Tue, March 3, 2015

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).

Department News

PADP Hosts First Annual NASPAA Policy Competition

Mar 2015 The Department of Public Administration and Policy hosted the first annual NASPAA Student Simulation Competition on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The University of Georgia was one of six regional sites holding simultaneous competitions across the country. The competition was open to all graduate students at NASPAA schools. Teams were comprised of three to four students from different schools. Two students from the Department of Public Administration participated in the event. Dr. Deborah Carroll served as the emcee of the event and NASPAA President Dr. Ed Kellough gave the opening remarks. Dean Stefanie Lindquist mingled with participants during a networking event that took place following the competition. The winners of the regional event will go on to be judged against all of the regional winners.

Student News

Rimes Wins Dean’s Award

Jan 2015 Congratulations to PhD student Heather Rimes for winning the Graduate School Dean's Award in Social Sciences, an extremely competitive award given to highly qualified students with outstanding records at The University of Georgia. The award is given to students to help cover research costs while doing their dissertation or thesis. Rimes is currently working on her thesis entitled, "Bureaucratic Features of Scientific Research Collaboration: Organizational Characteristics of Research Collaborations among Individual Scientists” and is set to graduate with her PhD in Spring of 2015.

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Up Close

  • Elliott, Thomas

    LeBlanc, Michelle

    Major: Policy Analysis

    Michelle LeBlanc is a first year master of public administration student interested in state policies that affect their municipalities. She received her undergraduate from Michigan State University in Urban and Regional Planning and will graduate from UGA in the spring of 2015. ...

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    Mulaphong, Dhanakorn

    Major: Public Administration and Policy

    Dhanakorn is a first-year Ph.D. student in Public Administration and Policy. His research interests fall under the umbrella of public management and organizational research, including administrative ethics, human relations, and the dark side of organizational behaviors, such as counterproductive...

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  • Walker, Coia

    Major: Public Budgeting and Finance Administration

    Coia Walker is a tenacious, quick-witted, entrepreneurially spirited, and intellectually curious individual who’s objective is to find solutions to local and global problems...

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    Zeng, Li

Events

PADP Calendar
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Mar 20

Speaker: Timothy Meyer

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Mar 27

Delmer Dunn Lecture

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Baldwin Hall, Room 202

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Apr 6

Deadline for submitting thesis or dissertation for a format check for May 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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Apr 10

SPIA Networking Night

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Apr 27

Final date for the receipt by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

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May 8

Spring 2015 Graduate Commencement

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May 8

Spring 2015 SPIA Convocation

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Jun 12

Deadline for graduate students to submit an application for August 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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Jun 12

Deadline for submitting applications for admission to candidacy for August 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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Jun 19

Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for August 2015 Commencement program

5:00 pm