While raising three children, I returned to school to complete my education with an MPA from the University of Georgia. An internship with the City of Greenville OMB led to a position as research associate with the Institute for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Charleston. In that capacity, I evaluated and acted as a consultant to federally funded social welfare programs in Greenville and other areas of SC and worked with inner-city neighborhoods to bring resources into their communities. During my final 18 months in that position, I was interim director of Within Reach, a community partnership under the City of Greenville. For a few years after coming to Furman in 1998, I continued to work with program evaluation, most notably the evaluation of South Carolina's welfare reform under TANF performed by the Urban Institute.


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Intro to Amer Government

The basic political science course focusing on American politics. Emphasis on the principles, institutions and politics of the federal government. Topics include: the U.S. Constitution, the presidency, Congress, the Supreme Court, political parties and interest groups, and the federal bureaucracy.


Public Policy in the U.S.

Study of public policy in the United States with an emphasis on influential policy actors, theories of the policymaking process, the tools of policy analysis, and important policy areas, such as education, the environment, and defense policy.


Public Administration

Study of public administration with emphasis on major theories of administration and democracy, the role of bureaucracy in American society and the challenges facing public administrators at the national, state and local level.

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