Hadley Nobles

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Administration

Hadley Nobles is currently working on her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. In 2014 Hadley received her Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Emergency Management from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. While at the University of Georgia, she has conducted research in areas of public administration and policy, specifically in the fields of coproduction, emergency management, risk communication, safety and security. She recently presented a paper “Social Media as a Coproduction Strategy in Risk Communication: Implications for Emergency Managers” at the ASPA Young Scholars Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa.

This past summer Hadley worked with the City of Atlanta’s Department of Aviation at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport reviewing and editing the Airport Emergency Plan. She also assisted in developing the training and exercise calendar for the Airport to ensure HSEEP compliance as well as editing and consulting on the communications and business continuity plans. She has also previously worked with the University of Georgia Office of Emergency Preparedness developing online training for university employees. In 2014 Hadley worked with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department (CMUD) developing and leading active shooter training for all employees. She also conducted a chemical inventory for the CMUD safety department. While obtaining her MPA Hadley worked for Mecklenburg County as a Process Consultant Fellow. The fellowship gave her the opportunity to work with departments across Mecklenburg County improving work flow processes by interviewing and observing employees. She also held a position with the Western District of North Carolina U.S. Attorney’s Office, there she conducted a security and vulnerability assessment. She also analyzed and audited bank statements and victim restitution amounts for cases involving human trafficking, drugs, and counterfeit products.

Hadley completed a B.S. in Business Administration and Management in 2009 from the University of Maine where she focused on leadership and human resource issues. Prior to obtaining her Master’s degree she worked for Bank of America in several departments earning customer service and leadership appreciation awards.

Coursework has included coproduction, risk communication, safety, security, investigative law, disaster planning, emergency management, organizational management, human resources and SPSS and STATA data analysis among others. A major course at UNCC involved revamping the City of Kannapolis’ employee performance evaluation instrument.

She is looking forward to continuing to further develop her knowledge and expertise in the public sector through her academic and professional endeavors.

  • MPA, University of North Carolina Charlotte 2009, Emergency Management
  • B.S., University of Maine 2009, Business Administration and Management, History
Of Note
  • Full tuition paid Teaching Assistantship – University of Georgia (2014-2017)

  • Full conference scholarship – American Association of Public Administration Young Scholars (2016)

  • Full tuition paid Graduate Fellowship – Mecklenburg County Public Service Fellowship (2013- 2014)

  • Full tuition and travel scholarship – Public Risk & Insurance Management Association Conference (2013)

  • Six customer appreciation awards – L.L. Bean (2011 – 2012)

  • Four leadership awards – Bank of America (2009 – 2011)

  • Excellent Performance – Bank of America (2009 – 2011)

  • Military Fundraising Award – J.R.O.T.C. (2006)

Research Interests

Hadley’s research interests focus broadly on issues regarding coproduction, risk communication, emergency and disaster management and safety and security. Other broad topics of interest include workplace violence, heat weather warning systems, organizational behaviors, business continuity, human resources, collaboration, airports, preparedness, mitigation and response, and critical infrastructure.