ASPA - Georgia Chapter 19th Annual Academic Conference & Meeting
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ASPA - Georgia Chapter 19th Annual Academic Conference & Meeting

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Clark Atlanta University

223 James P Brawley Drive Southwest

Thomas W. Cole Research Center for Science & Technology

Atlanta, GA 30314

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The 19th Annual ASPA Georgia Chapter Academic Conference and Meeting will take place on Friday, February 24, 2017, on the campus of Clark Atlanta University located at 223 James P Brawley Drive, S.W. Atlanta, Georgia. All sessions will be held in the Thomas W. Cole Research Center for Science & Technology with self-parking in the adjacent Morehouse College parking deck ($3 per car).

Directions from Morehouse parking deck to Cole Research Center:

Walk westward toward the CAU pedestrian gate. After entering CAU's campus turn left. Cole Research Center is the 2nd building on the left next to Sage Bacote Hall. CAU Map


9:00 am to 10:30 am Registration – Atrium

10:00 am to 11:25 am SESSION I

Panel 1: Public Finance & Economic Development – Auditorium

Chair: Sabrina Riles, Clark Atlanta University

Discussant: Charles Mitchell, Troy University

Best Practices for Long Range Strategic Planning and Budgeting, Youlanda Carr, City of Atlanta

A New Approach to Financing Public Transit Infrastructure in Miami – The PTP 2.0 Case Study, Charles Scurr, Citizen’s Independent Transportation Trust

Assessing the Needs of a Local Government and Its Citizens, Vickey Hale, Clark Atlanta University

Capital Projects Planning: Analysis of the Atlanta Braves’ Move to Cobb County, Lisa Davis, Clark Atlanta University

Economic Development Opportunities in Atlanta's AUC: Where Northside Meets North Avenue, Royce Collins, Clark Atlanta University

11:30 am to 12:55 pm SESSION II

Panel 2: Public and Educational Program Evaluation – Auditorium

Chair: Leonisa Johnson, Clark Atlanta University

Discussant: Oyebade Oyerinde, Clark Atlanta University

Naloxone Expansion and Overdose Prevention in Georgia, Jeremy Sharp, University of North Georgia

Local Government Service Delivery, Policy and Program Evaluation: The Case of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic, Godwin Ihemeje, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Comprehensive School Counseling Programs: Solutions and Challenges, Leonisa Johnson & Crystal Giddings, Clark Atlanta University

1:00 pm to 1:15 pm WELCOME & REMARKS - Exhibition Hall (2nd Floor)

ASPA-GA Vice President Mike Faass, Conference Co-Chair

ASPA-GA Past President Lisa Cameron, Conference Co-Chair

ASPA-GA President Priscilla Oliver

Dean Danielle Taylor, School of Arts & Sciences, Clark Atlanta University

1:15 pm to 2:15 pm LUNCH – Exhibition Hall (2nd Floor)

Panel 3: The Millennial Generation and the Changing Public Workforce Roundtable

Moderator: Sheila Toppin, Clark Atlanta University, Conference Program Chair

Discussants: MPA Students, Clark Atlanta University

2:30 pm to 3:55 pm - SESSION III

Panel 4: Police Management Online Training Roundtable – Exhibition Hall (2nd Floor)

Moderators: Calvin Sims, MARTA & James Beeks, University of Phoenix

Panel 5: Social Justice and Welfare – Auditorium

Chairs: Leora Waldner, Troy University & Kristine Stilwell, University of North Georgia

Discussant: Kristie Roberts-Lewis, Troy University

New Majority-Minority Cities: Four Case Studies, Doylian Settles, Cherene Nicholson, Talia Butts & Ashton Moody, Troy University

Post-Hoc Outcomes: Challenges and Success Strategies after Incorporation, Kristine Stilwell, University of North Georgia & Leora Waldner, Troy University

Economic Development in New Black Cities, Cherene Nicholson & Allene Harris, Troy University

Administration Challenges in Efficiencies in New Cities, Doylian Settles & Tracy Armstead, Troy University

Health and Poverty: The case of African Americans in Metro Atlanta, Jayme Beasely, Clark Atlanta University

4:00 pm to 5:25 pm - SESSION IV

Panel 6: Public Administration & Management of Future Public Problems – Lecture Hall

Chair: Beth M. Rauhaus, University of North Georgia

Discussant: Stephen Northam, University of North Georgia

Outsourced Training and Employee Commitment, Heather Bryan, University of North Georgia

Impact of Employment At-Will on Employee Motivation, Bobbi K. Otis, University of North Georgia

Realigning Values: Proposals to Combat Sexual Trafficking, Ruthanne Conner, University of North Georgia

Managing Different Generations: Let’s All Try to Work Together, Jenna Rodgers, University of North Georgia

Panel 7: Policy Analysis – Auditorium

Chair: Tanya Brinkley, Kennesaw State University

Discussant: Sooho Lee, University of West Georgia

Public Restroom Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: Toileting Needs of Persons with Disabilities who are Non-Ambulatory, Lakisha Smith, Troy University

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 - Wage Reform: Past, Present, and Future, Rob Dial, University of West Georgia

The Maintenance of the Status Quo: Impact of Public Policy and U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Wealth and Poverty, Krista Hinton, Clark Atlanta University

Disfranchising Felons: The Desecration of Human Dignity and Civic Voice: A Rational Approach to Enfranchising Felons, Natalie Purser, University of North Georgia

The Effects of NIMBY: Citizen Involvement and the Development of Outdoor Gun Range Policy, Heather Bryan, University of North Georgia

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm - ASPA-GA Chapter Meeting & Dinner – Exhibition Hall (2nd floor)
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223 James P Brawley Drive Southwest

Thomas W. Cole Research Center for Science & Technology

Atlanta, GA 30314

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