Dean, Andrew Young School
Sally Wallace serves as dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Dr. Wallace has been a faculty member in the Economics Department since 1991, including five years as department chair. In addition to her teaching and research duties, she has been associate dean for research and strategic initiatives since 2015 and previously served as the director of the Fiscal Research Center. Prior to her academic career, she was a financial economist with the Office of Tax Analysis at the United States Treasury Department.
Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Andrew Young School
New Technologies & Marginalization Lead
Ann-Margaret Esnard is the Associate Dean for Research and a Distinguished University Professor of Public Management and Policy. She was hired in 2013 as part of the cluster on “Shaping the Future of Cities,” during the third phase of the University’s Second Century Initiative. Her expertise encompasses urban planning, disaster planning, vulnerability assessment, and GIS/spatial analysis. She has been involved in a number of research initiatives, including NSF funded projects on topics of population displacement from catastrophic disasters, school recovery after disasters, long-term recovery, and community resilience.
Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Open Access Lead
Scott Jacques is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, St. Louis in 2010. His research focuses on crimes against drug dealers, the offenders’ perspective, and theorizing method. He has interviewed hundreds of active offenders in the United States and the Netherlands, including drug sellers, robbers, and shoplifters.
Associate Dean for Academic Innovation & Strategy, Andrew Young School
Policy Analytics Lead
Cynthia S. Searcy is Associate Dean for Academic Innovation and Strategy, and Clinical Associate Professor of Public Management and Policy, specializing in financial management and budgeting, education policy, and health policy. Prior to joining AYSPS, Dr. Searcy was a research associate for the Center for Policy Research and doctoral candidate of public administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She holds an MPA in policy from the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU.