Fri, October 24, 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).

Faculty News

SPIA Well-Represented at ABFM

Oct 2014 The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) recently held its annual conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ABFM is the premier professional association for faculty and students with expertise in public budgeting and financial management. The recent ABFM annual conference was a rare opportunity to gather our alumni, current and former faculty members, and current students together for a SPIA family photo. Of the 32 individuals with connections between both UGA and ABFM, we were delighted to capture 22 in our group photo this year. That’s an impressive cohort of SPIA affiliations for a conference with only 190 attendees. According to Dr. Thomas Lauth, “It is great to see so many from UGA each year participating in the ABFM Conference.”

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.

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Up Close

  • O’Toole, Laurence J.

    Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration and Distinguished Research Professor

    Laurence J. O’Toole, Jr. is the Margaret Hughes and Robert T. Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration and also Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia....

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    Sassler, Elizabeth

    Major: Public Management and Organizational Behavior

    Elizabeth Sassler is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at The University of Georgia. Her research focuses on organizational behavior and public management. Her current projects include work on employee motivation, deviant behavior, and...

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    Ivonchyk, Mikhail

    Major: Public Finance and Budgeting

    Educated in Belarus, U.K and the U.S., Mikhail wishes to attain a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy at SPIA, University of Georgia. ...

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  • Herrington, Melody

    Enrolled Student Services Coordinator

    Stewart, Shelly

Events

PADP Calendar
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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