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.

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 706-542-2961.

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

Telephone: 706-542-0488
Fax: 706-583-0610
kellough@uga.edu

MPA Advisor

Andrew Grandage
Baldwin Hall 203A
andrew.grandage25@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. Edward Kellough
Department of Public Administration & Policy
The University of Georgia
207 Baldwin Hall
355 South Jackson Street
Athens, GA 30602-1615

Telephone: 706-542-0488
Fax: 706-583-0610
kellough@uga.edu

ENROLLED STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR

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