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MPA Student Presentations

The faculty of the M.P.A. program encourages students and alumni to present their excellent research papers at conferences, such as the Honors Day research conference at UNG and the Georgia Public Administration Academic Conference sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

The faculty of the M.P.A. program encourages students and alumni to present their excellent research papers at conferences, such as the Honors Day research conference at UNG and the Georgia Public Administration Academic Conference sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

Georgia Public Administration Academic Conference

Augusta State University, March 25, 2011

Name Presentation

Anderson, Ansley N.

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Its Intergovernmental Relationships" (Paper written for POLS 7220, "Politics and Bureaucracy," Dr. Friedman)

Faass, Michael F.

"Predicting the Assortment of Jersey Sizes Needed by Sharon Springs Athletic Association" (Paper written for POLS 7600, "Statistics for Public Management," Dr. Friedman)

Mullins, Kelly L.

"Bureaucratic Confusion:  The Political Relationships of the Bureau of Indian Affairs" (Paper written for POLS 7220, "Politics and Bureaucracy," Dr. Friedman)

Schenk, Lauren A.

"Linear Regression of NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference Institutions:  Compliance with Title IX" (Paper written for POLS 7600, "Statistics for Public Management," Dr. Friedman)

Tzvetanova, Lilia G., '10

"Department of Homeland Security:  The Effects of Political Relationships on Organizational Development, Processes, and Functions" (Paper written for POLS 7220, "Politics and Bureaucracy," Dr. Friedman)

Georgia Public Administration Academic Conference

Kennesaw State University, March 26, 2010

Name Presentation

Batchelder, J. Stuart, '08

"Restructuring the Residence Policy at the Military College of Georgia:  Gender, Military, and Politics"

Bush, Audrey A., 10

"Gender Issues in the Public Sector" (Paper written for POLS 7380, "Public Personnel Administration," Dr. Alexander)

Keller, Kathie G.

"Where are the Trees?  A Rational Approach to Funding Georgia Land Conservation" (Paper written for POLS 7320, "Public Policy Analysis," Dr. Friedman)

Kirkland, Stacey L., '09

"American Presidency"

Kyte, James M.

"Trapped, Stuck, Jammed:  A Rational Approach to Congestion in Metro Atlanta" (Paper written for POLS 7320, "Public Policy Analysis," Dr. Friedman)

Tzvetanova, Lilia G., '10

"Corruption:  The Inherent Plague of Eastern Europe" (Paper written for POLS 7380, "Public Personnel Administration," Dr. Alexander)

Georgia Public Administration Academic Conference

Georgia College & State University, March 6, 2009

Name Presentation

Albo, Maria J., '08

"Transforming Organizational Cultures:  The Case for Transformational Leadership in the Public Sector" (Paper written for POLS 6310, "Political Leadership," Dr. Alexander)

Batchelder, J. Stuart., '08

"Defining Successful Leadership in Public Organizations Based on Change and the Ability to Adapt" (Paper written for POLS 7200, "Leadership and Organizational Theory," Dr. Alexander)

Kravchenko, Peter, '08

"The Reverse Scalar Model for Public-Service Delivery" (Paper written for POLS 7200, "Leadership and Organizational Theory," Dr. Alexander)

Levely, Karson G., '09

"Policy Analysis:  Alternatives to the Board of Regents Limited-admission Policy" (Paper written for POLS 7320, "Public Policy Analysis," Dr. Friedman)

Meltzer, Matthew J., '09

"Generational Accounting:  The Viable Solutions" (Paper written for POLS 7300, "Public Budgeting," Dr. Alexander)

Moore, Amy M., '08

"Policy Analysis:  Interstate 3" (Paper written for POLS 7320, "Public Policy Analysis," Dr. Friedman)

Sheppard, Clayton C. Jr., '09

"NASA and Its Political Relationships" (Paper written for POLS 7220, "Politics and Bureaucracy," Dr. Friedman)

Georgia Public Administration Academic Conference

North Georgia College & State University (now UNG), March 7, 2008

Name Presentation

Albo, Maria J., '08

"Leading the Masses:  Why Organizational Managers Should Recognize the Importance of Informal Work Groups" (Paper written for POLS 7380, "Public Personnel Administration," Dr. Alexander)

Arnold, Ryan J., 08

"Defending the Property Tax:  Why H.R. 900 is Not Such a Great Plan" (Paper written for POLS 6106, "State and Local Government," Dr. Alexander)

Batchelder, J. Stuart, '08

"Effects of Personnel Policy on the Public-Administration Paradigm Shift:  From Merit to Neo-Managerial" (Paper written for POLS 7380, "Public Personnel Administration," Dr. Alexander)

