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Operating amid one of the nation’s greatest concentrations of courts, legislative bodies and government agencies,
the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies brings the different lenses of public policy, social work, criminology and economics together into focus.
- Georgia State University Offers Georgia’s First Undergraduate Degree in Social EntrepreneurshipATLANTA–Georgia State’s new Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) in Social Entrepreneurship is accepting students for the spring semester. “Social entrepreneurship is a growing field,” said social entrepreneur Chris Markl, co-founder of Kourage Athletics, who joined the university to design curriculum, manage programs and recruit students for the new degree program. “Social… more » The post Georgia State University Offers Georgia’s First Undergraduate Degree in Social Entrepreneurship appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
- Impact of Intimate Partner Violence in College Examined in New HandbookRecent research indicates one in five college students report having experienced a physically or emotionally abusive intimate relationship. Understanding and preventing intimate partner violence (IPV) among college-aged students is essential, given the extent to which this violence can result in academic, emotional and physical problems, according to research by a Georgia State University criminologist and… more » The post Impact of Intimate Partner Violence in College Examined in New Handbook appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
- uVenture Competition Engages New Generation of Nonprofit Leaders and Social EntrepreneursGeorgia 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 » The post uVenture Competition Engages New Generation of Nonprofit Leaders and Social Entrepreneurs appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
- Public Policy Alumna Receives National AwardAndrew Young School alumna Elizabeth Searing (Ph.D. in Public Policy ’15) was recently awarded the Best Dissertation Award from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management at its annual meeting in Anaheim, California, for her work in nonprofit administration and strategy. The Academy of Management, a national professional organization for management academics,… more » The post Public Policy Alumna Receives National Award appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
Our alumni often remain engaged, playing active and important roles in our students’ exposure to policy-related careers. Many of our alumni remain involved with the school as mentors, volunteers and board members. Read some of their stories on our alumni pages!
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“The blending of classroom experience with work experience made what the professors were teaching us crystal clear. It cemented in my mind the importance and responsibility of being a prosecutor, who is probably the most powerful person in the criminal justice system.”
Alumnus and Judge Gregory Adams, DeKalb County Superior Court
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.
Professor Emeritus Dennis Young received the Emerald 2016 Outstanding Paper Award from Emerald Group Publishing for “Can Social Enterprises Remain Sustainable and Mission-Focused? Applying Resiliency Theory” (Social Enterprise Journal).
The Southern Economic Journal in 2016 named “Provision versus Appropriation in Symmetric and Asymmetric Social Dilemmas” by economists James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj and their co-authors as a top-cited paper in 2013 and 2014.
The London School of Economics ran a story about professor Paula Stephan’s (ECON) and her co-author’s paper, “HOW TO BOOST THE PHD LABOUR MARKET? FACTS FROM THE PHD SYSTEM SIDE.”
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 Andrew Young School’s 2016 class of 25 Mandela Washington Fellows met President Barack Obama in the White House at the Presidential Summit for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative in August 2016. President Obama holds the summit to, in part, thank the program directors from the 40 participating universities, including Sharon Hill (PMAP).