Thu, October 23, 2014

PADP In 60 Seconds

  • Whitford Elected to NAPA

    Congratulations to Professor Andrew Whitford for being elected as a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow.  He joins Professor Rainey 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.

  • 2014 MPA Socialization

    2014 Socialization kicked off on Monday, August 11th. It was the first of a three-day orientation to the MPA program as well as to UGA and the Athens communities. About 60 new and returning students attended socialization this year. Students attend two days of seminars and participate in a service project on the third day. Welcome incoming class of 2014!

  • 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

UGA PhD students at ABFM

Oct 2014 Doctoral students Benjamin Brunjes, Jekyung Lee, Yoon Cho, and Mikhail Ivonchyk represented the Department and SPIA by presenting papers at the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) conference which was recently held its annual conference held October 1-4, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ABFM is a section of the broader public administration professional association called the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Specifically, the mission of ABFM is to promote professional development of budgeting and financial management in both the government and nonprofit sectors by embracing both theoretical and operational concerns of academics and practitioners across the globe.

Faculty News

Christensen Named 2014-2015 Service-Learning Fellow

Sep 2014 Congratulations to Dr. Robert Christensen on being named a 2014-2015 Service-Learning Fellow, chosen by the Office of Service-Learning, a unit of the UGA Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. As one of the nine faculty members across campus, Christensen will spend the academic year exploring new ways to integrate experiential learning into his teaching and research. The fellows will meet regularly throughout the academic year and will receive an award of up to $2,500 to develop a service-learning project. Dr. Christensen plans to examine undergraduate students’ public service motivation and its relationship to participation in service-learning activities, with particular attention to the influences of student gender and ethnicity and longer-term impacts on career choices that may be public service related.

More Headlines from SPIA

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Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, Ph.D. 2004, Political Expert in the Southern Region

  • School of Public and International Affairs
  • Department of Public Administration and Policy
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UGA PhD students at ABFM

  • School of Public and International Affairs
  • Department of International Affairs
  • Oct 2014

Dr. Johnson Receives Blue Key Service Award

Up Close

  • Bao, Lu

    Major: Local Government and Public Management

    After four-year working experience in private sector, I returned to school to pursue a master degree in public administration. I am interested in both public and private management....

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    Cioffi, Lucas

    Major: Public Management and Organizational Theory

    I am presently a MPA student at UGA, a recent graduate from GCSU, graduating with a B.S. and a B.A. degree. I am specializing in Public Management, with specific interests in federal law enforcement management. ...

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    Motsinger, Lee

    Major: Higher Education

    I have worked in progressively responsible human resources positions in various industries for over 30 years. The MPA program with a concentration in Higher Education continues this progression with knowledge and insights to the legal, historical, sociological, business, and public environment of...

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  • Williams, Brian N.

    Associate Professor

    Brian N. Williams is an Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy in the School of Public & International Affairs at The University of Georgia, after previous faculty appointments at Florida State University and Vanderbilt University....

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    Walker, Coia

    Major: Public Budgeting and Finance Administration

    Coia Walker is a tenacious, quick-witted, entrepreneurially spirited, and intellectually curious individual who’s objective is to find solutions to local and global problems...

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Events

PADP Calendar
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Oct 24

Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for December 2014 Commencement program

5:00 pm

Final date for doctoral students to submit information for Commencement program for December 2014 graduation

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Oct 25

Double Dawg Day at the UGA Gwinnett Campus

Sponsor: UGA Alumni Associate and UGA Gwinnett Campus

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The first annual Double Dawg Day is hosted by UGA Gwinnett Campus, the Graduate School, and Alumni Association. Attendees will learn about the graduate programs offered at UGA Gwinnett. Come see how you can start your next degree program.

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Nov 10

Deadline for submitting thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2012 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2014 graduation.

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Nov 14

MPA Visitation Day

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tate Student Center

Visitation Day is an opportunity for prospective student interested in getting an MPA to come and get aquainted with the program and the department. For more information, contact Aaron Redman.

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Dec 1

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

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Dec 12

Final date for completing all requirements for December 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses/dissertations

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Dec 19

2014 Graduate School Commencement

2:30 pm

2014 Graduate School Commencement