Doug Hooker: A Profile in Regional Agency
When Atlanta wants something done, it asks Doug Hooker, former head of the Atlanta Regional Commission. Now a Senior Fellow and professor of practice at Georgia State, he teaches the course URB 8097: Practices in Urban and Regional Governance.
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Forbes has again ranked Georgia State University’s online Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) program among the top online social work programs in the nation, recently placing it at No. 7.
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Georgia State University College of Law Among 2023-2024 Best Law Schools
Georgia State University College of Law’s Health Law program ranks No. 1 among the 2023-2024 Best Law Schools by U.S. News & World Report.
Associate Professor Robin Hartinger-Saunders received the 2023 University at Buffalo School of Social Work Distinguished Ph.D. in Social Welfare Alumni Award.
Catherine West (B.S.W. ’23), born when China’s one-child policy was in effect, shared her experience with the Georgia State University class at Phillips State Prison.
Thanks to an AmeriCorps VISTA grant, students and faculty in Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies are developing an outreach program for LGBTQIA+ youth in Atlanta experiencing homelessness.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies graduate programs in public affairs rank among the top 8 percent of such programs overall, at No. 22 among the universities ranked.
The lecture series, created to honor the late Michael Mescon, brings experts to Georgia State’s downtown campus to talk about contemporary leadership issues.
Five alumni from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, along with the college’s senior director of development, Amanda Puché, were among the 40 remarkable alumni under the age of 40 recently honored by the Georgia State University Alumni Association.
Atlanta Magazine recently named a record number of Andrew Young School of Policy Studies alumni to the Atlanta 500, a list of the most powerful leaders across the city.
Georgia State University Associate Professor of Social Work Qiana Cryer-Coupet has co-authored a book that helps social workers better serve men as parents.
Principal investigator David C. Ribar and his team will use Ascendium’s three-year grant of up to $500,000 to study the Technical College System of Georgia’s eCampus initiative for rural learners.
Georgia State Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Establish Groundbreaking Literary Journal in Collaboration with Incarcerated Writers
A $669,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to Georgia State University will establish a literary journal written by, for and with the incarcerated community.
Georgia State University master’s student Avery Evans has joined 25 civic leaders from the public, nonprofit and private sectors to help build public support for the city’s Clean Energy Atlanta plan.
A criminal law specialist delves into the rise of true-crime podcasts to investigate their impact on juries and trials.
Jaden Gomez, a fourth-year economics major, knew the Georgia Legislative Internship Program, would provide a great opportunity to learn more about his career interests in law and city planning.
The day-long camp, sponsored by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management and produced by the Department of Public Management and Policy, introduces the field of public policy to undergraduate students.
The award of $20,000 to the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ AYS Open initiative will save Georgia State students an estimated $1 million or more on learning materials before 2026.
A new Georgia State University study suggests that college women majoring in STEM fields are more frequently victims of sexual assault than their non-STEM counterparts.
Camardelle is a VP at the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative, which works to support the engagement, capacity and leadership necessary to address Atlanta’s racial wealth divide.
Ridley (R-Woodstock) was elected to represent Georgia House District 22, which includes parts of Cherokee and Cobb counties.
He manages alumni programs, communications and experiences for the Office of Career Services and Alumni Relations.
Anthony Hill Jr., a second-year economics and political science double major, represents Georgia State University in the House Minority Leader’s Office.
In this Q&A,Georgia State University student Fangzhou Wang (Ph.D.) shares insight into her work and where it’s likely to focus next.
Riti Sarangi (B.S. ’21) built a picture-perfect resume — one that helped her get admitted into Columbia University’s master’s program in public health — by focusing on campus engagement.
A research team at Georgia State University is exposing the shady practices used on social media and dating apps to commit “romance fraud.”
Public policy major Ann Philip of Johns Creek, Ga., has been assigned to the Government Oversight Committee.
Hundreds of music educators in the state gathered in Athens, Georgia for the annual Georgia Music Educator In-Service Conference at the end of January. Similar to years past, the Georgia State School of Music was presented and well accounted for!
The U.S. News 2023 Best Online Programs rankings assessed more than 1,800 graduate and undergraduate programs offered online by regionally accredited institutions — the highest number of degree programs evaluated in the online rankings’ 11-year history.
Twelve graduates of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business are among the honorees named by the Georgia State University Alumni Association to its 2023 class of distinguished alumni under the age of 40.
Started in 2018, Georgia State’s 40 Under 40 program annually celebrates the most influential and accomplished Georgia State graduates who embody the values of the university.
Georgia State’s online M.I.S. in Criminal Justice Administration ranks No. 27 according to U.S. News & World Report.
The five-year grant to Georgia State will train social work students to work in K-12 schools.
MPA alums Jannine Miller (’02), Ann L. Hanlon (’04) and Jerry Gonzalez (’05) join Georgia State President M. Brian Blake and Amb. Andrew Young, who was recognized as a “living legend.”
The American Economic Association (AEA) presented Georgia State’s Department of Economics with its 2022 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion on Jan. 7.
Brian E. Bride of Georgia State University has been named among the top 50 most impactful global contributors to social work journal scholarship.
Sass ranks among the nation’s top education scholars according to the 2023 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.
The return to near-universal in-person learning in school year 2021–22 did not yield substantial improvements in students’ average math or reading achievement growth.
