Meet the Board: Kevin Abernethy (AB ’99)
Meet the Board: Kevin Abernethy (AB ’99)

Kevin Abernethy (AB ’99) is quick to acknowledge the people who have influenced his career path, and as a member of the SPIA Alumni Board, he hopes to curate avenues

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Fall 2021 Letter from International Affairs Department Head
Fall 2021 Letter from International Affairs Department Head

Dear International Affairs Alumni and Friends, I am Amanda Murdie, the Department Head for the Department of International Affairs. Over this past year of unprecedented challenges for the world community

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Fall 2021 Letter from Political Science Department Head
Fall 2021 Letter from Political Science Department Head

Dear Political Science Department Alumni and Friends, It’s always fun to be in touch with alumni and friends so we can share news on recent developments and points of pride.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO CAITLYN GEGEN FOR BEING SELECTED AS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY’S MPA STUDENT OF THE MONTH!
CONGRATULATIONS TO CAITLYN GEGEN FOR BEING SELECTED AS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY’S MPA STUDENT OF THE MONTH!

We are proud to announce July’s student of the month, Caitlyn Gegen, a spring Double Dawg graduate in UGA’s Public Administration program. While attending UGA, Ms. Gegen interned on multiple

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SPIA professor links terror attacks to social desirability bias in new article
SPIA professor links terror attacks to social desirability bias in new article

By: Rachael Andrews In his most recent research article, “Threat-Inducing Violent Events Exacerbate Social Desirability Bias in Survey Responses,” Dr. Shane Singh, along with his co-author, investigates the connection between

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SPIA Ranks Among Top 10 Global Institutions for Public Administration
SPIA Ranks Among Top 10 Global Institutions for Public Administration

The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia (UGA) ranks among the top ten institutions worldwide for Public Administration according to the 2021 Global Ranking

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Amanda Abraham awarded more than $2.57 million from National Institutes of Health to examine treatment of alcohol use disorder for Medicaid recipients
Amanda Abraham awarded more than $2.57 million from National Institutes of Health to examine treatment of alcohol use disorder for Medicaid recipients

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will fund a new study led by Amanda Abraham, associate professor of public administration and policy at the University of Georgia, and

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Congratulations to Gabby Connally for being selected as Public Administration and Policy’s MPA Student of the Month!
Congratulations to Gabby Connally for being selected as Public Administration and Policy’s MPA Student of the Month!

Congratulations to Gabby Connally for being selected as Public Administration and Policy’s MPA Student of the Month! Gabby recently completed her first year within the MPA program, where she is

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Homestead exemptions and rural school funding: SPIA professor researches the connection
Homestead exemptions and rural school funding: SPIA professor researches the connection

By: Rachael Andrews Dr. Alex Combs, assistant professor of public administration and policy, recently published research on the connection between homestead exemptions and funding for rural education systems. His article,

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Meet The Board: Larissa Martinez (AB ’04)
Meet The Board: Larissa Martinez (AB ’04)

The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) 0ffers a plethora of opportunities for students, and Larissa Martinez knew the potential importance of these. As a student, Larissa (AB ‘04)

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