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Dr. Monogan wins award at APSA

Department of Political Science

Aug 2014

Congratulations to Jamie Monogan! The State Politics and Policy Section of the American Political Science Association awarded Dr. Monogan, David Konisky (Georgetown University), and Neal Woods (University of South Carolina) the Best Paper Award for their paper, "Gone with the Wind: Federalism and the Strategic Placement of Air Polluters."

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Dr. Haynes Becomes Member of APSA Teaching and Learning Conference Steering Committee

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Aug 2014

Dr. Audrey Haynes has been invited to be a member of the American Political Science Association's Teaching and Learning Conference Steering Committee. It is a 6-member committee and leads the planning effort the TLC conference which will be held in February 2015 by the Executive Director of the APSA, Steven R. Smith. She will be serving a three-year term. The APSA Teaching and Learning Conference is a unique meeting in which APSA strives to promote greater understanding of cutting-edge approaches, techniques, and methodologies for the political science classroom. The conference provides a forum for scholars to share effective and innovative teaching and learning models and to discuss broad themes and values of political science education--especially the scholarship of teaching and learning.

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Department News, Student News

New MPA cohort participates in service learning

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Aug 2014

First-year MPA students wrapped up socialization week with Saturday morning service learning projects across the community. Students served at three different Habitat for Humanity sites, the Salvation Army, and J.J. Harris Elementary School through the organization Keep ACC Beautiful. Student concluded their service with a discussion on what they learned at their locations as well as how they can relate their classwork to the work that is currently being done in the community. These projects also kicked off each student's goal to volunteer 100 hours of their time while in the MPA program. Seven hours down, only 93 left!

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Student News

Student gives volunteer management presentation

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Aug 2014

Second-year MPA student, Amanda Stephens, gave a great presentation entitled "Volunteer Management - Best Practices" for a summer course on volunteer management. Amanda Stephens is a 2nd year MPA student, specializing in Nonprofit Administration. Amanda is currently on staff at Georgia 4-H where she coordinates student leadership conferences and works collaboratively with extension specialists and volunteers to offer quality youth development programs across Georgia. She recently created volunteer management materials for extension agents and associates who coordinate 4-H volunteer programs across the southern region. She hopes to continue working with volunteer managers to build capacity for Georgia 4-H programs and activities.

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Christensen Addresses Attorneys at Annual Conference

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Aug 2014

Dr. Rob Christensen recently addressed the National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys at their annual conference. His invited remarks, "Improving Judicial Performance through Effective Motivation & Leadership," focused on the power of daily management techniques to improve public service delivery in the administration of justice. Other notable speakers on the program included Dean Eriwin Chemerinsky and Prof. Michael Saks.

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Faculty News

Dr. Johnson’s Book Hits Washington Post Bestseller List

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

Aug 2014

Dr. Loch K. Johnson’s book “Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies: An Anthology” has hit The Washington Post’s bestseller list for nonfiction. In his book, Johnson and Wirtz present a diverse, comprehensive, and yet highly accessible set of readings from leading experts in the field. This edition includes: 24 new articles, a new epilogue, updated instruction, discussion questions, and comprehensive coverage of many hot topics.

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Grad News

Rachel Bitecofer Selected for 2014 Emerging Leaders Program

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Aug 2014

Congratulations to Rachel Bitecofer on her acceptance to the 2014 Emerging Leaders Program! The Emerging Leaders program is sponsored by the University of Georgia Graduate School. It is an intensive, year-long program designed to identify future faculty with strong leadership potential and works with participants to develop their leadership skills. Rachel is in her final year of her doctoral studies in Political Science & International Affairs and is a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Georgia.

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Faculty News

Focus on Faculty: Professor Maltese

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Jul 2014

Professor John Maltese is featured on UGA’s homepage this week in the "Focus on Faculty" page. As the Albert Berry Saye Professor and head of the department of political science, Dr. Maltese says that getting students engaged in a topic and then getting them to think carefully and analytically about it makes teaching fun. Speaking of fun, Dr. Maltese is also a Grammy Award winner. How many political scientists can say that? Check out the full interview on www.uga.edu.

Focus on Faculty

Student News

Yan Ying Admitted to UGA Emerging Leaders Program

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Jul 2014

MPA student, Yan Ying was admitted into the 2014 Emerging Leaders Program which is an invited leadership workshop held and sponsored by the University of Georgia Graduate School. The program gives students the opportunity to learn from experts as well as fellow graduate students. It seeks to provide students with the professional development and leadership skills they will need when entering the workplace. Yan is entering his second year of the MPA program, is interning for Action Ministries, and will be serving as a graduate assistant for the International Center of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

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Student News

PhD Student presents for ACC Police Department

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Jul 2014

PhD student, Megan LePere-Schloop recently delivered presentation entitled "Recommendations on Performance Appraisals to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department" to the leadership at the ACC Police Department. The presentation was based on a report that Megan wrote and developed with Professors Brian Williams and Rob Christensen. Chief Lumpkin presented a challenge coin to Megan and her co-authors in recognitions of a job well done. The project's purpose is to assist the ACCPD in better understanding how performance appraisals might be modified and better leveraged to improve personnel processes.

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