What Others Are Saying


Janelle A. Kerlin was co-applicant with Hieu Ngo of the University of Calgary on the grant proposal, “Connection Grant for Promoting Vibrant Social Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia.” The grant was recently funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for $23,000.

The Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI), of which the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) is a leading partner, was awarded the Health Connect South Best Collaboration Award at the Health Connect South 2016 annual meeting on Sept. 21, 2016, in Atlanta. Led by the GHPC, United Way and the Atlanta Regional Commission, ARCHI has brought together more than 70 community partners committed to do their part to improve key indicators of health and well-being for all Atlantans.

Clinical associate professors Grace O (ECON) and Shelby Frost (ECON) are leading the Department of Economics’ participation in a $515,000 grant received by Georgia State University through the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. The grant, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be used over a 3-year period to accelerate the use of high-quality adaptive courseware that personalizes learning and improves undergraduate education. GSU was one of seven public universities to receive the grant.

Associate Professor Janelle Bassett Kerlin (PMAP-Nonprofit Studies) received the 2016 Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Social Enterprise Journal.

Associate Professor Cathy Yang Liu (PMAP) was appointed managing editor for the Journal of Urban Affairs, the official journal of the Urban Affairs Association that focuses on urban research and policy analysis. Liu is also editing the special issue, “Urban Transformation in Asia and the Pacific Rim: Economic Transitions, Institutions, and Development Policies.”

Professor Sally Wallace (ECON) was appointed associate editor of International Tax and Public Finance.

The Southern Criminal Justice Association honored students Jane Daquin (Ph.D. candidate, Criminal Justice & Criminology, ‘17) with its Outstanding Graduate Student Award and Samantha Donovan (B.S., Criminal Justice & Criminology, ’16) with its Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award in 2016.

Angela Snyder (GHPC) was selected to chair the State Health Research and Policy Interest Group of AcademyHealth, a national association, for two years.

Undergraduate student, Samantha Donavan, received the 2016 Southern Criminal Justice Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award

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.