Fri, March 27, 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).

Student News

MPA student accepted to NNSA Graduate Fellowship program

Mar 2015 MPA student, Ronnie Williams, was recently accepted into the NNSA Graduate Fellowship program for 2015-2016. With the fellowship, he will have the opportunity to join the NNSA staff to enhance the safety and reliability of the United States' nuclear weapons. Ronnie is currently in his second year of the MPA program specializing in Local Government Administration.

Student News

PhD student wins teaching award

Mar 2015 PhD student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, Benjamin Brunjes, is a recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. This award is given out by the UGA Vice President of Instruction for teaching performance. The award establishes that his teaching performance ranks in the top ten percent of all TAs serving at UGA. As part of the award, Ben will be recognized in the Honors Day and Commencement programs.

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Owens placed at UT Tyler

Up Close

  • Brunjes, Benjamin M.

    Major: Public Management

    Ben is a Ph.D. student interested in public management. He is currently conducting research on representative bureaucracy, collaborative management, and contracting out for services. Over the long-term, he hopes to further the knowledge of the implications of the “hollow state” and build a...

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    Jiang, Mengdi

    Rainey, Hal G.

    Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor

    Hal G. Rainey (Ph.D., Ohio State, 1978) is Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. ...

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  • Arrowood, Austin

    Major: Generalist

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

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    Grandage, Andrew

Events

PADP Calendar
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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

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Dec 18

Fall 2015 Graduate Commencement