Thu, April 24, 2014

PADP In 60 Seconds

  • 2014 GSPA Banquet

    The Annual GSPA Banquet took place Friday, April 11, 2014. The event was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Athens. The Georgia Students for Public Administration invited Fenwick Broyard to deliver the keynote speech on public service. Faculty and students were also honored and achievements by both from the academic year were noted. Student of the Year awards went to MPA student Amanda Newell and PhD student Justin Bullock. Professor of the Year went to Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams.

  • 2014-15 GSPA Officers Announced

    The Georgia Students for Public Administration announced officers for the 2014-15 academic year. Fellow GSPA members voted on the officers. The executive board is as follows: Emily Zier, President; Cameron Goershel, Vice President; Michelle LeBlanc, Social Development Chair; Sam Perren, Professional Development Chair; Shelby Devine, Treasurer; and Sarah Sheehan, Academic Development Chair. Congratulations to the newly elected officers.

  • PADP Graduation Reception

    A graduation reception recognizing spring and summer MPA and PhD graduates will be held on May 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm immediately following the graduation ceremony. Guests of graduates are welcome and no RSVP is required.

Honors and Awards

2014 MPA Student of the Year

Apr 2014 At this year's Annual GSPA Banquet, MPA student Amanda Newell was awarded with MPA Student of the Year. Amanda is in her second year of the MPA program specializing in public policy and public budgeting and finance and will graduate this Spring. Amanda is the treasurer for GSPA, was on the Fels Policy Competition team, is a teaching assistant, and mentors athletes. Faculty and staff presented this award to Amanda to recognize her dedication both academically and through her service.

Honors and Awards

PADP PhD Student of the Year

Apr 2014 PhD student, Justin Bullock was recognized by faculty and staff Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Annual GSPA Banquet as PhD Student of the Year. Justin currently serves as the MPA Advisor and is a research assistant for Dr. J. Edward Kellough. His first article appeared in print this year in the International Public Management Journal and he recently had a paper accepted the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. He has papers under review at Administration & Society and Public Administration Review. Justin is also very active in presenting his work. In the past year he attended academic conferences for the European Group on Public Administration, Southern Political Science Association, Association for Public Policy and Management, and the Midwest Political Science Association. Justin has been completing his dissertation titled "A Theory and Empirical Examination of Bureaucratic Errors" under the direction of Dr. Laurence J. O'Toole. Starting in September 2014, Justin will be an Assistant Professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

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Up Close

  • Christensen, Robert K.

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Christensen is associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public and International Affairs, at the University of Georgia....

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    Redman, Aaron

    MPA Career Services and Recruitment Coordinator

    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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  • Lin, Yu-Chun

    Major: Public Administration

    Yu-Chun Lin is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of public administration and policy at the University of Georgia. She specializes in organizational theory and public management, especially interested in research about bureaucratic discretion and public administration and democracy....

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    Sassler, Elizabeth

Events

PADP Calendar
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Apr 28

Graduate school receipt deadline

5:00 pm

Final date for the receipt of the following by the Graduate School: Final Defense Approval Form (all doctoral, MS, MA, MHP, MLA) and corrected copy of thesis/dissertation.

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Apr 28

Classes End

Sponsor: University of Georgia

5:00 pm

Classes End

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Apr 29

Reading Day

8:00 am

Reading Day

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Apr 30

Final Exams

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Final Exams will take place from April 30 - May 6, 2014

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May 2

Deadline for May 2014 graduate students to complete submission requirements

5:00 pm

Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses/dissertations (see earlier deadlines).

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May 7

Public Service & Outreach Awards Luncheon

12:00 pm

TBA

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May 9

PADP Graduation Reception

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Baldwin Hall

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May 9

2014 SPIA Convocation

The School of Public and International Affairs is pleased to host a convocation for its undergraduate students graduating in May. The Convocation will be on Friday, May 9th at 2 pm in the Volleyball Arena of Ramsey Center for Student Activities.

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May 9

Commencement

Sponsor: University of Georgia

7:00 pm

Sanford Stadium

2014 Commencement

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May 12

Summer 2014 Registration

Sponsor: University of Georgia

8:00 am

Summer 2014 registration