Faculty Family Endows the Andrew Young School’s Study Abroad Fund

Posted On December 19, 2016
Categories Deans Council, News Tags

Robert Moore and Julie Hotchkiss know what combining a travel adventure with an immersive learning experience can add to a student’s outlook and personal growth. Both huge proponents of expanding students’ worldviews, they contributed to the Andrew Young School Study Abroad Fund every year since the Dean’s Office began putting money into it.

After providing… more »

uVenture Competition Engages New Generation of Nonprofit Leaders and Social Entrepreneurs

Georgia State students learned what it takes to be a social entrepreneur during this fall’s uVenture Social Challenge. Each participant engaged in an interdisciplinary experience in creating and proposing innovative solutions to pressing social issues. The winning teams also walked away with prize money.

During the Venture Social Challenge, participants were introduced to many… more »


Amber Slyter

Posted On June 3, 2016

Amber serves as the Academic Specialist for Public Management and Policy. Her duties include student support, instructor support, GRA coordinator, student events coordinator, and course scheduler for the department.


International College Students Are Less Likely to Experience Violent Crimes, Research Suggests

ATLANTA—International students attending universities in the United States, particularly females, may be less at risk for violent, non-sexual victimization than their domestic counterparts, due, in part, to their choices in lifestyles and activities, new research suggests.

Using data from the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment II, criminologists from Georgia State… more »

Race a Factor in Repeated Victimizations of People with Mental Illness, Georgia State Study Finds

ATLANTA–African Americans who are mentally ill are at greater risk of being repeatedly victimized than are mentally ill white people, according to criminologists at Georgia State University.

The researchers found the rate of recurring victimization among this population remains stable over time, while it declines during the first year after release from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization… more »

Adams Advances Opportunity, Redemption in the Courtroom

Posted On October 18, 2015 by Mary Chase Mize, MS student, College of Education and Human Development

Plaques of honor and recognition cover the walls of DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams’ chambers. Phrases like “living legend” and “distinguished service” attest to his profound influence over a 30-plus-year career in the complex, nuanced and very public arena of criminal justice.

Yet Adams’ outlook on his life and career is… more »

A Better Way To Evaluate Conservation Policies Found by Georgia State Researchers

ATLANTA – Protected forested areas in Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Thailand have prevented the release of more than 1,000 million additional tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, an economic service provided by nature worth at least $5 billion, according to new research by Georgia State University economist Paul Ferraro with alumnus… more »

Professor Examines History Assigning Life Monetary Value

Posted On May 26, 2015 by Karey Perkins, Ph.D

Putting a monetary value on human life is controversial, so economists have attempted to side-step this moral thicket by transforming the question into one about the value of risks.

Economist Spencer Banzhaf reviews this topic in his paper, “The Cold War Origins of the Value of Statistical Life (VSL),” which he presented at the History… more »

Research Supports Advances in Gender Diversity Policies

Posted On October 9, 2014 by Marcia Jones Cross

When Sebastian Beckham Nix graduates in December, he hopes that the diploma for his B.S. in Public Policy-Nonprofit Studies will have the correct name on it. Nix, a transgender man known as Becks, entered Georgia State University in 2010.

While Becks is comfortable talking candidly about his past, he’s the exception rather than the rule.… more »

Impatience Plays Role in Obesity Epidemic

Posted On October 6, 2014 by Colleen Donelly, Master’s in Communications

New research conducted by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University suggests that an individual’s level of patience predicts how susceptible they may be to weight gain.

Obesity levels have made a significant jump over the past several decades. Today over a third of the U.S. population weighs in at a… more »