Distinguished University Professor Ann-Margaret Esnard will serve as the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ (AYSPS) interim dean, effective mid-January.
Leading e-cigarette researchers are urging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to correct misinformation overstating the dangers of e-cigarettes.
Under the theme, “30 Years of Enhancing Public Safety Across the Globe,” the event brought together 250 guests to celebrate GILEE’s impact on policing and communities by improving professionalism in public safety.
Wallace has served as dean of one of the nation’s top 20 policy and public affairs colleges since 2018. Ann-Margaret Esnard, Distinguished University Professor, will serve as interim dean.
U.S. counties with a higher percentage of people identified as “digitally excluded” saw higher COVID-19 case and death rates throughout the pandemic and lower vaccination rates, suggesting increased vulnerability among this population to future disease.
Atiyah Kennedy knows that whatever career choice she makes will be well-grounded in four years of internship experiences while at Georgia State.
Even with a laser focus on academics, Lauren Rose favors application over theory and pursued experiential learning opportunities throughout her time at the Andrew Young School.
Bob Kosek (M.P.A. ’14) strives to improve Georgia’s economic conditions as the division director of global commerce at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Georgia State University’s Georgia Policy Labs has named urban geographer Rea Zaimi winner of its inaugural Engaged Research Competition.
MPP alumnus Samir Abdullahi (’10) was honored for his significant career achievements and social responsibility.
Choi’s scholarship focuses on intimate partner violence, substance abuse and health disparities among immigrant and minority populations, especially in developing, implementing and evaluating socio-culturally appropriate community intervention and prevention strategies. Formerly a faculty member at the University of Georgia, she serves as a commissioner on the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and is core faculty at the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE).
Georgia State’s Office of International Initiatives has named Juan Luis Gómez Reino (Ph.D. ’10) and Ashley Aguilar (B.A. ’22) 2022 Georgia State International Education Award winners.
The American Cancer Society is funding research on the effect of eliminating health insurance cost-sharing on the use of cancer prevention and early detection services by Michael Pesko and his team.
New research by Georgia State University’s Georgia Policy Labs finds Achieve Atlanta’s scholarship and support services lead to substantial increases in college persistence and completion rates for students.
Nycolle Carvalho (B.S. ’22) is a legal administrative assistant at the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office, where an internship introduced her to victim advocacy.
Lauren Sudeall, professor of law and director of the Center for Access to Justice at Georgia State University College of Law is one of 32 individuals elected to the American Law Institute cohort.
In his new book, Urban Studies Professor Dan Immergluck shines a light on the forces that are reshaping the metro area, including politics, race and the need for more affordable housing.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Michael Pesko $2.65 million in renewal funding for a five-year study to evaluate the effects of e-cigarette policies on youth tobacco use.
They will develop a first-of-its-kind model that will reveal the fuller impact of climate change and climate policy on regional and national financial systems and economies.
Martha Bailey, a professor of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, will present research on the economics of contraception Monday, Oct. 24, during the 17th W.J. Usery Lecture at Georgia State University.
Monita Porter (B.A.’16, B.S.’16, M.I.S. ’21) helps leverage the success of Black-owned businesses as the assistant deputy director at the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Thad Johnson (Ph.D. ’20) spent nearly a decade in law enforcement before becoming a criminal justice scholar. His research focuses on race and police policy related to issues of systemic bias in the U.S. justice system.
AYSPS faculty and research centers reported a record year for grants raised in fiscal year 2022, earning nearly $38 million in research funding with the Georgia Health Policy Center’s record $28.5 million in grants leading the way.
Georgia’s Flagship Research Universities Share Grant to Study Link Between HOPE Scholarship, Entrepreneurship
Georgia State, the University of Georgia (UGA) and the Georgia Institute of Technology have been awarded a $400,000 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 2022 Knowledge Challenge Grant to study the relationship between merit-based scholarship receipt and entrepreneurship career paths.
Master of Public Policy student Agnes Iwaye was a delegate for the 2022 World Bank Group Youth Summit held at World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., this summer. From Nigeria, she admits her early experiences fostered her interest in international development.
Smith has received grants from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and the Helios Education Foundation for research that will shed more light on the role higher education can play in closing racial disparities.
Political Science researcher Judd Thornton’s findings raise concern over the influence of racism and colorism in skewing the results of political surveys.
The university welcomed new faculty in economics, social work and urban studies to campus in August for the 2022-23 academic year.
Associate Professor Frances Chen received nearly $590,000 to conduct a three-year study of probation and parole officer (PPO) stress and PPO-client relationships.
Georgia State’s Social Action Alliance (SAA) invites students from all disciplines to participate in a weekend-long, multidisciplinary hackathon during which they will work in teams to develop solutions to metro Atlanta transportation and mobility issues. Registration closes Sept. 21.
An initiative activated by the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology has saved nearly 10,300 undergraduate and graduate students more than $800,000 (est.) total in six semesters.
The four-day program, which begins this fall, will address the top challenges women leaders in law enforcement face while providing tools to develop and enhance their leadership skills.
Georgia State Alumni Association Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors and Young Alumni Council
The Georgia State University Alumni Association has named three new members to its Board of Directors and 18 new members to the Young Alumni Council board.
