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

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


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

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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