Fri, November 27, 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 A schedule of the day is available here.

Student News

PhD Fall Picnic

Oct 2015 The Public Administration and Policy department hosted their annual PhD picnic on Saturday October 24th at Memorial Park in Athens. The picnic provided an opportunity for PhD students to socialize and get to know fellow students, faculty, and staff.

Student News, Faculty News

UGA Faculty & Graduate Students Present at SECoPA 2015

Oct 2015 At the recent SECoPA 2015 conference, University of Georgia had an incredible showing of faculty and graduate student presentations.

More Headlines from SPIA

  • Center for International Trade and Security
  • Nov 2015

CITS participates in chemical workshop in China

  • School of Public and International Affairs
  • Department of Public Administration and Policy
  • Nov 2015

Department of Public Administration Hosts Event for Local Nonprofits

  • School of Public and International Affairs
  • Oct 2015

SPIA Alumus Named Assistant to President Morehead

Up Close

  • Allen, Destiny

    Cotter, Emily

    Major: Generalist

    Emily is a first-year MPA student interested in nonprofit management and higher education. From Appalachia to rural Jamaica, Emily has studied economic and community development in impoverished areas, and she is particularly passionate about educational reform to improve economic stability....

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    Kellough, J. Edward


    J. Edward Kellough, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia (UGA). Previously, he has served as Department Head as well as Director of the MPA and PhD programs in public administration at UGA. Dr. Kellough specializes in public...

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  • LePere-Schloop, Megan

    Major: Public and Nonprofit Management

    Megan LePere-Schloop is a PhD student at The University of Georgia in the School of Public and International Affair’s Department of Public Administration and Policy. A native of Detroit, Michigan, LePere-Schloop’s research interest’s include public and non-profit management with a focus on...

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    Still, Jay

    Major: Public Policy

    Jay Still is a first year MPA student with a concentration in public policy analysis. He graduated from The University of Georgia in 2011 with a degree in music education....

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PADP Calendar
Dec 18

Fall 2015 Graduate Commencement

Apr 29

SPIA Networking Night