Curran, Kelly D., '08

"Athletic Departments:  The Lack of Women in Collegiate Athletic Administration" (Paper written for POLS 7380, "Public Personnel Administration," Dr. Alexander)

Goodall, Jared A., '09

"The Use of Student Workers in Universities" (Paper written for POLS 7380, "Public Personnel Administration," Dr. Alexander)

Kirkland, Stacey L., '09

"What Future Presidents Can Learn from the Staff Management of Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton" (Paper written for POLS 7380, "Public Personnel Administration," Dr. Alexander)

Levely, Karson G., '09

"Student Success in Question:  A Statistical Analysis of Limited Admission at NGCSU" (Paper written for POLS 7600, "Statistics for Public Management," Dr. Friedman)

Moore, Amy M., '08

"Strategic Planning in the Public-School System" (Paper written for POLS 7380, "Public Personnel Administration," Dr. Alexander)

Rosso, Philip S., '09

"The Strategic Planning Process and How It Directs the Actions of our Military" (Paper written for POLS 7940, "Independent Study in Public Administration," Dr. Friedman)

Stone, Katherine A. "Katie," '08

"A Fight for Higher Sales Tax:  Benefits of SPLOST in Muscogee County, Ga." (Paper written for POLS 6106, "State and Local Government," Dr. Alexander)

Georgia Public Administration Academic Conference

Kennesaw State University, March 2, 2007

Name Presentation

Arnold, Ryan J., '08

"School Vouchers:  Reforming Education" (Paper written for POLS 7320, "Public Policy Analysis," Dr. Friedman)

Nicholson, J. Alexander, '07

"The Continued Utility of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Law:  A Rational-Comprehensive Analysis" (Paper written for POLS 7320, "Public Policy Analysis," Dr. Friedman)

Watkins, Christopher J., '07

"Reforming the Roles of City Managers:  The Assumption of Responsibility for Policy Initiation" (Paper written for POLS 6310, "Political Leadership," Dr. Alexander)

Whitaker, Andrea L. "Dea," '08

"For the Kids:  The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children" (Paper written for POLS 7220, "Politics and Bureaucracy," Dr. Friedman)

Southeastern Conference on Public Administration

Athens, Georgia, September 2006

Name Presentation

Hulsey, John G., '07 - co-presented/co-authored with Dr. Ross C. Alexander and Dr. Brent A. Paterline

"Citizen Involvement in the County Budget Process in Georgia"

Honors Day Research Conference

North Georgia College & State University (now UNG), April 11, 2006

Name Presentation

Land, Paula F., '07

"Workers' Compensation:  Is it Truly Adequate Compensation?" (Paper written for POLS 7380, "Public Personnel Administration," Dr. Alexander)

Georgia Public Administration Academic Conference

Albany State University, March 3, 2006

Name Presentation

Propes, Logan H., '07

"The Case of a Local Government Administration's Follies:  A Personal Diagnosis" (Paper written for POLS 7380, "Public Personnel Administration," Dr. Alexander)

Georgia Public Administration Academic Conference

University of West Georgia, March 1, 2005

Name Presentation

Wilson, Charles H. "Trey" III, '05

"A Proposal for Government to Prevent Ephedrine-Related Injury" (Paper written for POLS 7320, "Public Policy Analysis," Dr. Friedman)

Georgia Public Administration Academic Conference

Augusta State University, March 2004

Name Presentation

Fields, Tasha S., 05

"[Paper about OSHA]" (Paper written for POLS 7220, "Politics and Bureaucracy," Dr. Friedman); also served as member of discussion roundtable about "No Child Left Behind" Act

Honors Day Research Conference

North Georgia College & State University (now UNG), April 2001

Name Presentation

Morris, Donald G., '01

"Office of the U. S. Trade Representative" (Paper written for POLS 7220, "Politics and Bureaucracy," Dr. Friedman)

Morris, Donald G., '01

"Overview of Public Administration and the Local Level" (Paper written for POLS 7640, "Technology for Public Administration," Dr. Friedman)

Georgia Political Science Association

Annual Conference, Hilton Head, S.C., February 2000

Name Presentation

Salo, Christina R., '00

"Invading the Privacy of Government-Job Applicants with Intrusive Freedom-of-Information Provisions" (Paper written for POLS 7380, "Public Personnel Administration," Dr. Friedman)

Georgia Public Administration Academic Conference

State University of West Georgia, March 1999

Name Presentation

Paul, Matthew D., '99

"A Policy Analysis on Sexual Harassment and Title IX" (Paper written for POLS 7320, "Public Policy Analysis," Dr. Friedman)

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