Mon, July 25, 2016

PADP In 60 Seconds

  • Public Policy & Management Minor

    The Department of Public Administration and Policy has added a new undergraduate minor in Public Policy and Management which focuses on preparing students for careers in government and nonprofit organizations by allowing undergraduate students to learn from faculty with a long history of training nonprofit and government leaders around the world as part of UGA’s Masters of Public Administration program (ranked #4 by U.S. News and World Report).

    For more information, contact Paul Welch at or 706.542.0096.

  • 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.

  • The University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) ranks fourth among graduate schools of public affairs, according to the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings. At the core of SPIA’s reputation in public affairs is its master of public administration (MPA) degree program, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and has earned a reputation for excellence. The school also ranked second in public management and second in public budgeting and finance nationally.

  • Rainey Wins Frederickson Award

    Hal Rainey has been selected to receive the 2016 H. George Frederickson Award of the Public Management Research Association for career contributions to public management research and the intellectual development of the field. He will be receiving the award at this summer’s PMRA Conference in Aarhus, Denmark.  This is a huge but very well deserved honor!

    Previous winners of this award are few but all very distinguished:  Laurence Lynn, Jr., Christopher Hood, Beryl Radin, Kenneth J. Meier, Barry Bozeman and Jim Perry.

Student news

GSPA Banquet Concludes 2015-2016 Academic Year

Jun 2016 The 2016 Georgia Students for Public Administration banquet wrapped up the 2015-2016 academic year with celebration of accomplishments and awards. The event planned and executed by GSPA officers and members was an opportunity to acknowledge outstanding teachers as well as students.

Student news, Faculty news

PhD Candidate Presents at ASPA Conference 2016

Apr 2016 PhD candidate Tommy Valentine presented at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) conference a paper he co-wrote with MPA Director Dr. Deborah Carroll. The paper was presented at a special session regarding the Seoul Case Study Program (SCSP), and it was titled “Korean PAIRS: Non-Profit/Public Partnership Program that aims to repair Seouls’ filial responsibility through transit incentives.” In addition to paper presentations there was an opening ceremony with the Director of Information System Planning Division, Jongwoo Shin, the Deputy Consul-General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle, Byungkwun Kim, and the Vice Dean of International School of Urban Sciences, University of Seoul.

More Headlines from SPIA

  • School of Public and International Affairs
  • Department of International Affairs
  • Globis
  • Jul 2016

SPIA Students Recognized for Volunteer Work

  • School of Public and International Affairs
  • Department of International Affairs
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Public Administration and Policy
  • Center for International Trade and Security
  • Globis
  • Jul 2016

SPIA Faculty Awarded a Total of ~$1.3 Million in Grants

  • Center for International Trade and Security
  • Jul 2016

CITS conducts strategic trade control outreach in Chile

Up Close

  • Adkins, Caroline

    Major: Generalist

    Caroline is a first year MPA student from Florida with an interest in public policy and heath care administration. She graduated in 2015 from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Arts in International Affairs and a minor in Spanish. ...

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    Exum, Darcha

    Major: Public Budgeting & Finance

    Darcha obtained her undergraduate degree from Spelman College in Economics. After spending one year in the private sector and one year serving her community as a full-time AmeriCorps member in Educational Outreach, she has come to the University of Georgia to pursue a Master’s degree in Public...

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    Cho, Yoon Kyoung

    Major: Public Budgeting and Finance


PADP Calendar
Sep 16

Constitution Day

Sponsor: SPIA, Law School, and The American Founding Group

2:00 pm