This year’s record surpasses the previous high of $150 million set in fiscal year 2020 and is $22 million higher than the previous year’s total. In the past three years, externally funded research activity at the university has climbed 9.5 percent.
Kirsten Benson (M.Mu. ’05, M.I.S. ‘20) fights gentrification by helping to build affordable housing units for Atlantans.
The American Bar Association (ABA) will honor Anamaria Hazard (J.D. ’15) with the Up & Comers Award at its annual meeting in Chicago, on Aug. 5.
An introduction to current affairs and global issues sparked a passion for engagement that informs her actions and serves as a model to others.
Twenty-five distinguished young professionals from 19 sub-Saharan African countries are participating in the Alumni Enrichment Institute for the Mandela Washington Fellows, a program created by the U.S. Department of State.
Pearson, a 2022 Georgia State 40 Under 40 honoree, is a victims’ rights advocate with a long-held belief that it’s her duty to give back to her community.
Damion Carpenter (A.S. ’21), a long-time Atlanta Braves employee and a Georgia State Sport Administration student, received a replica of the diamond-studded version given to the 2021 Braves World Champion team.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences has awarded Georgia State the grant to conduct a four-year study of the relationship between student outcomes and career and technical education, and teacher preparation and experience.
The new concentration will prepare students to work as analysts and managers in the public and nonprofit sectors.
The delegation partnered with the Israel Police for the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange’s 29th annual peer-to-peer executive training program.
A grant from Georgia State University’s Women’s Philanthropy Network will fund a new year-long initiative aimed at empowering the next generation of community fundraisers through training and a new grant-writing course. It will launch fall 2022.
The new transdisciplinary research center will help transform the way critical urban challenges are studied and addressed.
Population growth and landmark federal policy have dramatically changed where Blacks and whites live in relation to each other in metro Atlanta’s inner 10 counties during the last 50 years.
The Women’s Philanthropy Network (WPN) at Georgia State University selected a diverse set of college and unit-level initiatives to receive grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000 to foster student success and improve student opportunities.
The new university initiative establishes interdisciplinary research hubs to address some of society’s most pressing issues, including pandemic preparedness, climate solutions, crime victim protection, equity and access, and public health.
Two years into the pandemic, many K-12 students who experienced lower achievement growth before the pandemic have been the slowest to recover, according to new research by the Georgia Policy Labs.
Professor James Marton and Associate Professor Jan Ivery have been chosen to lead their respective academic units in Georgia State’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
The pilot internship program allows seniors graduating from Georgia State University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology the opportunity to work up to 20 hours a week with the MARTA Police Department, receiving $15 per hour.
The pandemic has produced a mental health crisis with effects that may reverberate for years — even decades — to come. At Georgia State, researchers are working to gain insights into the emotional toll and identify how people are finding hope even as the threats persist.
Health Economist Works to Improve Hearing with $1.8 Million National Institutes of Health Research Grant
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Georgia State University health economist Michael Pesko a $1.8 million grant to study the effects of state mandates requiring insurance companies to cover hearing aids.
Christabel Ghansah (B.S., M.P.A., MBA) and Ambria Hardey (B.S.) joined the third cohort of entrepreneurs selected for Georgia State University’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund.
Using a new grant, environmental health researchers at Georgia State are examining the effects of air pollution in metro Atlanta childcare centers.
Gennie Hendrick (B.S.Ed. ’12, M.S. ’22) shifted from a 13-year career in the Lanette L. Suttles Child Development Center to earning a master’s in communication sciences and disorders this spring.
Capt. Aprille Moore (B.S. ’05), a Georgia State Alumni Association 40 Under 40 honoree, is a community-focused officer who hopes to inspire more women to join the force.
With their closest family members out of harm’s way, husband and wife Yuriy Davydenko (M.P.A. ’10, Ph.D. ’20) and Liudmyla Zapukhliak (M.S. ’20) continue working to aid fellow Ukrainians and raise awareness of the devastating conflict in their country.
Jalia Garza plans to provide cognitive behavioral therapy after obtaining a master’s degree, a goal she feels is attainable through the community she found in Georgia State’s School of Social Work.
Summa cum laude graduate Nicole DeLettera credits her time management skills for helping her succeed as she balanced school, mentoring, two internships and single motherhood.
Jackie Williams (B.S.W. ’22) is graduating at the top of her class as a scholar in Georgia’s Title IV-E Public Child Welfare Education Program.
Christofer Valdez sees his work in the criminal justice system a pathway to social justice.
LaDerrius Williams (B.I.S. ’22) is completing a journey he started 10 years ago, determined to become a leader in social change.
Erica Mondragon (B.S.W. ’22) was a caregiver at an early age, her journey helping her realize she wanted to help more people as a social worker.
Public Management and Policy Student Going to D.C. as Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Intern
Valeria Metzgen (B.S. ’22) has started packing for her internship in Washington, D.C., where she’ll work in a congressional office and participate in professional and leadership development training.
Yanet Berakhi’s passion for supporting all cultures followed her through college, where she was active in both the Latina and Caribbean organizations on Georgia State’s campus as a first-year student before joining the Model UN as a sophomore.
