Dean's E-News | May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016
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Awards and Grants

Dean Mary Beth Walker (center) celebrates Andrew Young School honorees at the University’s Faculty Excellence event, an annual awards dinner recognizing newly named Regents’ Professors, Distinguished University Professors, faculty award recipients and faculty receiving promotion and/or tenure. Pictured with Dean Walker (L-R) are  Jill Littrell, promoted to Professor; Robin Hartinger-Saunders, received both promotion to Associate Professor withTenure; and University Distinguished Professors Ann-Margaret Esnard and Brian Bride.

Congratulations to the following Andrew Young School faculty members who received Georgia State University Internal Grant Awards:

  • Garth Heutel (pictured) received a $25,000 Research Initiation Grant for his research, “Prospect Theory and Energy Efficiency”
  • Dan Kreisman received a $25,000 Scholarly Support Grant for his research, “Is Industry Certification in High School Enough? Evidence from Georgia’s End of Pathway Assessments”

Brent Teasdale (pictured) and Leah Daigle were ranked among the world’s top 100 criminologists, according to a paper, “Measuring the Quantity and Quality of Scholarly Productivity in Criminology and Criminal Justice: A Test of Three Integrated Models,” published by Glenn Walters in Scientometrics. Both Teasdale and Daigle were ranked out of a sample of over 800 criminologists.


Bruce Kaufman had the following two articles accepted for publication.

  • (2016). The Origins and Theoretical Foundation of Original Institutional Economics Reconsidered. Journal of the History of Economic Thought
  • (2016). Globalization and Convergence-Divergence of HRM Practices Across Nations: New Measures, Explanatory Theory, and Non-Standard Predictions from Bringing in Economics. Human Resource Management Review


Susan McLaren presented “Developing a Strategy to Assess Medical Legal Partnership’s Impact on Health System Savings, Learner Competencies, and Patient/Community Health Outcomes” at the 2016 Medical Legal Partnership Summit in Indianapolis, April 6-9, 2016.

Debra Kibbe presented a keynote address, "A Mile Deep and an Inch Wide: Strategies for Addressing Childhood Obesity in the Next 10 Years," at the 7th Annual Regional Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit in Portland, Ore., April 20, 2016.

Events and Community Outreach

The Georgia Health Policy Center facilitated the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium's (GC3's) evaluation and revision of the state's cancer control plan and currently facilitates its implementation. As a result of efforts by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the GC3 Palliative Care Work Group, Gov. Nathan Deal signed HB 509 (The Georgia Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Council) on April 26, 2016. GHPC's Mohammad Khalaf (pictured far left) was present for the signing. The legislation creates an advisory council comprised of legislators and palliative care experts that will make recommendations to the governor and the Department of Community Health on how to expand access to palliative care for cancer patients and those with other chronic diseases.


Kristie Seelman’s study on “Transgender Adults' Access to College Bathrooms and Housing and the Relationship to Suicidality” was featured in the following media: 

Carolyn Bordeaux was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, “Without Schools’ Support, GM Site Redevelopment May Be Downsized,” May 4, 2016.

Paula Stephan was interviewed and her research was cited in the following media: 

Richard Wright was quoted in the Money Magazine article, “Why Killing Cash Makes Sense,” April 27, 2016.


Paris Stroud (sophomore, International Economics and Modern Languages and Honors College) received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study in the U.K., making her the first student in Georgia State history to receive such a placement. Download an article about Stroud’s achievement at


Joseph Crews (B.A., Economics, ’16), was featured in a Fox5 News Story, “81-Year-Old Graduates from GSU,” May 9, 2016.

Five Andrew Young School students have been named Urban Fellows through Georgia State University’s College of Law. The Urban Fellows program is designed to enrich their studies with discussions about environmental, land use and urban issues with top decision makers through a special lecture series. The students are:
Public Management and Policy
Elizabeth Hogan
Dana Tzegaegbe
Kalee Burns
Alicia Plemmons
Nick Nesmith


Roman Raab, (Ph.D., Economics, ‘08), just started a new job as a Research Fellow at the European Commission (Joint Research Centre) in Italy. His research is in the pensions area.

Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza  (Ph.D., Economics‘06), is a program chair for the 2016 Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association (LACEA) and the Latin American Meetings of the Econometric Society (LAMES) Annual Meetings in Medellin, Colombia, November 10-12, 2016.

 Did You Know?

In 1886, Jacob’s Pharmacy at 14 Marietta Street was the birthplace of Coca-Cola. The original building, currently home to the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, is where the first serving of Coca-Cola was sold 130 years ago. On May 16, 2016, the City of Atlanta placed an historical marker to commemorate an important piece of Atlanta history..
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