Sat, February 13, 2016

POLISCI In 60 Seconds

  • Putnam Navigates Delegate Rules

    Josh Putnam, a lecturer in the political science department, has been all over the news lately. His most recent interview aired on February 6, 2016 on PBS Newshour. His blog, Frontloading HQ, is featured in the story as he uses the platform to help decipher the often-complicated delegate rules that vary from state to state.  For more information about the blog, click here. To watch the full interview, click here.

Faculty News

Dr. Bullock Discusses New Book at the Georgia State Capitol

Feb 2016 On January 27, Dr. Bullock spent the morning at the Capitol hosting a discussion and book signing of his new book, The Three Governor’s Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia's Progressive Politics. Governor Deal, President Morehead, Attorney General Olens, and numerous legislators, alumni, and friends were in attendance. "It was great to have Dr. Bullock come to the capitol to speak about his new book. It speaks volumes about Dr. Bullock as well as SPIA and its faculty that legislators and the Governor made the time to see him,” said Caulder Harvill-Childs, SPIA graduate. “As always, it was great to reconnect with my favorite professor and my fellow SPIA alums. I wouldn’t be where I am today without SPIA, and I’m excited about future opportunities for alumni!” The discussion detailed how the death of Georgia governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in late 1946 launched a constitutional crisis that ranks as one of the most unusual political events in U.S. history: the state had three active governors at once, each claiming that he was the true elected official.

Faculty News

Professor Dougherty Becomes Associate Editor of Public Choice

Feb 2016 Professor Keith Dougherty has been named the Associate Editor for the journal Public Choice. Public Choice studies the intersection between economics and political science. The journal plays a central role in fostering exchange between economists and political scientists, enabling both communities to explain and learn from each other’s perspectives.

“It was a bit of a surprise and an honor to be asked to join the editorial team. I guess it indicates that the journal values my judgment on manuscripts and trusts I will make good decisions,” said Dougherty. “I will join the editorial board as one of three associate editors on June 1. My emphasis will be primarily handling manuscripts in formal theory and/or political science. I hope to continue my active research agenda, to teach well in the classroom, and to raise two great kids at the same time.”

Dr. Dougherty is one of seven SPIA professors with editorships. The other journals include:

Public Administration Review (Deborah Carroll, associate editor)
The Journal of Intelligence and National Security (Loch Johnson, editor)
1540 Compass (Igor Khripunov, editor)
The European Journal of Political Research (Cas Mudde, editor)
The Journal of Public Policy (Andrew Whitford, editor)
The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (Bradley E. Wright, editor)

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Monogan Published New Book

Up Close

  • Kreis, Anthony Michael

    Major: Law & Courts, Public Administration & Management

    Anthony Michael Kreis is a Ph.D Candidate in the Departments of Political Science and Public Administration & Policy. His major fields are law and courts and public administration and management....

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    Roberts, Heather

    Administrative Specialist I

    Heather has worked for the department since 2004. Her duties include course scheduling, classroom location, webmaster for the departmental website, Program Coordinator for the Maymester China Program, Sectioning Officer, and overall management of the Political Science office. Heather is a native of...

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    Monogan, Jamie

    Assistant Professor

    Jamie Monogan is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. After completing his B.A. in Political Science at the University of South Carolina in 2003, he attended the University of North Carolina where he earned his M.A. in 2005 and Ph.D. in 2010. He...

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  • Bramlett, Brittany

    Honors Teaching Fellow

    Brittany Bramlett received her doctorate in the spring of 2012 from the University of Maryland, College Park. She taught as an Assistant Professor at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania for 2 years before coming to the University of Georgia. ...

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    Bakker, Ryan

    Associate Professor

    Villarreal, Jason E.

    My name is Jason E. Villarreal and I am currently a doctoral candidate of political theory in the Department of Political Science. My area of research combines the study of citizenship theory with the political thought of Booker T. Washington....

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Events

POLISCI Calendar
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Feb 19

2016 Separation of Powers Conference

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Georgia Center

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Feb 20

2016 Separation of Powers Conference

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Georgia Center

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Mar 14

Susette M. Talarico Lecture: Dr. Steven Clark -  “Truth, Justice, and Eyewitness Identification”

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Mar 18

Wayne Moore, Virginia Tech

Sponsor: American Founding Group

3:30 pm

Baldwin 302

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Apr 26

Charter Lecture with Senator Sam Nunn and Secretary William Perry

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Apr 29

SPIA Networking Night

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May 13

UGA Graduate Commencement

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May 13

SPIA Undergraduate Convocation

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May 13

UGA Undergraduate Commencement

7:00 pm

Sanford Stadium