30 Under 30 Awards Honor Alumni Tayo Adeyefa and Kristyn Back

Posted On October 16, 2014
Categories Alumni and Friends

The 2014 Nonprofit Leader 30 Under 30 Awards, recognizing young professionals in the nonprofit sector, were awarded to Andrew Young School of Policy Studies alumni Tayo Adeyefa and Kristyn Back.

After a statewide nomination process, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) present the award to individuals who display… 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 »

Social Work Alumnus Designs Homes for How People Live

Posted On October 6, 2014 by Karey Perkins, Ph.D.

Alumnus Brent Potter is an award-winning architectural designer in Decatur. A specialist in designing home renovations adaptable to the changing needs of baby boomers and those who want to age in place, he says that his Andrew Young School degree provided him particularly unique skills that he needs to do the job well.

“My primary… more »

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: rwright28@gsu.edu

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 »

Economist Joins AYSPS as 2CI Health Information Technology Professor

The Andrew Young School welcomed Thomas A. Mroz, a health and labor economist and a member of the Georgia State University Second Century Initiative’s new Health Information Technology cluster, to campus this fall. He also holds the Bernard B. and Eugenia A. Ramsey Chair of Private Enterprise.

Mroz admits that the quality of the… more »

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