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Honors and Awards

PADP PhD Student of the Year

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Apr 2014

PhD student, Justin Bullock was recognized by faculty and staff Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Annual GSPA Banquet as PhD Student of the Year. Justin currently serves as the MPA Advisor and is a research assistant for Dr. J. Edward Kellough. His first article appeared in print this year in the International Public Management Journal and he recently had a paper accepted the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. He has papers under review at Administration & Society and Public Administration Review. Justin is also very active in presenting his work. In the past year he attended academic conferences for the European Group on Public Administration, Southern Political Science Association, Association for Public Policy and Management, and the Midwest Political Science Association. Justin has been completing his dissertation titled "A Theory and Empirical Examination of Bureaucratic Errors" under the direction of Dr. Laurence J. O'Toole. Starting in September 2014, Justin will be an Assistant Professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

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Faculty News

Dr. Andrew Owsiak wins CURO Research Mentoring Award

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

Apr 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Owsiak for receiving the 2014 Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Research Mentoring Award. The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and the Honors Program established these awards to recognize outstanding faculty who consistently engage and enhance the learning experience of undergraduate researchers through CURO Programming. Award recipients have provided superior research and mentoring opportunities and have collaborated with undergraduate researchers on publications and presentations at professional conferences.

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student news

2014 Pi Sigma Alpha Essay Contest Winners

Department of Political Science

Apr 2014

Congratulations to Pi Sigma Alpha essay contest winners Laura Sipe and Park McDougald. In addition to receiving a cash prize, the winning essays will be published online in the Georgia Political Review.

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Faculty News

Dr. Greer Receives Innovative Instruction Grant

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Apr 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Greer, recipient of the Summer Innovative Instruction Grant for his proposal: “Case-Based Active Learning Strategies for Public Budgeting and Finance”. The annual grant funds the improvement of teaching and learning techniques through innovative class redesigns and pedagogical strategies. Dr. Greer proposes creating case studies and in-class activities based in real world public financial issues in order to transition from standard textbook based courses to a more interactive classroom.

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Honors and Awards

2014 Professor of the Year

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Apr 2014

Temporary Assistant Professor, Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams was honored by students at the 2014 GSPA Banquet as Professor of the Year.

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Honors and Awards

2014 MPA Student of the Year

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Apr 2014

At this year's Annual GSPA Banquet, MPA student Amanda Newell was awarded with MPA Student of the Year. Amanda is in her second year of the MPA program specializing in public policy and public budgeting and finance and will graduate this Spring. Amanda is the treasurer for GSPA, was on the Fels Policy Competition team, is a teaching assistant, and mentors athletes. Faculty and staff presented this award to Amanda to recognize her dedication both academically and through her service.

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Department News

2014 GSPA Banquet

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Apr 2014

The Annual GSPA Banquet took place on Friday, April 11, 2014. The event was held in the Magnolia Room in the Hilton Garden Inn. The Georgia Students for Public Administration and Policy invited Fenwick Broyard to deliver the keynote speech. He delivered an inspiring speech on public service. Faculty and students were also honored and achievements from the academic year were noted. The award of MPA Student of the Year was presented to second-year, MPA student Amanda Newell. Justin Bullock honored as PhD Student of the Year. These awards were presented on behalf of faculty and staff. Students also chose to honor Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams as Professor of the Year.

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Student news

Allison Trochesset Wins Grant

Department of Political Science

Apr 2014

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Allison Trochesset! The Graduate School has selected Allison to receive a 2014 Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant. The Graduate School established this program as part of its strategic initiative to support innovation and interdisciplinary in the research being conducted by doctoral students.

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Faculty News

Dr. Keith Dougherty wins SPIA Research Award

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Apr 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Keith Dougherty, recipient of the 2014 SPIA Research Award. He was also recently recognized by the Student Government Association for outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching. Dr. Dougherty is the latest example of how our Political Science faculty excel at both research and teaching.

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Publications

Martinez Publishes New Criminal Case Book

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Apr 2014

Dr. J. Michael Martinez, part-time instructor, has published a new book entitled "The Greatest Criminal Cases: Changing the Course of American Law."

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