Mismatch in Forsyth County. Political Economy in the Carolinas, 1: 29 – 60. Retrieved from PEC Journal.

Richardson, C. and Blizard, Z. (2021). Benefits Cliffs, Disincentive Deserts, and Economic Mobility. Journal of Poverty, DOI: 10.1080/10875549.2020.1869665. Retrieved from TandFOnline. 

Skipper, A.D., Bates, D.S., Blizard, Z.D., & Moye, R.G. (2020). Charged with Instability: Are Paternal Arrests and Criminal Charges Enough to Shake the Marital Stability of American Couples?. Journal of Family Issues, 0192513X20942813. Retrieved from SAGE Journals.

Smith, R. M., & Blizard, Z. D. (Forthcoming in 2022). Does Municipal Incorporation Influence Levels of Black-White Segregation? Evidence from Counties in the Southern United States, 1990 – 2010. Southeastern Geographer

Smith, R. M., & Blizard, Z. D. (2021). A census tract level analysis of urban sprawl's effects on economic mobility in the United States. Cities, 115, 103232. Retrieved from ScienceDirect website.