Message from Dean Trevor Brown

Mary K. Marvel Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

Kim Young

Each year a faculty member is chosen by the graduating class for the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. This person is selected on the basis of excellence in instruction, commitment to the students, and contribution to the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Siyu Liu

This award stands in recognition of the teaching assistant who has shown exceptional performance and exemplary dedication to his or her students.

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

Michelle Gubola

Each year a faculty member is chosen by the graduating class for the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. This person is selected on the basis of excellence in instruction, commitment to the students, and contribution to the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

Alannah Glickman

This award stands in recognition of the teaching assistant who has shown exceptional performance and exemplary dedication to his or her students.

Exemplary Community Service Award

Shaun Khurana

Presented in recognition of exemplary volunteer activity benefiting society by a student enrolled in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

Robert W. Backoff Award

The Robert W. Backoff Research Award recognizes outstanding scholarship by a doctoral student in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

Mary E. Katchmar Outstanding Service Award

Laura Edgar

Jody and Scott Gary (MPA ‘87) established the Mary E. Katchmar Outstanding Service Award in honor of Scott’s grandmother, Mary Katchmar, who passed away on December 12, 1986. The award is offered annually in remembrance of her truly gracious nature. This unique service award recognizes a graduating student who has been nominated by his/her peers as demonstrating selfless giving to others without expectations of compensation or acknowledgment.

Outstanding Graduate Capstone Award

Traditional Research Paper
Client-Based Project

Patrick Barton

Samantha Grevas

Ari Grubaugh

Katie Heckerd

The Outstanding Graduate Capstone Award is presented annually to a graduate student who, in the collective judgment of an appointed committee, has written the best paper. Two awards are given, one for the best individual research paper, and one for the best group client-based project.

Outstanding Undergraduate Paper Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Paper Award is presented annually to a graduating BA or BS student who, in the collective judgment of an appointed committee, has written the best paper.

Outstanding Public Service Award

The Outstanding Public Service Award recognizes career contributions or a single contribution to public service.

Amy Acton, Director of Health, Ohio Department of Health


Amy Acton, MD, MPH, was appointed director of health for the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) by Governor Mike DeWine in 2019. A licensed physician in preventive medicine with a master’s degree in public health, Dr. Acton has more than 30 years of experience in medical practice, government and community service, healthcare policy and advocacy, academic and nonprofit administration, consulting, teaching, and data analysis.

Dr. Acton came to ODH from The Columbus Foundation where she served as community research and grants management officer and focused on community leadership and non-profit effectiveness. Prior to joining The Columbus Foundation, she served as assistant professor-practice with The Ohio State University's College of Public Health. She also previously served as visiting faculty professor at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, adjunct professor at The Ohio State University's College of Medicine and College of Public Health, and director of Project L.O.V.E. (Love Our Kids, Vaccinate Early) in Columbus.

Dr. Acton earned her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and completed her internship and residency training in pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. She also completed residency training in preventive medicine at The Ohio State University where she earned her master’s degree in public health. As part of her residency training at Ohio State, Dr. Acton served at ODH from 1995-96 in what was then known as the Division of Family and Community Health.

Public Affairs Student Association

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs Student Association (PASA) is the official voice for students enrolled in the college, acting as the liaison between students and the college’s faculty and staff. PASA’s executive board is popularly elected by the student body and helps to plan and implement programs to support students academically, professionally, and personally.

We would like to thank the officers, cabinet, and representatives for the 2019-2020 academic year:
  • President: Laura Edgar
  • Vice President: Mia Kern
  • Treasurer: Dylan Edwards
  • Secretary: Rachel Hand

John Glenn Civic Leadership Council

The John Glenn Civic Leadership Council is an undergraduate organization that emphasizes leadership and civic engagement. Weekly meetings and events focus on policy discussions, service activities, academic and professional development, and strengthening membership. We would like to thank the 2019-2020 executive board and general members for all of their efforts in making this such a successful year for the JGCLC.

