ATLANTA—The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYS) congratulates Dr. Carolyn Bourdeaux on her November 3, 2020, electoral victory. In January she will join the Georgia congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., representing the citizens of Georgia’s U.S. House District 7.
Dr. Bourdeaux joined Georgia State’s faculty in 2003 as an associate professor of public management and policy and the associate director for research in the Andrew Young School’s Fiscal Research Center. In 2014, she founded and directed the school’s Center for State and Local Finance. She took a leave of absence from her faculty and management positions in Fall 2020 to run for office.
“Carolyn has made significant contributions to the growth and reputation of our college, particularly in her field of public budgeting and finance. She is a strong proponent of public service and has instilled that in her students,” said Dr. Sally Wallace, dean of the Andrew Young School. “We will miss her at AYSPS and look forward to her contributions to our nation.”
As a congressional delegate, Dr. Bourdeaux joins the legions of government and nonprofit policymakers who better serve their constituents by utilizing the knowledge, training and talent the college provides.
“We look forward to any future assistance we may provide our elected leaders at the state, federal and local levels in support of their service to the public good,” said Dr. Wallace.