Instead of catching up on sleep and the latest Netflix shows during spring break, Anja Minninger (J.D. ’24) worked with advocates to assist survivors of domestic violence…
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging leaders for a two-week Alumni Enrichment Institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
After stints in the armies of South Korea and the United States, Taegue Park plans to work with those in need of a second chance.
MPP student Daniel Glenn chose the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in hopes of intersecting his passion for theater with his interest in public policy.
Georgia State University, Achieve Atlanta Research-Practice Partnership Wins National Challenge Grant
A new research-practice partnership between Georgia State University’s Georgia Policy Labs (GPL) and Achieve Atlanta is one of three research-practice partnerships named as winners of the prestigious 2022 Institutional Challenge Grant.
World Affairs Council of Atlanta Hosts Homeland Security Official on Georgia State University Campus
John K. Tien, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), met with Georgia State University students and faculty April 8 during a visit to Atlanta arranged by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.
The National Gallery of Art Awards Dr. Alessandra Raengo a Paul Mellon Senior Fellowship for Fall 2022
Distinguished University Professor Dr. Alessandra Raengo of the School of Film, Media & Theatre is the recipient of the prestigious 2022-23 Paul Mellon Senior Fellowship from the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
State and local governments struggling to address the nation’s trillion-dollar deficit in infrastructure financing will find help in a new book co-authored by Georgia State University scholar Can Chen.
Its No. 20 ranking places the AYS in the top seven percent of public affairs programs among its peers.
Data on Georgia’s K-12 student learning modes – whether in-person, virtually, or through a combination of both during the pandemic – is now publicly available.
A new report ranking economics departments for their published research ranks Georgia State University’s among the top 50 in the world and best in Georgia.
Sarina Marsh and Jovan Paige were named to the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta’s 30 Under 30 class for their dedication to improving communities and empowering youth in the nonprofit sector.
Andre Dickens (M.P.A. ’13), Greg Dozier (B.S. Criminal Justice ‘93 and M.B.A ‘03) and Jerry Gonzalez (M.P.A. ’05) were recently named among Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians.
In their new book, “Housing Market Response to Sea Level Rise in Florida,” professors Risa Palm and Toby Bolsen examine whether projections on flooding in South Florida — made public via flood maps — result in greater market awareness and responses to this environmental risk.
Anton Flores-Maisonet’s (B.S.W. ’92) passion for immigrant justice and deep faith has led him to co-found nonprofit organizations that serve newcomers and asylum seekers.
Atlanta Magazine recently named 8 AYSPS alumni and faculty to its 500 Most Powerful Leaders list for 2022, with Amb. Andrew Young recognized a “legend.”
Genesis Castro (M.P.A. ‘20) was recently named one of Georgia’s 50 Most Influential Latinos by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Awardees are recognized as innovators, leaders and for “leaving a footprint behind.”
Ten Andrew Young School of Policy Studies alumni will be honored as members of the Georgia State University Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2022 on March 24 at a ceremony and reception at the Foundry at Puritan Mill.
Earned Income Tax Credit Day and a new report from Georgia State University build awareness and offer action steps to increase the use of EITCs.
John List, the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and a best-selling author, will present the 2022 Economics Distinguished Public Lecture on “The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale,” at the Student Center East Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.
Several Georgia State online master’s programs have been ranked as the best in the country, according to the 2022 Best Online Rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.
The 40 Under 40 program honors, recognizes and celebrates the most influential and impactful Georgia State graduates under the age of 40 who embody the values of the university.
A first-of-its-kind study led by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies found significant variability in state- and nationwide policies on end-of-life decision making in U.S. prisons.
The working paper found that state-level legalization of abortion produced a 30 to 40 percent decline in non-white maternal mortality, with little impact on overall or white maternal mortality.
Georgia State University economist Tim Sass has been ranked among the nation’s top education scholars, according to the 2022 “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings” released today by Education Week blogger Frederick M. Hess, the American Enterprise Institute’s director of education policy studies.
Georgia State University President M. Brian Blake addressed the fall 2021 WomenLead cohort during its culminating event of the semester: a poster presentation session where students discussed their future plans and personal leadership strategies with executives, community leaders and faculty.
Increased collaboration among Atlanta’s universities and hospitals, Eds and Meds, will make a larger contribution to the economy than its Fortune 500 headquarters.
State and International Police Associations Embrace Georgia State Professor’s Community Policing Definition
The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) recently adopted a resolution to formally accept, acknowledge, support and use the definition of community policing originally authored by a Georgia State University professor.
The pandemic has had a massive impact on violent crime. Here, three Georgia State criminology experts weigh in on why it’s happening — and what we can learn.
In Georgia State’s Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk, faculty are researching the most effective channels for upward economic mobility in Atlanta and across the globe.
Georgia police chiefs and other law enforcmenet officials have returned from Israel after an intensive two weeks of public safety leadership training.
Taylor Stanley (M.P.P. ’13), granddaughter of ambassador and civil rights activist Andrew Young, is creating long-lasting social change in Atlanta by addressing racial inequity at the youth level through ATL: Advance the Lives.
Georgia State alumna Delores A. Varner (B.S.W. ’96, M.S.W. ‘01) and friends of Mindy Wertheimer recently endowed two scholarships for social work students.
She decided that by focusing on public policy, she could make positive change in the world by helping immigrants as well as the homeless.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies will receive a grant from New America to fund the work of its Data Science for Public Service Consortium.
