Tue, December 1, 2015

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.

  • 2015 Visitation Day

    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 October 30th to aredman@uga.edu. A schedule of the day is available here.

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.

More Headlines from SPIA

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UGA Amazing Student: Jackson Garner

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CITS participates in chemical workshop in China

  • School of Public and International Affairs
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Department of Public Administration Hosts Event for Local Nonprofits

Up Close

  • Elliott, Thomas

    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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    Steele, Kimberly

    My name is Kimberly Steele. I am from Stone Mountain, Georgia. I am a graduate student in the Master of Public Administration program....

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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


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