Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Courtney Goodman is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration while serving as the Lead Financial Aid Advisor of State Programs at The University of Georgia’s Office of Student Financial Aid. As a Tennessee native, she graduated from Union University in 2018 where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Communications. As an undergraduate student, Courtney was involved in numerous campus organizations. She was a Vice President of Kappa Delta sorority for three years and served freshmen in the Freshmen Orientation and Freshmen Mentor programs. Courtney’s passion for public service was fostered by her involvement in ENACTUS, a national organization committed to using entrepreneurial skills and a public service mindset to promote change in the world by following the United Nations’ sustainability goals. She plans to continue working in the higher education environment following her completion of the MPA program.


Bachelor of Science | Union University | 2018 | Business Administration

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Relevant Work Experience

Courtney currently serves as the Lead Financial Aid Advisor of State Programs at UGA’s Office of Student Financial Aid. She also participated in an economic development internship with the Jackson, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce where she led a research project dedicated to providing valuable hiring data to local businesses to achieve better hiring practices and entice outside businesses to move to the area.


Career Goals

Courtney hopes to work as a higher education administrator at a public university or as an executive in a state Department of Education.

Of Note

Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion
Member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Mu Alpha Honor Societies
Winner of the Jackson Economic Proposal Research Competition
President’s List (4.0 GPA) for 6 consecutive semesters
Summa Cum Laude graduate

Research Interests

Courtney is interested in researching how higher education administrators and policy makers can work to make the university pathway more affordable for students.