Master of Public Administration program to host ‘Town & Gown’ on collaborative resilience

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Dr. Heather Getha-Taylor

Every semester, the Master of Public Administration program at Augusta University invites a speaker who has made an impact on the field of public administration to present at their “Town & Gown” event. The fall 2021 speaker is Dr. Heather Getha-Taylor, professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas and editor-in-chief of Public Personnel Management, a peer-reviewed journal.

Her presentation, “Achieving Shared Community Goals: The Keys to Collaborative Resilience,” will be hosted virtually from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21.

Getha-Taylor is the author or co-author of over 60 articles, book chapters and other scholarly reports. Her work focuses on public and nonprofit management, with special emphasis on human resource management, collaboration and public service leadership.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from then-Augusta State University, making her an Augusta University alum. She received her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Georgia and her doctoral degree in public administration from Syracuse University.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Getha-Taylor take part in our Town & Gown series. It is always great to hear from someone who has a big impact on the field, but it is even better when that person is an alumna of the university,” said Dr. Wesley Meares, director of the MPA program.

This event is free and open to every member of the community. Participants can RSVP online. To learn more about Getha-Taylor and this event, contact Meares or call the MPA program office at 706-737-1710.

View the event on the university calendar.

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