Fri, July 3, 2015

PADP In 60 Seconds

  • 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.

  • 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

Professor Whitford Appointed to NAPA Panel

Jun 2015 Dr. Andy Whitford was appointed as a panel member for the next National Academy of Public Administration’s (NAPA) Federal Leaders Digital Insight Study in Washington D.C. This annual report surveys Federal leaders’ perspectives on government’s implementation of technology to best serve its constituencies. Whitford, a professor of public policy, says this high-profile opportunity to provide expertise to NAPA on an increasingly important topic is “an honor." “My colleagues in the Department of Public Administration and Policy have been especially supportive in allowing me to respond to opportunities like this that create goodwill for UGA in Washington, DC."

Department News

2015 PMRA Conference

Jun 2015 UGA Department of Public Administration and Policy was nicely represented at the 2015 Public Management Research Association Conference which was held June 11-13, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. UGA PhD students and faculty attended in force and presented many important papers and posters. Faculty also served as panel discussants and chairs.

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Justwan Joins University of Idaho Faculty

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Dr. Khripunov publishes op-ed in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Professor Whitford Appointed to NAPA Panel

Up Close

  • Hilmer, Ashley

    Major: Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

    I am an Orlando, Florida native and received my Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology and Social Sciences from the Florida State University while also focusing on Leadership Studies. I spent my undergrad career working with the Southeast Affiliate of PeaceJam, an international non-profit agency...

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    Newell, Alexander

    Major: Public Budgeting and Finance

    My name is Alexander Newell and I am an MPA candidate and teaching assistant at the University of Georgia. I plan to focus my studies on the financial and budgeting aspects of modern government so that I may be best equipped to serve the public interest. ...

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    Valentine, Tommy

    Major: Generalist

    Tommy Valentine (MPA '15) is a management and strategy consultant with a background in political campaigning, event planning, and retail operations. He is the recipient of the 2013 Harold F. Holtz, Jr., Master of Public Administration Scholarship, the First-Year Liaison for Georgia Students for...

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  • Lewis, Audrey

    Arrowood, Austin

    Major: Generalist

    My name is Austin Arrowood and I am an MPA student at the University of Georgia....

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PADP Calendar
Aug 10

PADP Fall 2015 Socialization

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall orientation for students enrolling in spring, summer, and fall semesters of 2015. Socialization is a three-day event that will take place on Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 11 as well as Friday, August 14.

Dec 18

Fall 2015 Graduate Commencement