Dean's E-News | September 19, 2016
September 19, 2016
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Appointments, Awards and Grants

James C. Cox (pictured), Vjollca Sadiraj and their co-authors’ paper, “Provision versus Appropriation in Symmetric and Asymmetric Social Dilemmas,” was recognized by the Southern Economic Journal as one of the top cited papers in 2013 and 2014.


Glenwood Ross II (pictured) & Paul Kagundu (Ph.D., Economics, ’06). (2016). Introduction to the Global Economy (Second Edition). Atlanta: Kendall Hunt.

Josh C. Hinkle (pictured), Famega, C. & Weisburd, D. (2016). Why Getting Inside the “Black Box” is Important: Examining Treatment Implementation and Outputs in Policing Experiments. Police Quarterly.  DOI: 10.1177/1098611116664336.

Gregory B. Lewis (pictured), Rahul Pathak (Ph.D. student, Public Management & Policy), & Galloway, C.S. "Trends in Public-Private Pay Parity in State and Local Governments." Review of Public Personnel Administration, forthcoming.

Brent Teasdale (pictured) & Michelle N. Harris (Ph.D. student, Criminal Justice & Criminology). The Indirect Effect of Social Network Characteristics and Normative Beliefs on the Association between Adolescent Depressive Symptomatology and Binge Drinking.  Deviant Behavior, forthcoming. 



Jane Branscomb co-presented “It’s a Matter of Time: Using Trend Graphs to Build Understanding and Choose Smart Strategies” at the National Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development Center’s 2016 MCH Summer Skills Institute, Advancing Health Transformation Outcomes in Chicago, Aug. 25, 2016.

Liz Imperiale presented the poster “Leading through Health System Change 2.0 the Sequel!” at the National Health Communications, Marketing, and Media Conference in Atlanta, Aug. 24, 2016.
Sam Williams made the following presentations:
  • "Business Leaders Helping Cities Solve Major Public Policy Issues That Hinder Economic Development"to the American Chamber of Commerce National Convention, Savannah, Ga., Aug. 11, 2016.
  • "How Grady Hospital Was Saved From Foreclosure and Raised $325 Million to Become One of the Top Charity Hospitals in the U.S.,” with Pete Correll, former chair & CEO, Georgia Pacific," at the Rotary Club of Atlanta, Aug. 22, 2016.



Paula Stephan  had the following media hits:

Julie Hotchkiss (pictured) and Melinda Pitts’ research, Even One is Too Much: The Economic Consequences of Being a Smoker, was featured in the following media:  

Dean Dabney was quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution article, “For Some, Deal’s Police Reform Plan is Not Enough, Or It's Too Much,” Sept. 10, 2016.

The Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) and Robbie Friedmann (pictured) were mentioned in the following media:

The Center for State and Local Finance study, Report on the City of South Fulton: Potential Revenues and Expenditures, was cited in the South Metro Neighbor article, “City of South Fulton Proponents Weigh In; More Forums to Follow,” Sept. 1, 2016.

Dean's Council Spotlight on Andrea Young

Andrea Young, AYS professor of practice, is the new president of the AYS Dean’s Council, a diverse group of community, corporate, nonprofit and civic leaders who support the dean and the strategic objectives of the Andrew Young School.
“We are not a governance board, and we do not have fiduciary responsibility,” says Young, who has served as a member of the Dean’s Council since 2006. “We are here to be supportive of the dean and the priorities that have been set. We are here to be the dean’s sounding board.”
A scholar, lawyer, teacher, author and community leader, Young has devoted her career to promoting policies to defend and extend civil and human rights. She is the former executive director of the Andrew Young Foundation and served as the senior program officer for the Southern Education Foundation.  Young was also vice president of the National Black Child Development Institute, where she led a school readiness initiative that increased local investments in early care and education and led to a commitment to universal pre-kindergarten in Washington, DC.
Earlier in her career, Young  served as a legislative assistant to Senator Edward Kennedy, where she contributed to significant civil rights and international policy including the Martin Luther King Holiday Act and South Africa sanctions legislation. She later worked with the United Church of Christ in global mission and advocacy, returning to the Capitol to serve as Chief of Staff for Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney.
She is the author of Life Lessons My Mother Taught Me and assisted her father, former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young in writing his memoir of the civil rights movement in An Easy Burden: Civil Rights and the Transformation of America.
“I see the Dean’s Council broadening the kind of experiences and points of access for students to achieve their goals,” says Young. “We will look at what we can do to support students in securing internships and placement opportunities.”
Young also sees the Council bringing in more financial resources to help expand faculty experiences and study abroad opportunities for students. 
Young is a graduate of Swarthmore College and received her law degree from Georgetown University School of Law.  


Congratulations to Dennis Young (Professor Emeritus) on receiving the Emerald 2016 Outstanding Paper Award from Emerald Group Publishing for his paper, “Can Social Enterprises Remain Sustainable and Mission-Focused? Applying Resiliency Theory,” which was published in Social Enterprise Journal. A copy of the paper can be found at

Upcoming Fall Events

This fall, we welcome you to come out and celebrate the Andrew Young School’s 20th Anniversary by attending the following events: 

13th Annual W.J. Usery Distinguished Lecture with Raj Chetty, professor of economics at Stanford University, on “Improving Equality of Opportunity in America: Lessons from Big Data”

WHEN:  October 3, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – noon
WHERE:  Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, 14 Marietta St, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, in the AYS Seminar Room 749/50 (seventh floor).
COST:  Free
Please RSVP at the event website.
WHEN:  October 13, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, 14 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
WHAT:  The key presenters are Dave Sjoquist (pictured), professor of economics at the Andrew Young School and Lucia Smeal, assistant professor of accountancy at Georgia State’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Q&A at the end of the program
COST:   Free
Please register at the event website by Oct. 5, 2016.

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ 20th Anniversary Celebration featuring former U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on “The Future of Health Care.”

WHEN:  October 27, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
COST:  Free
Please RSVP at:

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