Andrew J. Grandage
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Administration
I am a first year PhD student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, specializing in Public Budgeting and Finance. My primary research interests concern matters of State and Local finance: tax policy, debt management and economic development.
I currently serve as the Academic Adviser for our MPA program. While earning my MPA at UGA, I served as a Research Assistant at The Carl Vinson Institute of Government in the State Services and Decision Support unit, focusing on economic development and education initiatives. Prior to returning to graduate school, I worked as a Financial Analyst for Harris Corporation for several years. During my tenure at Harris, I worked in a variety of financial planning roles – Financial Modeling, Bid and Proposal, Performance Management, Orders-Sales-Profit Forecasting, Acquisition Integration and as a Business Area Analyst. I had the privilege of performing these duties in governmental and commercial settings, for both domestic and international operations.