In 1991, the School of Public Policy admitted its first class into its Master of Science Program. Since then, the School of Public Policy has built a tradition of distinguished interdisciplinary teaching and research and a curriculum addressing policy analysis, public management, and leadership in the areas of research and technology, the environment, economic development and governance of information technology. The School has collaborated with schools across the campus to promote the study of policy, ethics and sustainability. School faculty regularly analyze and comment upon the societal impacts and ethical implications of the latest advances in science and technology.
While the School of Public Policy was evolving, its graduates have been making an impact on policy in the U.S., China, Brazil, India, and other countries. In the U.S., for example, graduates hold academic appointments at the University of Colorado, Denver, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York University, San Francisco State University, Arizona State University, and Emory University.
Other alumni hold positions in government, for example, at the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, U.S. Senate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Tennessee Valley Authority.
Increasingly, alumni are moving into the nonprofit sector, holding positions at the Scripps Howard Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, and Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
Alumni have also excelled in the private sector, securing high-level positions at the RAND Corporation, Cox Communications, Inc., IBM Corporation, SRI International, Project Performance Corporation, ERS Global, Georgia Power Company, eTiburon Corporation, and many law and consulting practices.
Our alumni have demonstrated outstanding achievements in research, teaching, policy analysis, and management. They too build the School’s proud tradition of excellence. As the School enters its third decade, Alumni Services is dedicated to chronicling the ever-widening contributions of alumni throughout the world.