Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Donnie is a Master’s candidate in the Public Administration program and currently works with students as a Financial Aid Advisor II at UGA. He is an Athens, GA local and obtained his A.B. in Political Science at UGA. Prior to working at UGA, Donnie taught special-needs student reading comprehension and phonemic awareness using sensory- cognitive processing at Lindamood- Bell Learning Processes. He has also worked as a brewer and brewery/restaurant general manager as well as an outreach and research member on several local campaigns. He is an active member of Athens for Everyone. Donnie is also heavily involved with the local music scene, playing in various bands and organizing shows at local venues. He is the co-founder and CEO of the 3-day Athtoberfest Music and Arts Festival put on at Akademia Brewing every year where he has learned equal parts production, business, and marketing skills. He spends his free time writing/producing music and creating expanded forms art, or playing Mario kart with his fiancĂ© and four cats (the cats mostly just watch).

Research Interests

Organizational Behavior, sustainable community building/ citizen relations, and policy implementation