Tue, November 25, 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, Alumni News

Williams and MPA Alumna Participate in National Policy Summit

Oct 2014 Congratulations to Dr. Brian N. Williams and MPA Alumna Jennifer Zeunik (2007) for participating in the National Policy Summit on Police-Community Relations sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Orlando, Florida on October 23rd. The IACP, the world’s largest association of law enforcement executives, advances professional police service; promotes enhanced administrative, technical and operational practices; and fosters and facilitates the cooperation and exchange of information and experience among police leaders and police organizations throughout the world. The IACP held the summit to examine the future of police-community relationships in light of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and other locales in the US. The objective of this gathering was to develop a mandate for action that will move the state of community-police relations forward. Resulting publications will offer policy recommendations designed to enhance police-community relations, and provide law enforcement agencies and their communities with a collection of best practices to serve as a road map to build a more trusting and effective working relationship. Dr. Williams and Ms. Zeunik were two of forty attendees from across the United States and Canada invited to participate. Other participants included police executives, community leaders, leaders of civil rights organizations and professional law enforcement associations, and police studies scholars.

Faculty News

Christensen Delivers Keynote Address

Oct 2014 Robert K. Christensen gave an invited keynote address at the Workshop on Behavioral Foundations of Public Service Motivation: Exchanging and Aligning Human Resource, Organizational Behavior and Public Administration Perspectives. The workshop was held at the University of Zeppelin, Friedrichshafen, Germany, Oct 2014, and was sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Christensen's remarks, entitled "Public Service Motivation: It’s Alive. Now is It Normal?,” were given to an audience of international scholars and students interested in human resource management and public service motivation.

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MPA Students Start Nonprofit Organization

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Professor and Undergraduate Student Publish Washington Post Article

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CITS engages with Chinese partners

Up Close

  • Bruno, Jessie

    Major: Public Policy

    Saroha, Vipin

    I am looking to work in an organization where I can use my professional skills gained over time to the best of abilities. I would like to work in an environment where I can interact with people as well do research. I have extensive work experience in different cultural environments and can work in a...

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    Hodge, Meriem

    Major: Organizational Theory/Public Management

  • Francis, Carla

    Carla received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Environmental Economics and Management. After spending three years in the public sector teaching environmental education she has returned to UGA to seek her Master of Public Administration. ...

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    Brewer, Gene A.

    Affiliated Professor

    Dr. Brewer is an internationally recognized public management scholar who publishes in the top-ranked journals in the field. His current research interests include public sector reform, policy implementation, government performance, organization theory and behavior, comparative administration, and...

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PADP Calendar
Dec 1

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

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

Dec 19

2014 Graduate School Commencement

2:30 pm

2014 Graduate School Commencement