Sun, May 24, 2015

PADP In 60 Seconds

  • 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.

  • 14th Seoul Case Study

    Students from the Department of Public Administration and Policy recently returned from their trip to Seoul as part as a special topics course. The week-long trip capped off a semester of learning about city management and urban governance. During the trip, students were given the opportunity to further understand  policy management and reforms undertaken by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. In addition to UGA, other participating schools included Rutgers University, Central Michigan University, and the University of Sheffield (UK).

Student News

MPA student wins GACMA scholarship

May 2015 Jamie Dove, a first-year MPA student specializing in local government, was recently awarded the GACMA scholarship. The Georgia County Manager's Association gives this scholarship to two MPA students enrolled in a University System of Georgia school who are seeking out careers as City Managers or Administrators. The organization's mission is "to support the role of County Manager/Administrator form of leadership through professional development, communication, and education of its members." For this scholarship, they seek out MPA students who have previous successes in both education as well as through participation in their communities outside of the classroom. The Department nominated Jamie for this award based on her experience working with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and her career goal of becoming a city manager. Congratulations, Jamie!

Department News

2015 GSPA banquet

Apr 2015 The 2015 GSPA Banquet was held on Friday, April 17 at the Georgia Museum of Art. The keynote speaker for the event was Roland McElroy. The Department also celebrated student and faculty achievements including naming MPA and PhD students of the year as well as Professor of the Year which were won by Samuel Perren, Benjamin Brunjes, and Robert Greer, respectively.

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Up Close

  • Knick, Maddison

    Pepper, Matthew

    Major: Public Management and Organizational Theory

    My name is Matthew Pepper and I am earning my Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in public management and organizational theory. My interest in the field stems from the challenges provided by the delivery of public service goods in an efficient and effective manner to a broad-based...

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    Courtault, Rachel

    Major: Public Policy and Nonprofit Administration

    Originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I earned a BA in Government & Legal Studies and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College before moving back down South. Now I am working full-time in the Department of Economics at the University of Georgia as I complete my MPA. Upon graduating, I plan...

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  • Baker, Kristen

    Major: Public Policy

    Kristen Baker received her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Political Science and English literature and is now a first year Masters in Public Administration student with a major in public policy. ...

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    Kang, Seong Cheol

    Major: Public Management

    Seong is currently a Ph.D. student in public administration. His areas of research include organizational change and development, local government management, and rulemaking processes....

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Events

PADP Calendar
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Jun 12

Deadline for graduate students to submit an application for August 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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Jun 12

Deadline for submitting applications for admission to candidacy for August 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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Jun 19

Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for August 2015 Commencement program

5:00 pm

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Dec 18

Fall 2015 Graduate Commencement