Dean's E-News | May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016
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James Marton, Yelowitz, A., Shores, M. & Talbert, J. (2016). Does Medicaid Managed Care Help Equalize Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Utilization? Health Services Research. 51(3), 872–891.

David Sjoquist (pictured), Mark Rider, Sally Wallace, & Brett Mullins (B.S., Economics, “14). (2016). Long-run Earnings Mobility Among Low-Income Individuals. Journal of Economics and Public Finance 2(1), 154-170.


Paula Stephan made the following presentations:

  • “Why Are International STEM Students So Important to Research Universities?” at the Research Universities, International STEM Students, and the Innovation Economy conference at the University of California, San Diego, May 2, 2016.
  • “Measuring Flows of Human Capital to Firms; Understanding International Mobility” at the NCSES/CNSTAT Workshop on Advancing Concepts and Models of Innovative Activity and STI Indicator Systems, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., May 19, 2016.


In April, two of the top five news releases viewed at were about the research of Andrew Young School faculty.  The news releases were: “Transgender College Students at Higher Risk After Denial of Access to Bathrooms, Research Shows,” with 1,202 reader views and “Four-Day Work Week Can Improve Academic Performance, Policy Study Finds” with 894 reader views. 

Your work is moving the needle in policy and public administration locally, regionally, nationally and internationally! It is an honor to share your news.

Kristie Seelman’s study, “Transgender Adults’ Access to College Bathrooms
and Housing and the Relationship to Suicidality,” was cited in The Atlantic article, “The True Harm of Bathroom Bills,” May 19, 2016.

Dean Dabney was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, “Parolee’s Case lends Insight on Fate of Captured Fugitive,” May 18, 2016.

Paula Stephan was quoted in an article in Nature, “US Law Could Increase Postdoc Pay — and Shake up Research System,” May 19, 2016.
The School of Social Work was mentioned in the Gainesville Times article, “DFCS to Add 175 Staff Members Statewide: Town Hall Details Progress in the Region,” on May 12, 2016.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ building was cited in the WSB-Radio broadcast, “Coke Marks 130 Years,” May 16, 2016.  The building where the Andrew Young School is currently housed was home to Jacobs Pharmacy, where the first bottle of Coca-Cola was served.


Eric Van Holm, (doctoral candidate, Joint Public Policy program with Georgia Tech), received a Visiting Dissertation Fellowship from the Academic and Student Programs and the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Joseph Crews (B.A., Economics, ’16) was featured on Peachtree TV’s “Public Affairs on Peach,” show, May 21, 2016. Crews, 81, talked about his years of determination to complete his bachelor’s degree.

Welcome Aboard

Amber Slyter (M.P.A., ’16) is the new academic specialist for the Public Management and  Policy department.

Shanikka Wagner is the new HR coordinator for the Andrew Young School.

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