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Dr. J. Edward Kellough
Department of Public Administration and Policy School of Public and International Affairs
The University of Georgia

J. Edward Kellough, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia (UGA). Previously he was the Director of the MPA and PhD programs in public administration at UGA. The Georgia MPA program is ranked 4th in the United States by U.S. News & World Report and the PhD program is ranked as high as 4th by the U.S. National Research Council. Dr. Kellough specializes in public personnel management, public administration, and program evaluation. In the United States, he has been a member of the Executive Council of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and a member of the NASPAA Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation. He has served also as Chair of the Section on Public Administration of the American Political Science Association and as Chair of the American Society for Public Administration, Section on Public Administration Education. He is also on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals. Recent books by Dr. Kellough include The New Public Personnel Administration, sixth edition, with Lloyd G. Nigro and Felix A. Nigro (Thomson- Wadsworth, 2007); Understanding Affirmative Action: Politics, Discrimination, and the Search for Justice (Georgetown University Press, 2007); and Civil Service Reform in the States: Personnel Policy and Politics at the Sub-National Level, edited with Lloyd G. Nigro (State University of New York Press, 2006). His research has also appeared in Public Administration Review, The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Administration and Society, The Review of Public Personnel Administration, The American Review of Public Administration, Public Personnel Management, American Journal of Political Science, Social Science Quarterly, and many other journals. He has lectured or made presentations inAustralia,China,Denmark, theRepublic ofGeorgia, theNetherlands,Russia,Saudi Arabia,South Korea, and Ukraine.

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