Sat, February 6, 2016

PADP In 60 Seconds

  • Wright Elected to NAPA

    Congratulations to Public Administration and Policy Department Head and Professor Bradley Wright for being elected as a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow.  He joins Professor Rainey, Professor Whitford, and Professor O’Toole in this distinguished group.  NAPA Fellows are selected in recognition of a lifelong contribution to the public service and is one of the highest national honors for public servants, researchers and lecturers.  The National Academy of Public Administration is a non-partisan organization chartered by the US Congress in 1965 to improve the practice of public management by recognizing excellence in the public service and by conducting management studies and technical assistance for all levels of government.

  • Third time's the charm

    MPA Students, Phillip McAuley and Brianna Roberts, alongside MPH students Nicole La Tournous and Paula Buchanan brought home the top prize at the Public Policy Challenge National Invitational held by the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and Governing Magazine. UGA is the first public school to bring home the top prize. The competition was held March 20-22 in Philadelphia, PA. The winning proposal, called (fem)me, is a plan to distribute feminine hygiene products to homeless and transitional women in Athens. The team was advised by Drs. David Bradford and Grace Bagwell-Adams.

  • What is visitation day?
    Visitation day is an opportunity to get an inside look into our MPA program and get a feel for it before you begin. Both prospective applicants, as well as those already accepted, are encouraged to attend. Throughout the day you will learn about our MPA degree, as well as meet and mingle with faculty, students, and alumni of our internationally renowned graduate program. Not only are we offering you an outstanding education, we are also
    providing you with a community that will last a lifetime.


    Come and see how we will prepare you for a career in the government and nonprofit sectors!


    RSVP by March 18th to aredman@uga.edu.

Student News

UGA Amazing Student: Jackson Garner

Nov 2015 AB/MPA student, Jackson Garner was recently named a UGA Amazing Student. Jackson will graduate in May with two bachelor degrees as well as his MPA. The article highlights Jackson's experiences and achievements during his time at UGA. Congratulations Jackson!

Faculty News

3 U.S. Articles in Top 10 Cited List are Co-Authored by UGA Faculty

Sep 2015 The International Public Management Journal (IPMJ) just released their top cited articles over the last three years. Three of UGA’s Public Administration and Policy Department faculty members claim 3 of the top 10 articles, which are the only articles listed that are by U.S. scholars. Brad Wright, Department Head and Editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, was cited for his joint article with fellow UGA professor Rob Christensen titled “Measuring Public Service Motivation: Exploring the Equivalence of Existing Global Measures” as well as “Working Within Constraints: Can Transformational Leaders Alter the Experience of Red Tape?” Dr. Larry O’Toole, Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration and Distinguished Research Professor, was co-author on the top cited article, “I Think (I Am Doing Well), Therefore I Am: Assessing the Validity of Administrators’ Self-Assessments of Performance.” To see the full list check out IPMJ’s Facebook page.

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  • Elliott, Thomas

    Thomas Gus Elliott is a lifelong resident of Georgia. He grew up in Valdosta and attended Valwood College Preparatory School, where he was active in the National Honor Society, the Interact Club, the student Honor Council, and the varsity football and basketball teams. After graduating third in his...

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    Lauth, Thomas P.

    Dean and Professor Emeritus of the School of Public and International Affairs

    Thomas P. Lauth is Dean Emeritus of the School of Public and International Affairs and Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and Policy....

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    Youmans, Ashley

    Major: Local Government Administration and Nonprofit Administration

    I am an aspiring public servant interested in local government and non-profit management. I hope to focus on collaboration efforts between agencies to better a community. ...

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  • Walker, Sean

Events

PADP Calendar
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Feb 24

UGA MPA Atlanta Social

Sponsor: Department of Public Administration and Policy

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Network with our MPA director, Dr. Deborah Carroll, former classmates and current students, and hear about our exciting MPA 50th Anniversary celebration!

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Mar 25

Visitation Day

Sponsor: Department of Public Administration and Policy

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Baldwin Room 202

Visitation day is an opportunity to get an inside look into our MPA program and get a feel for it before you begin. Both prospective applicants, as well as those already accepted, are encouraged to attend. Throughout the day you will learn about our MPA degree, as well as meet and mingle with faculty, students, and alumni of our internationally renowned graduate program. Not only do we offer you an outstanding education, we also providing you with a community that will last a lifetime.

Come and see how we will prepare you for a career in the government and nonprofit sectors!!!

Please RSVP by March 18th to aredman@uga.edu.

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Apr 15

MPA 50th Anniversary Weekend

2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Apr 16

MPA 50th Anniversary Weekend

10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Apr 26

Charter Lecture with Senator Sam Nunn and Secretary William Perry

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Apr 29

SPIA Networking Night

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May 13

UGA Graduate Commencement

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May 13

SPIA Undergraduate Convocation

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May 13

UGA Undergraduate Commencement

7:00 pm

Sanford Stadium