  • President: Vincent Soller
  • Vice President: Ava McCargish
  • Policy Chair: Drew Newsome
  • Membership Chair: Michael Kohler
  • Professional Development and Academic Chair: Conan Cao
  • Service Chair: Ryan Alvarado
  • First-Year Rep: Ryan Craig
Degrees Awarded

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

  • Brittany Adams
  • Robert Applewhite
  • Matthew Arnstine
  • Michael Barton
  • Courtney Benner
  • Andrew Borst
  • Emily Callahan
  • Patrick Creedon
  • Luis da Cruz
  • Laura Edgar
  • Dylan Edwards
  • Samantha Grevas
  • Ariana Grubaugh
  • Rachel Hand
  • Mary Imre
  • Hannah Jenuwine
  • Edmond Kayira
  • Mia Kern
  • Shaun Khurana
  • Li Liao
  • Natalie Malloy
  • Kirsten Mead
  • Hallie Neuhaus
  • Mark Pauley
  • Rebecca Plasky
  • Alexander Rhodes
  • Kier Scott
  • Adam Steveley
  • Derin Steward
  • Matthew Townsend
  • Margaret Walsh
  • Sunni Whitmore
= Graduating with Dual/Combined Degrees, = MPA-DC

Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management (MA)

  • Jennifer Abbruzzese
  • Alexis Apparicio
  • Amanda Blackford
  • Angella Brown
  • Ruyi Cao
  • Patrick Conley
  • Anthony Dey
  • Jesse Dixon
  • Thomas Donadio
  • Brennen Fraley
  • Krystina Garabis
  • Ruben Garza
  • Lauren Goll
  • Kathleen Harter
  • Katie Heckerd
  • Christa Johnston
  • Frances Lazarus
  • Zachary Maria
  • Sara May
  • Justin McCuen
  • Brandon Miller
  • Chad Neikirk
  • Emily Oilar
  • Andrew Shopland
  • Shannon Strzempkowski
  • Jessica Valsi
= Graduating with Dual/Combined Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Management, Leadership, and Policy (BA)

  • Sarra Abdurahim
  • Brandon Beacham
  • Kidest Beyene
  • Cyan Blackwell
  • Thomas Bowles
  • Sarah Brandes
  • Shelbi Burch
  • Nicolas Butcher
  • Conan Cao
  • William Carr
  • Trent Cash
  • Jillian Corozzo
  • Elizabeth Dang
  • Karly Dearth
  • Julia Dennen
  • Addie DesRoches
  • Madeleine Dewhirst
  • Tomara Dorsey
  • Matthew Dubin
  • Adam Duffy
  • Monica Evans
  • Shawna Florio
  • Alexandra Jean Foltz
  • Karli Gibson
  • Lei Guo
  • Mollie Hiss
  • Mary Honaker
  • Benjamin Kanas
  • Ben Kelly
  • Tatum Kilgallon
  • Jack Leonhardt
  • Anisa Liban
  • Stephen Listisen (III)
  • Dana Lotwin
  • Michael Marrah
  • Mallory Masarik
  • Laurel Matia
  • Cameron McCall
  • Olivia McCloy
  • Quinn McCully
  • Aubrey McKee
  • Alena Nichole Meredith
  • Emma Mitchell
  • Celeste Morris
  • Adison Niese
  • Samantha O’Leary
  • Lalitha Pamidigantam
  • Megan Perkeybile
  • Dylan Ratliff
  • Haley Reedy
  • Rachel Rickman
  • Maya Rosenberg
  • Marcie Rotblatt
  • Mi Row
  • Sarah Sanchez
  • Abeeha Shamshad
  • Hannah Shinew
  • Marina Siegel
  • Savannah Sockwell
  • Vincent Soller
  • Emma Kathryn Sowder
  • Victoria Staltare
  • Sarah Tibbitts
  • Kaitlyn Tomko
  • Attiyya Toure
  • Erin Tuley
  • William Wahl
  • Carson Yerian
= Graduating with Academic Honors, = Washington Academic Internship Program, = Completion of a Second Major from the Glenn College

Bachelor of Science in Public Policy Analysis (BS)

  • Makayla Allgire
  • Sarah Bartlome
  • Ian Gray
  • Alex Grunder
  • Alexandria Hoefflin
  • Vidhya Jeyadev
  • Jordan Krumm
  • Abigail Matias
  • Taylor Moss
  • Eli Newman
  • Terry Andrew Newsome
  • Roma Patel
  • Erin Patrick
  • Megan Ryser
  • Michaela Santalucia
  • Annalee Sekulić
  • Joseph Sierputowski
  • Abigail Smeltzer
  • Jarod Wade
  • Cole Weidman
  • Joshua Widdifield
= Graduating with Academic Honors, = Washington Academic Internship Program, = Completion of a Second Major from the Glenn College
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