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the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies brings the different lenses of public policy, social work, criminology and economics together into focus.
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“Georgia State University is convenient, and it has the geographical monopoly on being in the center of everything. I enjoy the campus. I can walk to my internship from my apartment or from my classes.”
Jaira Burke, B.A. in International Economics and Modern Languages
Our alumni often remain engaged, playing active and important roles in our students’ exposure to policy-related careers. Many of our alumni remain involved with the school as mentors, volunteers and board members. Read some of their stories on our alumni pages!
Our faculty share a unique entrepreneurial approach to policy scholarship and research, providing rigorous academic training and relevant practical experiences for our students.
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“The blending of classroom experience with work experience made what the professors were teaching us crystal clear. It cemented in my mind the importance and responsibility of being a prosecutor, who is probably the most powerful person in the criminal justice system.”
Alumnus and Judge Gregory Adams, DeKalb County Superior Court
The Department of Economics is ranked No. 10 in the U.S. and No. 23 in the world based on publications in the top 10 regional science journals over the period 2010-2014. In the same ranking, Professor David Sjoquist is ranked as No. 27 in the U.S. and No. 57 in the world. (Rickman and Winters, 2016, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/grow.12152/full).
The Department of Economics is ranked No. 10 in the U.S. and No. 23 in the world based on publications in the top 10 regional science journals over the period 2010-2014. In the same ranking, Professor David Sjoquist is ranked as No. 27 in the U.S. and No. 57 in the world. (Rickman and Winters, 2016,http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/grow.12152/full).
Based on an analysis of scholarly output, the Department of Economics is ranked among the top five economics departments in the U.S. South—having moved up 22 positions between 2001 and 2011 (Mixon and Upadhyaya, 2016,http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13504851.2016.1145344)
Debra Kibbe, senior research associate (Georgia Health Policy Center-GHPC), was recognized as a “Health Hero” by HealthMpowers for her hard work and dedication to the Georgia Department of Public Health Healthy Schools Summit. The “Health Hero” recognition celebrates people that are creating a culture of health for children. GHPC partners with HealthMpowers on Gov. Deal’s SHAPE initiative and recently hosted the Healthy Schools Summit on Oct. 15, 2015. Kibbe (left) is pictured here receiving the “Health Hero” award from HealthMpowers President Christi Kay.
The Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) recently awarded its first round of research stipends to Josh Hinkle, assistant professor (Criminal Justice and Criminology), and Chrystina Hoffman, doctoral student (Criminal Justice & Criminology), for their joint proposal to assess “The Impact of Policing Strategies on Officer Job Satisfaction.” Hinkle received a $2,000 faculty stipend for the 2016 spring semester. Hoffman received two $3,000 stipends to use for the 2016 spring and summer semesters.
Rahul Pathak, doctoral student in Public Policy & Management, received the Georgia Fiscal Management Council’s annual scholarship of $1,000. Pathak is also a graduate research assistant with the Fiscal Research Center.
Emefa Sewordor, doctoral student (Public Management and Policy), was selected as a 2016 American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) Founders’ Fellow, a program that recognizes outstanding students and new professionals (within three years of their graduation) in the field of public service and public administration.
Shelby Frost, clinical associate professor (Economics), was recently elected as a Center Representative to the 2016 Executive Committee of the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). Frost served as chair of the NAEE Technology Committee for several years now.
Amanda Phillips-Martinez, senior research associate (Georgia Health Policy Center), was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health, which makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration Administrator regarding the operation, selection and funding of migrant health centers. As one of the council’s 15 members, Phillips-Martinez will serve through November 2018.
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