We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lauren Edwards as Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy.Dr. Edwards earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy in 2011 from a joint program between Georgia State University and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Since 2011 she has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University. Dr. Edwards’ research interests include: nonprofit and public management; strategic management, planning and performance; public participation and coproduction; program evaluation; and diversity and gender issues. In fall 2014, she will be teaching PUBL 613 Managing Public Organizations. Dr. Edwards is replacing Dr. Eric Zeemering.Professor Zeemering will join the School of Public and Global Affairs as an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University. He will work with students entering careers in city government and continue his research on local government service delivery and collaborative governance.