ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth has named 23 new Urban Fellows for 2016-17.
Students are selected for the Urban Fellows Program based on interest in urban issues demonstrated through volunteer work, professional experience and world travel. Urban Fellows enrich their studies with discussions with top decision-makers about environmental, land use and urban issues through a special lecture series.
“Atlanta is ground zero for innovation in urban issues. With the anticipated acquisition of Turner Field, Georgia State is well-placed to make a real difference in how our cities will work in the future. My studies in the Andrew Young School and work in the community of East Atlanta have shown me how interrelated all of the disciplines are,” said Elizabeth Hogan (M.P.P. ’17).
“We need education, sociology, social work, and law and economics to make Atlanta really great. I am honored to be selected to work with partners across the university on important issues facing Atlanta today.”
A hallmark of the program is the opportunity to write an in-depth research paper on an urban issue of personal interest.
“As a native of Atlanta with plans to live and practice law in Atlanta, becoming an Urban Fellow represents an opportunity for me to immerse myself into both the history and future of Atlanta through urban growth and development,” said Jarvarus Gresham (J.D. ’18).
Karen Johnston (J.D. ’08), assistant director, said students often tell her the program is the highlight of their graduate school experience.
“The Urban Fellows program will expose me to some of the most innovative minds in the world on sustainable urban initiatives, particularly those equipped with the consciousness to address the perpetual struggle of balance between nature and technology in support of an ever-growing population,” Delia Williams-Carroll (J.D. ’18) said.
The new Urban Fellows are:
- Chelsey Boatman (J.D. ’18)
- Kalee Burns (Ph.D. Economics ’19)
- Joseph Byrum (J.D. ’17)
- Delia Williams-Carroll (J.D. ’18)
- David Grant Coyle (J.D./M.P.A. ’17)
- Peter Faile (J.D. ’18)
- Jonathan Grant (Ph.D. Sociology ’17)
- George Greenidge Jr. (Ph.D. Sociology ’18)
- Leanna Greenwood (Ph.D. Sociology ’19)
- Jarvarus Gresham (J.D. ’18)
- Erin Haire (J.D. ’18)
- Thomas Michael Hodell Jr. (J.D. ’18)
- Elizabeth Hogan (M.P.P. ’17)
- Brian Jenabzadeh (J.D. ’17)
- Cameron Kline (J.D. ’18)
- Nicholas Nesmith (J.D./M.P.A. ’18)
- Ashley O’Neil (J.D. ’19)
- Alicia Plemmons (Ph.D. Economics ’18)
- Andrew Prater (J.D. ’18)
- Sarah Roche (Ph.D. Sociology ’20)
- Shanae Stover (Ph.D. Sociology ’19)
- Dana Tzegaegbe (M.P.P. ’17)
- Chandra Ward (Ph.D. Sociology ’17)