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January 18, 2017
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Awards and Grants

Paula Stephan has been elected to the Committee on Council Affairs (CCA) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. CCA, the member-elected governing body of AAAS, comprises the board of directors, section retiring chairs, delegates from each electorate, two delegates from the National Association of Academies of Sciences, and one delegate from each Regional Division with the president serving as the chair and the executive officer as the secretary. The Council’s responsibilities include election of Fellows, adoption of resolutions and statements on matters affecting the Association, election of affiliates, and approving amendments to the Bylaws.
Krystlelynn Caraballo (pictured right) (Ph.D. student, Criminal Justice & Criminology) received the American Society of Criminology (ASC) 2016 Ruth Peterson Minority Award for Doctoral Students. She recently received the award from Dr. Ruth Peterson (left), the 2016 President of ASC and the award's namesake, at its annual meeting in November.  


David Sjoquist (pictured), Paula Stephan & Schroeder, L. (2017). Understanding Regression Analysis, 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Kristie L. Seelman has the following publications:
  • With Woodford, M. R. & Nicolazzo, Z. (2016). Victimization and Microaggressions Targeting LGBTQ College Students: Gender Identity as a Moderator of Psychological Distress. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work (Special issue on microaggressions).  doi:10.1080/15313204.2016.1263816.
  • With Mary Anne Adams & Poteat, T. (2016). Interventions for healthy aging among mature Black lesbians: Recommendations gathered through community-based research. Journal of Women & Aging. doi: 10.1080/08952841.2016.1256733.
Leah E. Daigle (pictured), Andia Azimi (Ph.D., Criminal Justice & Criminology ‘17), & Wendy P. Guastaferro. (2016). Victims’ Compensation as a Tool of Therapeutic Justice: Examining the Physical and Mental Health Needs of Victim Compensation Applicants and the Role of Health in Receiving Compensation. Violence and Victims, 31(5), 837-853.
Gerry Neumark. (2016). Citizenship in the Local Community, 2nd Edition.  Dubuque, IA:  Kendall Hunt.

The Fiscal Research Center (FRC) has published the following publications:

Sally Wallace (pictured) & Raul Pathak (Ph.D., Economics ’17):
  • (2017). The Fiscal Architecture of Georgia, FRC Report, Publication No. 292. J.\
  • ·(2017). Economic Landscape for 2017 Georgia Legislative Session. FRC Brief, Publication No. 289.
Robert Buschman:


Barry Hirsch’s involvement in the Allied Association of Social Sciences conference in Chicago, Jan. 7, 2017, included the following:
  • With Abe Kulkarni (Ph.D. student, Economics) presented “Revisiting Union Wage and Job Loss Effects Using the Displaced Worker Surveys” at a LERA-AEA (Labor Employment Research Association-American Economic Association) session? (see next post)
  • Served as a coauthor on the paper, “Are Proxy Earnings Reports Reliable? Evidence from Matched Household and Administrative Data,” which was presented by Jim Ziliak (University of Kentucky) at the LERA-AEA session.
James Cox presented a paper titled “Fit as a Fiddle or Sick as a Dog: Effects of Subjective Patient Reports on Uptake of Clinical Decision Support” at the 4th Workshop in Behavioral and Experimental Health Economics at the University of Cologne, Germany, Dec. 8, 2016. The paper is coauthored with Vjollca Sadiraj, John F. Sweeney (Emory University School of Medicine) and Kurt E. Schnier (University of California, Merced).

Bruce A. Seaman was the keynote speaker at a symposium sponsored by the Chilean Centro de Estudios Públicos, presenting his paper: "Que está en juego cuando decidimos entre distintas formas de apoyo?" (What is at Stake When We Decide among Different Forms of [Government] Support?), in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 24, 2016.

Robbie Friedmann participated in the Atlanta Jewish Book Festival with Jason Gewirtz, author of Israel’s Edge: The Story of the IDF’s Most Elite Unit - Talpiot, at the Marcus Jewish Community Center in Atlanta, Nov. 20, 2016.

Carolyn Bordeaux was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, “Georgia Legislature Heads into Session of Uncertainty,”  Dec. 31, 2016.

Dean Dabney was interviewed for the CNN broadcast, “How Atlanta Proved Black and Blue Lives Matter,” Nov. 23, 2016.
Andrew Young, Andrea Young and Harvey Newman (pictured) were mentioned in the New York CaribNews article, “Andrew Young and the Making of Modern Atlanta Offers a Formula for Success,” Dec. 20, 2016.
Peter Bluestone and Laura Wheeler (pictured) were quoted in The Signal article, “Atlanta Outperforms Georgia Economically Late in 2016,” Jan. 11, 2017.