The Urban Studies Institute hosts an online event featuring presentations on rural-urban disparities by Georgia mayors, researchers and practitioners.
Alumna Maria Azuri (B.S.W. ’03) helps nonprofits with diverse stakeholders improve their sustainability by connecting them with specialized grants & programs.
New research shows how environmental policy could affect employment and whether measures intended to reduce climate change cause job losses.
Alumni Candice Dixon, Captain Aprille Moore and Mary-Kate Starkel were named to Georgia Trend’s 40 under 40 list for 2021!
New research finds that adopting advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and automation can produce mixed or negative effects on worker well-being.
Risk of racialized fatal encounters with law enforcement impacts a broader profile of racial, ethnic and gender subgroups according to new research.
Alumnus Tom Luse, Executive Producer of “The Walking Dead,” To Produce Film Featuring Georgia State Students as Cast and Crew
In spring 2023, Luse will lead a class of select students across disciplines and across colleges working on-camera and off as part of the cast and crew of a film he co-wrote with Georgia State screenwriting students.
Alhi N’guessan (M.A. in Economics’ 21) believes in using economics to alleviate the effects of climate change while minimizing future consequences.
Study Abroad Scholarship Allows Georgia State Student to Explore Korean Culture, Pursue Career Goals
Ashley Aguilar hopes to work in South Korea in the field of environmental economics.
Christina Cummings (M.P.A ’11) injects equity into federal investment, helping to restore services, economies and justice in disinvested communities across the nation.
The Child Care Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) federal grant will provide free childcare for eligible Perimeter College students at a Decatur YMCA childcare facility affiliated with the Head Start program.
The Andrew Young School is excited to launch the Social Action Alliance, a Next Generation Service Corps initiative to train future civic leaders.
Imani Maxberry, a graduate student in Urban Studies, has been awarded the first $5,000 Andrew J. Swope Scholarship for Equity and Justice.
A National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests the Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2021 may not benefit public health, particularly in young e-cigarette users.
Study Finds Students Spend Less than Half Their Normal Classroom Time Learning Virtually During Pandemic
New research from the Georgia Policy Labs finds that students spend less than half their normal classroom time on virtual learning during the pandemic.
A new book advances understanding of how people and organizations across health systems and social services can work together in new and sustainable ways.
Students are seeing the benefits of lower costs as more Andrew Young School faculty begin teaching with open access materials,
Special Edition of Housing Policy Debate Shines Light on Eviction Causes, Consequences and Responses
GSU professor Dan Immergluck co-edited a special journal publication on the consequences of eviction and how housing policy can impact individuals.
Empowering Leaders to Improve Child Welfare: Q&A with Robin Hartinger-Saunders, Associate Professor of Social Work
To celebrate our first cohort of Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) University Partnership Program graduates we interviewed the program’s directors.
Cherella Nicholson (M.I.S. in Urban Studies ’20) promotes environmental remediation in southwest Fresno, California, through her brownfield advocacy work.
New research finds that video footage captured by police-worn body cameras is closing racial gaps in police misconduct investigations.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies named new interim directors for the School of Social Work and the Public Finance Research Cluster.
Alexis Veazie, a senior in the Honors College at Georgia State University, has been accepted to speak at the 2021 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting in Chicago this November.
The Federal Reserve and the Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group are forming a three-year partnership to address online financial fraud.
Georgia State University to Virtually Host 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
A new study aims to demonstrate the resilience of LGBTQ+ individuals during the coronavirus pandemic through a combination of diary entries and surveys.
For the first time in its 25-year history, the Andrew Young School of Policy has named two recipients each to its prestigious annual faculty and staff awards
Criminal Justice alumna Chinelo Moneke’s (B.S., ‘21) desire to serve marginalized populations and her Nigerian heritage have driven her career aspirations.
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ed Sherwood (B.A. ’68, MBA ’76) recounts a forgotten Vietnam War battle and memorializes lost comrades in a new book.
A new study finds that health care providers who include the community voice in collaborative activities will improve health equity for their constituents.
Nitcelle Emanuels ascended several rungs on the corporate ladder by 2014. She had earned two degrees from Georgia State: a B.S. in human resources and policy development from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in 2003 and an MBA from the Robinson College of Business in 2011.
The Honors College at Georgia State University has awarded the Presidential Scholarship, the university’s most prestigious and valuable academic award, to seven incoming, first-year students.
Alumna LaTresse Snead works at the National Park Foundation to lead a network of community partners in the preservation and protection of national parkland.
An analysis conducted by the Metro-Atlanta Policy Lab for Education has found substantial impacts on student achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia State University Cybersecurity Researchers Get $1.4 Million To Break Cycle of Conspiracy Theories, Radicalization and Violence
The Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group will use a $1.4 million federal Minerva Research Initiative grant to examine conspiracy theories.
Gregorio Macias Garcia grduates with his B.S. in Economics this spring and plans to pursue a master’s degree and eventually become a data scientist.
Lucy Johnson (B.S.W. ’21) hopes to open a counseling practice that provides free or low-cost services to those with financial barriers to mental health care
With the unexpected help of a kind stranger, Latonya Young (B.S. ’21) was finally able to finish her associate degree. Inspired by that stranger-turned-friend, she’s about to be the first in her family with a bachelor’s degree.
