Mark Knowles

Mark is the co-founder and President of GovDirections (http://www.govdirections.com) a research consulting firm monitoring government spending practices. He is a pioneer in procurement aggregation and also the founder of GovernmentBids.com,

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Felipe Lozano-Rojas

Dr. Lozano-Rojas research lies in the intersection between public finance and social policy. His research focuses on taxation and behavior and on revenue-generating social-policies that provide different levels of governments

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Cory Struthers

Dr. Struthers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. Before arriving at UGA, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Forest Resources at

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Emily V. Bell

Emily V. Bell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. Her research examines local and regional environmental governance, focusing on

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Alex Combs

Dr. Combs’ research focuses on the impacts of state and local finance throughout the P-20 education pipeline with particular interest in competition for financial resources and human capital among jurisdictions

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Martha Farnsworth

The Hon. Martha Farnsworth (Riche) joins SPIA as a Visiting Scholar with a research focus on the impact of diversity (defined narrowly or broadly) on institutions and nations. A fellow

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Emily C. Lawler

Dr. Lawler is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University in August 2018. Dr.

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Eric S. Zeemering

Eric Zeemering is MPA Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. His research investigates local governance and intergovernmental relations, including

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Michelle L. Lofton

Michelle L. Lofton is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy (Ph.D., Syracuse University). Professor Lofton’s research interests broadly explore the intersection of public finance and public management by

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