Bruce Seaman had the following media hits:

Barry Hirsch was quoted in the Wichita (KS) Business Journal article, “With Union’s in Trump’s Crosshairs, Membership Rolls Fall in Wichita,” Dec. 13, 2016.
Robbie Friedmann was cited in the Palm Beach Post article, “‘Overcoming the New Reality of Terror’ after 9/11 Focus of Gardens Talk,” Sept. 26, 2016.
Chris Markl appeared on Business Radio X’s Atlanta Business Radio broadcast, “Tony Merendino with ServIT and Chris Markl with Georgia State University,” Jan. 9, 2017.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ was mentioned in the Global Atlanta article, “GSU’s School of Public Health Selected to Host Prestigious Fulbright Program,” Jan. 5, 2017, for their health and policy experts’ participation in meeting with Fulbright foreign students.
The Georgia State University article, “Five Reasons Cash Won’t Go Away Anytime Soon,” was cited in the International Times article, “Is Cash Going Away? Restaurant To Get Rid Of Paper Money Transactions Entirely In Switch Toward Digital Payment,” Dec. 22, 2016.  Don Hunt (Ph.D., Criminal Justice & Criminology, ’17) was quoted in the GSU article.
Community and Special Events
Jerry Gonzalez (M.PA., ‘05) spoke at the Andrew Young School graduation ceremony, Dec. 15, 2016. His remarks are featured on the GALEO website at:
Ron Shelby and School of Public Health faculty members Sheryl Strasser and Christine Stauber traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, to attend the African Society for Laboratory Medicine conference, Dec. 3-8, 2016. They attended as part of an effort to develop online laboratory management training for workers in Tanzania and other parts of Africa. The work is being done in collaboration with the International Laboratory Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania. Bart Hildreth is the lead faculty on this project.

Bruce A. Seaman was invited to assist economists at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, on a project to model the local economic development impacts of the cultural sector on various regions within South Africa; Jan. 7-14, 2017.  

The Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange, in partnership with the American Society for Industrial Security International-Greater Atlanta Chapter, Atlanta Fire and Rescue, Building Owners and Managers Association, Emory Healthcare, The United States Attorney’s Office–Northern District of Georgia, and the United States Secret Service , convened the 8th Annual Law Enforcement and Business Continuity Summit, “Continuing Threats to the Homeland: Working on Solutions,” Dec. 1, 2016, at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. More than 200 law enforcement and corporate security personnel were in attendance.

Dean's Council News

Congratulations to Andrea Young on assuming her new role as executive director of the Georgia Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Young is the chair of the Andrew Young School Dean’s Council.          

Alumni News

Lauren Kline Jeong (B.S. Public Policy-Nonprofit Leadership & CNP, ‘13) wrote a column in the Saporta Report, “What Does Excellence Mean in the Nonprofit Sector,” Dec. 5, 2016.  Jeong is a program associate at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and board chair of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta.

In Memoriam

W.J. “Bill” Usery, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and the namesake of the Andrew Young School’s W.J. Usery Chair of the American Workplace, passed on Dec. 10, 2016, at the age of 92.
“Bill was a caring and engaging public servant, from his early work as an underwater welder for the U.S. Navy to his leadership as the U.S. Secretary of Labor and later,” said Dean Mary Beth Walker.
“We at the Andrew Young School are extremely grateful that, for more than a decade, Bill graced us with his keen interest in our students and their development. He also entrusted us with furthering his research interests in the workplace, labor markets, education, health and related areas with his endowment for the W.J. Usery Chair of the American Workplace. We will all miss Bill’s whip-sharp intelligence, love for America and generous spirit.”


Upcoming Spring Events


WHEN:                      Jan. 21, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. (Women’s basketball) and 2:15 p.m. (Men’s Basketball)
WHAT:                      All Andrew Young School alumni, faculty, staff & friends are invited to join us at the GSU Sports Arena on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, as we celebrate our Day of Games at GSU’s conference basketball games against Coastal Carolina. 
The Panther Athletic Club (PAC) is hosting a free Pregame Reception on Level 4 for Andrew Young School alumni, friends, faculty, staff and families during the women’s game, from noon to the end of the third quarter. Click here to RSVP for the free PAC Pregame reception!
COST:                        Tickets are free for Andrew Young School alumni, friends, faculty and staff.  Click here to register for your free ticket:
The deadline to register for free tickets and the reception is Wednesday, January 18.

The Dan Sweat Lecture Series
“Can Online Higher Education Replace Traditional Instruction”
WHO:             David N. Figlio, Northwestern University
WHEN:          Feb. 21, 2017
WHERE:       Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
                       14 Marietta St., NW, 7th Floor
                       Atlanta, GA  30303
COST:           Free
CONTACT: or 404-413-0115

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