After her final semester, Ramatoulaye “Rama” Diallo will enter an M.S.W. program and lay the groundwork for a community for immigrant women in Atlanta.
Economics major Alyssa Taitt (B.S., ’21) plans to puruse a Ph.D. so that she can help other nontraditional students, like herself, succeed.
A young girl selling eggplants in a market pointed Miriam Savane Massandje to her future at Georgia State and her career in International Development.
Kierra Kelly grduates this spring and is now applying for the Marines’ Officer Candidate School. She’d like to someday work in federal law enforcement.
A new Georgia State lab is focused on how e-scooters and other forms of micromobility are remaking the landscape for commuters in Atlanta and beyond.
Siang Zaem is preparing for graduate school where she plans to develop a culturally appropriate child maltreatment prevention model for Myanmar refugees.
The Georgia Policy Labs received a grant to investigate how credentials factor into the placement of early care and education professionals in Georgia.
The new degree program will prepare students for careers in government, public service, entrepreneurship and the corporate world.
The Technical College System of Georgia has entered a strategic research-practice partnership with the Georgia Policy Labs’ Child & Family Policy lab.
Economics student Bailey Jordan knew almost immediately that the Georgia Legislative Internship Program was the right fit for her.
Alumna Aisha Adkins, a constituency organizer at Caring Across Generations and founder of Our Turn 2 Care, lives and breathes caregiving.
Georgia State University Lab is Analyzing Pandemic-Induced Learning Impacts on Metro-Atlanta Students
The Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education is conducting rapid-response research to understand individual-level learning impacts during the pandemic.
U.S. News & World Report Raises Rankings in Public Affairs, Criminology and Economics Graduate Programs at Georgia State University
The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings released for 2022 show the Andrew Young School rose in four program areas.
How to Implement Doctor Apology Programs and Reduce Medical Errors, Malpractice Lawsuits Subject of Research Study
New research shows allowing physicians to offer apologies to patients and their families following errors helps prevent future malpractice lawsuits.
The Georgia State Alumni Association 40 Under 40 honoree and director of Atlanta’s Smart City Program leads efforts to leverage technology to make the city more efficient, resilient and equitable.
After volunteering with the organization for years, Kara Keene Cooper is now the Director of Economic Development for the Atlanta Beltline.
Eight alumni who hold degrees from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies are among the Alumni Association’s 2020 class of distinguished alumni under 40.
Hermela Assefa, a third-year public policy major from Lilburn, is serving as a Georgia legislative intern through the Georgia Legislative Internship Program.
School-based mental health programs have a positive impact on overall school climate, including decreases in discipline incidents, according to a new study.
Maurice Raeford (M.I.S. in Urban Studies) participated on a winning team in the 2021 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.
Georgia State was awarded a seed grant from the American Economic Association to increase diversity and inclusion in economics Ph.D. candidates.
Nigel Walton is getting a wealth of experience interning for the Minority Leader’s Office throught the Georgia Legislative Internship Program.
New research finds that rural communities across the nation are undertaking innovative strategies to address challenges to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Jamilah Stephens, a project manager in the Atlanta Mayor’s Office, is creating & supporting opportunities for students to explore public sector careers
The National Science Foundation has awarded Georgia State University criminologist Marie Ouellet an Early Career Development Program grant.
Alumna Jannine Miller, director of planning at the Georgia Department of Transportation, has advice for students pursuing careers in public service.
COVID-19 has sparked a surge in cyber threats. Here, cybersecurity expert and associate professor David Maimon discusses how the crisis has been a gift to online criminals.
Alumnus Nicholas Wright is using concepts he learned in his economics Ph.D. to address social issues in the education system in southwest Florida.
Our Criminal Justice Administration interdisciplinary master’s degree has risen to No. 26 among the 74 programs rated by U.S. News & World Report.
New research found that Americans are more likely to get the COVID-19 vaccines when its safety and efficiency is emphasized.
Popular Federal Supply-side Rental Subsidy Does Little to Prevent Evictions of Working-Age Adults, New Study Shows
New research shows that federal rental subsidies work well for seniors, but fail to prevent evictions among many working-age adults.
New study finds that COVID-19 testing and vaccination policies focusing on “hot spot” neighborhoods will better serve the virus’s hardest-hit populations.
State Responses, Not Federal, Influenced the Rise in Unemployment Claims Early in the Coronavirus Pandemic
Early in the U.S. coronavirus pandemic, unemployment claims were largely driven by state shutdown orders and not by the virus, according to new research.
Tammy Hughes (B.S.W. ‘16, M.S.W. ‘17) delivers COVID-19 test results and other services to individuals experiencing homelessness throughout downtown Atlanta.
An interdisciplinary team from the Andrew Young School received a grant to conduct an evaluation of the Second Chance Act prisoner reentry grant program.
A new study finds the holistic measure of social connection is the best way to assess how older adults are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new study finds that concentrated centralized national leadership is the most effective way countries are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Samir Elsadek Mahmoudi was recently named a Blackrock Applied Research Award finalist for his paper, on the economics effects of Hurricane Katrina.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYS) congratulates Dr. Carolyn Bourdeaux on her November 3, 2020, electoral victory!
