GHPC’s Debra Kibbe Helps Make America’s Youth Healthier

Posted On September 29, 2014 by Perri Campis, M.P.P. student

Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2012, 31.8 percent – nearly one-in-three—children aged two to 19 were considered overweight or obese, 16.9 percent of them obese.

Although these rates have leveled in recent years, they are still exceptionally high according to… more »

Moffit the W.J. Usery Lecture Series Speaker, Oct. 8

Posted On September 23, 2014 by Perri Campis, M.P.A. student

Robert Moffitt, the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University, will present the 11th Annual  W.J. Usery Lecture on October 8, 2014, from 10:30-noon at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, 14 Marietta St., in AYS Seminar Room 749.

“Robert Moffitt will examine our complex system of income support for low income households,”… more »

The Andrew Young School Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

NEW CHAIRS Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Richard T. Wright Chair and Professor; Ph.D., University of Cambridge, United Kingdom PHONE: 404-413-1015 * EMAIL:

Urban ethnographer Richard T. Wright joined the school from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he was the Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He… more »

Perry is New Director of Career Services

Posted On September 22, 2014 by Leena Mena, M.P.A. student

Colleen Perry, an 18-year career veteran specializing in university career services, joined the Andrew Young School in July as director of graduate career services and student life.

Perry comes to the school from Georgia State’s University Career Services office, where she was assistant director for co-op and internships. In this role she managed internships, career… more »

Georgia State University Economist To Examine The State Of Employer-Employee Relations

ATLANTA–Georgia State University labor economist Bruce Kaufman is leading a team of researchers from Australia and Canada in a $500,000, three-year project to gauge the state of employer-employee work relationships in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Their research, funded by the Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc. (IRC) and the Australian Research… more »

CARE Intern Works Towards Gender Equality in Malawi

For eight weeks over the summer, second-year MPA student Melissa Jennings interned for CARE International’s Pathways to Empowerment Program in Malawi. Jennings worked primarily on the midpoint evaluation of the five-year program, which uses the teaching of improved agricultural techniques as a tool for empowering women.

“Working abroad is really exciting because of… more »

New Analysis of Atlanta’s Income Inequality Shows Metro Area Lowers Ranking from One to 19

ATLANTA–A higher concentration of middle-income households outside the city boundaries of Atlanta significantly lowers the income inequality in Atlanta’s Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), a new analysis of data by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) suggests.

A Brookings Institution ranking of 50 large U.S. cities by level of income inequality… more »