The Department of Public Administration and Policy is a world leader in preparing students for managerial and policy analyst careers in public service and in nonprofit organizations, as well as for careers in academia, while emphasizing the values of ethics and accountability. The department is home to the #4 ranked masters program in public affairs according to US News & World Report.

Faculty members in the department include five members of the National Academy of Public Administration, a Congressionally-charted organization, as well as the current President of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration, the accrediting organization for programs in public administration. Alumni of the department’s degree programs are leaders in public and nonprofit affairs, in universities, and in top research centers both in the US and internationally. The department’s work and activities reach six continents and addresses issues of governance at every level.

With offices in Baldwin Hall, the Department of Public Administration and Policy includes 15 faculty members and over 160 graduate students.

  • Partnerships

    We continue to enhance our relationship with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, co-sponsor of our MPA Program and an important partner with us in building excellence in public service in Georgia, across the country, and now around the world.

  • Faculty
  • Student Organizations

    GEORGIA STUDENTS FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

    The Georgia Students for Public Administration (GSPA) strive to help all students of public administration and policy at the University of Georgia build social and academic networks during and after their tenure at the University. By fostering friendship and by integrating socially and academically our diverse student body, we hope to encourage students not just to learn their chosen profession but also to form lasting bonds with their peers, faculty, staff, and community

    GSPA Officers

    Jacob Wingate, President

    Ryan Fleming, Treasurer

    Cana Carroll, Co-Chair, Service & Banquet Committee

    Kristen HIll, Co-Chair, Service & Banquet Committee

    Michelle Nguyen, Chair, Social Committee

    Jay Still, Chair, Professional Development & Policy Competition Committee

     

    Stay up to date with what’s going on with GSPA and more ways to get involved on their website and Facebook page.

    DOCTORAL STUDENTS FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

    DSPA Officers

    Jordan Long
    Roger Jin
    Samara Scheckler
  • Contact Us

    Got questions? Send us an email and we’ll get back to you with answers as soon as possible! You can also contact us at 706-542-9660. For academic advisement questions, please call 706-542-4114.

    Contact information for the Department of Public Administration and Policy is listed below. For contact information relating to the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) including the Dean’s office, development, alumni relations, public relations and media inquiries and IT support, please visit SPIA’s contact page.

    MAILING ADDRESS

    Department of Public Administration and Policy
    School of Public and International Affairs
    The University of Georgia
    204 Baldwin Hall,
    355 South Jackson Street
    Athens, GA 30602

    Phone: 706-542-9660
    Fax: 706-583-0610

    MPA AND PHD ADMISSIONS

    Department of Public Administration and Policy
    Attn: Admissions Office
    204 Baldwin Hall
    The University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602-1615
    Telephone: 706-542-9660
    Fax: 706-583-0610

    DEPARTMENT HEAD OFFICE

    Dr. Bradley Wright
    Department of Public Administration & Policy
    The University of Georgia
    204B Baldwin Hall
    355 South Jackson Street
    Athens, GA 30602-1615

    Telephone:
    Fax: 706-583-0610
    bew@uga.edu

    Meredith Dewald
    Business Manager
    Baldwin Hall 204D
    mdewald@uga.edu
    706-542-1765

    Laura Bayne
    Administrative Associate
    Baldwin Hall 204
    lbayne@uga.edu
    706-542-9660

    PROGRAM DIRECTORS & COORDINATORS

    MPA PROGRAM DIRECTOR

    Dr. Deborah Carroll
    Department of Public Administration & Policy
    The University of Georgia
    207 Baldwin Hall
    355 South Jackson Street
    Athens, GA 30602-1615

    Telephone: 706-583-0553
    Fax: 706-583-0610
    dcarroll@uga.edu

    MPA Advisor

    Ben Brunjes
    Baldwin Hall 203A
    brunjes@uga.edu
    706-542-2961

    MPA CAREER SERVICES AND RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR

    Aaron Redman
    Department of Public Administration & Policy
    The University of Georgia
    204C Baldwin Hall
    355 South Jackson Street
    Athens, GA 30602-1615

    Telephone: 706-542-9583
    Fax: 706-583-0610
    Email: aredman@uga.edu

    PHD PROGRAM DIRECTOR

    Dr. Robert Christensen
    Department of Public Administration & Policy
    The University of Georgia
    406 Baldwin Hall
    355 South Jackson Street
    Athens, GA 30602-1615

    Telephone: 706-542-2884
    Fax: 706-583-0610
    rc@uga.edu

    ENROLLED STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR

    Melody Herrington
    Baldwin Hall 104D
    melodyh@uga.edu
    Work (706) 542-3510