COVID-19 has heightened housing insecurity in the U.S. Here, Georgia State faculty share eight research-backed ways to help keep Americans off the streets.
Immigrant entrepreneurship has emerged as an important urban phenomenon in cities around the world according to Cathy Yang Liu’s new book.
Kasey Vermilya (B.S.W., ’15) uses her training as a social worker to give students facing adverse circumstances a chance to succeed.
A pair of Georgia State researchers shares lessons about communicating the growing threat of climate change.
GSU faculty have been awarded a grant from the New America Public Interest Technology University Network to expand “data literacy for the public good.”
Georgia State University’s Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group will examine the supply chain supporting underground markets in a new project designed to disrupt such operations.
New research finds that exposure to conspiracy theories suggesting COVID-19 was human-engineered can have a powerful impact on a person’s beliefs.
Georgia State’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Garners Diversity Award From The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration
The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) has awarded the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies its 2020 Diversity Award.
AYS faculty member Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and alumna Eunice Heredia-Ortiz have been named winners of GSU’s International Education Awards for 2020.
Plans for a new Alumni Council have come to fruition this year in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYS). The inaugural council boasts 20 members from various areas of the country.
The Urban Studies Institute recently launched the Micro-mobility Lab, an interdisciplinary research hub examining micro-scale transportation policy.
Social work student Kenyah Farley has solid advice for any passionate person looking for a foothold into activism, gained from her work on social justice.
Anthropology grad student Adam Segroves has been working 12-16 hour shifts to support firefighters in the hot zone.
Contemporaneous exposure to air pollution may increase the likelihood people will die from the disease.
The Georgia Board of Regents has approved Distinguished University Professor Tim Sass to hold the W.J. Usery Chair of the American Workplace.
The Board of Regents has approved the appointment of John C. Thomas to hold the new Michael and Enid Mescon Endowed Chair at Georgia State University.
Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, former CEO of The Carter Center, joins the Andrew Young School as an Ambassador in Residence and professor of practice.
Twenty Georgia State University and Georgia Tech faculty and graduate students, were named Public Interest Technology – University Network Fellows.
A new study finds that eliminating disparities in SAT retakes could close up to 10 percent of income-based gaps and up to 7 percent of race-based gaps in college enrollment.
Ann-Margaret Esnard is collaborating on two National Science Foundation funded research projects on the intersections of pandemics and natural hazards
The Andrew Young School has received a grant from IREX to coordinate the Women and Girls Leadership and Empowerment Conference for young african leaders.
Suburbia has very much become the dominant face of metropolitan areas, according to geographer Jan Nijman, director of the Urban Studies Institute.
In her latest book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson acknowledges students and the dean in the Honors College at Georgia State University.
Georgia State University is among the first three schools chosen to begin planning to become a Next Generation Public Service Academy.
Ernest Dorilas, a doctoral candidate in economics, and his work is already getting the attention of the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
The Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group (EBCS) received nearly $300,000 for a mentorship program teaching students advanced research skills.
Arts & Sciences alumnus Rodney James Nash, a molecular geneticist and biochemist, is looking for a solution to allow faster, cheaper testing.
Three Georgia regions experienced double-digit declines in sales tax distributions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Fiscal Research Center.
A year-long study funded will allow researchers to examine threats related to the sale of critical COVID-19 supplies via darknet markets.
Interdisciplinary researchers studying micromobility, including electric scooters and bicycles, were forced to develop new techniques in light of COVID-19.
A study by Cathy Yang Liu highlights the increasing number of cities nationwide implementing policy providing resources to support immigrant entrepreneurs.
Ackeem Evans (B.A. ’15) is the Georgia team leader for World Central Kitchen, which has been helping feed thousands in Atlanta, Athens and Augusta during the pandemic.
The competition allows students to develops academic, presentation and research communication skills.
A report from the Fiscal Research Center provides an early estimate of the economic impact of COVID-19 across several hard-hit industries in Georgia.
Four graduate students from the Department of Public Management & Policy placed second at the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition in March.
Social Work faculty & staff penned an open letter to address their commitment to social justice and actions to begin addressing systemic inequities.
Alberto Chong co-edited the new book, Information Technologies in Latin America, with Mónica that explores Latin America’s expansion of modern technologies.
Assistant professor K. Jurée Capers discusses how policy has built — and can dismantle — systemic racism and inequality.
Ways to Reduce Tense Relationships Between Detectives and Homicide Victims’ Families Suggested in Georgia State Study
Systemic changes may be needed to improve the relationship between police detectives and the families and friends of homicide victims, study finds.
A graduate student and Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellow at the CDC, Eileen McGowan (M.P.A. ’21) is helping coordinate staff responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a lengthy resume that includes service in local and federal law enforcement, three terms in the Georgia House of Representatives, and service as a Marine officer and a judge, J. Alexander Atwood (B.S. ’76) is leading a state agency with a crucial role in Georgia’s COVID-19 response.
The Andrew Young School has launched a new peer-to-peer counseling program designed to meet students’ needs as they transitioned to learning from a distance
The Andrew Young School has been named the new Secretariat for the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management.
Several Andrew Young School alumni were named among the top leaders and influencers in Georgia by Georgia Trend and Atlanta Magazine.
The Georgia Board of Regents approved the reclassification of GSU’s M.A. and Ph.D. in economics as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.
