Sarah Beth Gehl

Department of Public Administration and Policy
Temporary Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Sarah Beth Gehl is an advanced PhD candidate in Public Policy through a joint program at Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. Her research has engaged questions of STEM salary equity, public budgeting and finance, agenda-setting, and nonprofit advocacy through both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She received the Dan E. Sweat Dissertation Fellowship for her work in higher education policy. Prior to pursing her PhD, Sarah Beth served as deputy director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

  • B.A., Birmingham-Southern College, English and Mathematics
  • M.U.P., University of Illinois at Chicago, Economic Development
  • Ph.D., Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology, Public Budgeting and FInance
Areas of Expertise
  • Public budgeting and finance
  • Public policy
  • STEM pay equity
  • Nonprofit advocacy
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Georgia State University Dan Sweat Dissertation Fellowship
  • The Outstanding Doctoral Student in Public Policy, Georgia State University
  • The AYSPS Teaching Excellence in Policy Award, Georgia State University
  • Andrew Young Fellowship, Georgia State University
  • Midwest Political Science Association – Member
  • Southern Political Science Association – Member
  • City of Decatur Historic Preservation Commission – Commissioner
Selected Publications
  • Gehl, S.B. (revise and resubmit), “The Public-Private Foundation Divide in Supporting Nonprofit Advocacy.” Nonprofit Management & Leadership.
  • Gehl, S. B., Willoughby, K. G. and Bell, M. J. (2013), “Pension Reform in Atlanta: Funding Past Promises in an Uncertain Future.” Public Budgeting & Finance, 33: 3–23.
  • Gehl, S.B., and Willoughby, K.G. (2013),”The State of State Addresses: Settling in for the Long Haul.” in Audrey S. Wall ed., The Book of the States, Vol. 45, Lexington, KY: The Council of State Governments. pp. 135-142.