Leadership Training and Design Thinking Point Higher Ed to the Future

Posted On November 22, 2015
Categories News, Publications

Decreases in public funding, higher tuitions, shrinking admissions, and the rise in popularity of non-accredited, nontraditional programs like coding camps – some now gaining federal funding – are only some of the administrative pressures facing higher education.

So how do senior administrators prepare to manage their institutions for the inevitable: change?

Economist Mary… more »

GILEE Funds Research on Policing Strategies and Job Satisfaction

Posted On November 17, 2015 by Perri Campis, MPP student

The Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) has awarded $8,000 in research stipends to Joshua Hinkle, an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, and doctoral candidate Chrystina Hoffman for their joint research proposal, “The Impact of Policing Strategies on Officer Job Satisfaction.”

“Getting support for a research project… more »

Study Abroad Reaffirms Student’s Passion

Posted On November 17, 2015 by Perri Campis, MPP Student
Categories News

A chance encounter halfway across the world during last year’s European Union study abroad rejuvenated Andrew Young School undergraduate Edi Campis’ passion for social work. She says the trip provided her an opportunity to think about social issues in a new and different way.

“While in Amsterdam, I met a social worker who also… more »

Hidden, Hardworking Leaders Ensure School Districts’ Financial Security

When children go to school, they don’t typically peek into the finance department and think, ‘That’s what I want to do when I grow up.’

They have little understanding of how their school — let alone the entire school district — manages its finances.

Marvin Dereef, deputy chief financial officer for Fulton County School… more »

Students Receiving State Merit-Based Scholarships Less Likely to Earn STEM Degrees, Research Shows

ATLANTA—State merit-based scholarships reduce the likelihood a student will earn a degree in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Oklahoma State University.

Their study, published in the Journal of Labor Economics in October, examined the effect of state merit-based financial aid programs, such as Georgia’s… 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 »

Student Activist Fights HIV/AIDS

Masonia Traylor advocates for education to end the AIDS epidemic

When Masonia Traylor learned she was positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the grief she experienced stopped her in her tracks.

“It was extremely traumatizing and devastating,” she said. “It caused me to be extremely disappointed in myself, and it actually caused me… more »

Inhalant Use Linked to Head Injuries, Traumatic Experiences and Mental Illness

ATLANTA—Incarcerated youth who have suffered head injuries, traumatic experiences and mental illness diagnoses are more likely to abuse multiple inhalants, according to researchers at Georgia State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The findings published in the journal PLOS One in September report that severe polyinhalant users had more than double… more »

Georgia Health Policy Center’s Groundbreaking Effort Integrates Health Metrics into Affordable Housing Design

ATLANTA–Investment in affordable housing in lower risk and higher opportunity areas can improve the health status of Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens, helping up to 200 individuals per year live longer, healthier lives, according to an assessment by the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University.

The newly released more »