New research finds that a student’s access to Georgia’s public four-year universities leads to substantial economic benefits later in life.
A new Georgia State University study finds that paid sick leave mandates like those in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act may be helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Georgia State alumna Priscilla Oliver knows first-hand how critical the nation’s experts in environmental health are to suppressing the coronavirus.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies has launched a commencement page celebrating Spring 2020 graduates and certificate holders.
Georgia State University freshman Seojin “Sam” Kim (B.S. in Economics) received the first Zeinah Danielle Aouani scholarship earlier this year.
Georgia State criminologist Marie Ouellet is bringing computer scientists together with social scientists to study the online ecosystem of cybercriminals.
Digital Technologies May Displace Workers Unemployed Due To COVID-19, New Georgia State University Research Finds
Workers in the U.S. moved to unemployment by the COVID-19 pandemic may find themselves displaced by automation according to research by GSU economists.
Caleb DeLong, a Georgia State University alumnus who will graduate from Georgia State’s Perimeter College in May with his nursing degree, has seen the COVID-19 pandemic up close while working in a Rockdale County hospital emergency room.
Research reveals that racial disparities in the U.S. prison population have declined, but Blacks are still serving longer sentences than whites.
Col. G. Brent Cummings, USA, Ret., has joined the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange as associate director after serving in the U.S. Army.
The Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange will receive a Carl V. Patton President’s Award for Community Service and Social Justice.
The Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement hosted a discussion of research showing links between homelessness & racial inequities in Atlanta.
The Andrew Young School has awarded more than 150 students scholarships, fellowships and awards including 3 new honors during the 2019/2020 academic year.
The new RISE Award is awarded to AYS undergraduates for academic merit, commitment to community service and financial need.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is once again in the 20 top-ranked public affairs graduate schools according to U.S. News & World Report.
The Georgia Health Policy Center celebrates 25 years in 2020. Here, CEO Karen Minyard discusses the organization’s impact and shares her vision for the future.
As executive director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Rebecca Serna (M.S. ’07) is focused on improving infrastructure for all modes of travel.
How Wil Lutz (B.A. ’17), a walk-on at Georgia State and an undrafted free agent, has become one of the National Football League’s best kickers.
Georgia State University students will manage and clerk what is believed to be the first student-run polling location in Fulton County.
Tim Sass, economist & faculty director of the Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education, was named as a top-200 education influencer.
Alumnus Chris Ferguson is helping Atlanta’s homeless population in his role as the development manager for the Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) in Atlanta.
Dr. Jan Ivery, an associate professor of social work, joins the Dean’s Office in the Andrew Young School as assistant dean for academic programs.
Alex Domaleski, a master’s candidate in criminal justice, is making an impact as an intern with the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia.
According to a new study increasing taxes on e-cigarettes in an attempt to cut vaping may cause people to purchase more traditional cigarettes.
Matt Markham works closely with the state’s most innovative logistics companies, helping them grow, introducing them to researchers, clients & partners.
Georgia State University has been named to the Public Interest Technology University Network, aimed at creating a new civic-minded technologists.
Three Andrew Young School alumna were recently awarded the Young Nonprofit Professional Network’s (YNPN) 30 Under 30 Award.
New research from Risa Palm and Toby Bolsen finds that coastal residents’ public attitudes about climate change differ by political party.
The Georgia Health Policy Center’s Debra Kibbe was selected for the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Andrew Young School and the Georgia Institute of Technology recently hosted a half-day workshop to kick off their new collaborative research fellowship.
Host Ellen DeGeneres surprised Young with a $25,000 check and a trip to an NFL game. Her passenger, Kevin Esch, received a trip to a destination of his choice.
Eight graduates of the Andrew Young School are among the Georgia State University Alumni Association’s 2020 class of distinguished alumni under 40.
The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology received a $30,000 grant from Affordable Learning Georgia to reduce textbook costs.
The Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group (EBCS) finds that conditions preventing recreational hackers from defacing websites do not deter politically motivated hackers.
Researchers Develop Universal Flu Vaccine with Nanoparticles That Protects Against Six Different Influenza Viruses in Mice
A novel nanoparticle vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in providing broad, long-lasting protection against influenza virus in mice, showing promise as a universal flu vaccine, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
When junior Jack Briggette took on an internship with the Woodruff Park Project, he never imagined he’d become an advocate for a forgotten community.
Social Work alums Kaitlyn Bailey Wilson (M.S.W. ‘09) & Kirsten Thornate (M.S.W. ‘09) represent Purposity, a new app connecting social workers to clients.
New research finds that ridesharing services, which keep drunk drivers off the road, are also likely to increase excessive levels of alcohol consumption.
Georgia State University economist Carlianne Patrick has been elected to the 15-member board of the National Tax Association.
A new study finds that occupations characterized by high cognitive and people skill requirements are generally less sensitive to recessions.
New study finds that creative placemaking can help focus urban planning on collaborations and community needs rather than resource challenges.
Grady, WellStar and Other Health-Aligned Organizations Sign Pledge to Work Collectively on Affordable Housing Solutions
Georgia State researchers have found that earlier intervention may reduce the number of homeless youth at risk of human trafficking in Metro-Atlanta.
Researchers find that a well-designed game can show students how complex economic theory is applied in the field of climate change policy.