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Maria Albo, M.P.A.

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Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 706-864-1782
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Office: Hansford Hall 314, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Public Administration

Overview

Maria J. Albo earned a B.S. in sociology at Georgia State University and an M.P.A. degree at North Georgia College & State University, now known as the University of North Georgia (UNG).  She is a senior lecturer of political science at UNG and currently teaches “American Government,” “Introduction to Political Science,” and “Introduction to Social Science Research Methods.”  Her several articles in peer-reviewed journals address public-policy issues.  Before entering her second career, Ms. Albo was for seven years a special projects coordinator in a boutique commercial real-estate development firm, specializing in planning, zoning, and land use.

Courses Taught

  • POLS 1101
  • POLS 2101
  • POLS 2601

Education

  • M.P.A., Public Administration, North Georgia College & State University, 2008
  • B.S., Sociology, Georgia State University, 2001

Research/Special Interests

Public Policy, Civic Engagement

Publications

  • Albo, Maria. (2010). "Whose Children are These?  A Rational Approach to Educating Illegal-Alien Schoolchildren". International Social Science Review. 84 (3, 4): 115-134.
  • Albo,Maria. (2011) “Chapter 15: Civic Engagement”. The Basics of American Government. Ross Alexander, Ph.D.; Carl Cavalli, Ph.D. (Ed.). Dahlonega, GA: North Georgia Press.
  • Albo, Maria and Friedman, Barry. “Chapter 4: Political Socialization”. The Basics of American Government. Ross Alexander, Ph.D.; Carl Cavalli, Ph.D. (Ed.). Dahlonega, GA: North Georgia Press.
  • Paterline, Brent A. and Albo, Maria J. (2013) A Content Analysis of Salvia Divinorum Use on YouTube, The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology Vol. 5 Iss. 1, Article 6.
  • Albo, Maria and Mitchell, Courtney.(2013).   GA Public Policy—Chapter Supplement. The Basics of American Government. Carl Cavalli, Ph.D. (Ed.). Dahlonega, GA: North Georgia Press.  Revised Edition
  • Albo, Maria and Friedman, Barry. (2017). Punishing members of minority groups for calling 911.  Politics & Race in America: Economic, Political & Social Dynamics.  Lexington Books. 
  • Albo, Maria and Olive, Mary Catherine.(2017).   GA Public Policy—Chapter Supplement. The Basics of American Government. Carl Cavalli, Ph.D. (Ed.). Dahlonega, GA: North Georgia Press.  3rd Edition

Work Experience

  • City of Dahlonega (Dahlonega, GA)
    • Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority Program Assistant (2010)
  • HSW Investments (Sugar Hill, GA)
    • Special Projects (2002-2010) 
  • Subway Development of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
    • Development Team (1999-2002)

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