Dr. Robert Greer is possibly the only man on earth who can make local government debt cool. Luckily, that’s a big part of his job.
A day-by-day account of the ten-day course entitled Governors in the State, Nation, and World, taught by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
Dr. John Schuessler spent the past five years in Montgomery, Alabama, as an associate professor of strategy at the Air War College. In August 2016, he came to the Bush School, where he joined the international affairs faculty.
The students, faculty, and staff come from many diverse backgrounds and bring varied perspectives to the fields of international affairs and public administration. Read more about diversity and inclusivity initiatives happening at the Bush School.
The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has entered the top 20 public affairs programs among public institutions, according to the latest US News & World Report rankings released today. In less than two decades, the Bush School, named after President George H.W. Bush, has risen in the rankings to 19th among public schools, 31st overall.
Dr. Ellie Heng Qu joined the Bush School as an assistant professor in the Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) program in the fall of 2016.
Dean Mark Welsh has named Dr. Frank B. Ashley III as senior associate dean for Academic Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
Several students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, recently returned from a research trip to Kuwait City that included meetings with several prominent Kuwaiti officials and an appearance on a national Kuwaiti television show.
The Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) degree at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, was recently named the “Best Value” in the nation by Value Colleges. The rankings were based on the average starting salary of graduates, the annual cost of attendance, and the 2016 MPA ranking from US News & World Report.
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today approved the appointment of General Mark A. Welsh III as the new Dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Welsh, currently the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, was appointed based on the recommendation of Texas A&M President Michael K. Young, Provost and Executive Vice President Karan L. Watson, as well as a search advisory committee.
While others might have used their winter break to relax and take time off, students and faculty from the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, were busy engaging with scholars, activists, and diplomats in Cairo, Egypt.
When students step into a class with Dr. Charles Hermann, they are learning from a man who served under Henry Kissinger on the National Security Council and who served as the founding director of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Hermann, professor and Brent Scowcroft Chair in International Policy Studies, has been instrumental in the success of the Bush School since its inception.
Threats to women’s security are felt at every level of government and in every nation. According to the UN, one in three women worldwide will experience some form of physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime—in some countries the number is as high as seven in ten. More than 700 million women worldwide were married as children, 250 million of those before the age of fifteen.
Many professors hope to put their unique stamp on their school, but few get to develop graduate programs in government and public policy from the ground up like Dr. Mary Hilderbrand, senior lecturer and distinguished practitioner in residence at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
While moving from a small private liberal arts school solely focused on undergraduate education to a graduate program within a large public research university may seem like a big transition, for Dr. Raymond Robertson, it is a perfect fit. As professor and holder of the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government at the Bush School of Government and Public Service.
Beginning in summer 2016, the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will offer an Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (EMPSA) degree, a 39-hour graduate non-thesis degree program that will be offered online and supplemented by a two-week residency at the university’s College Station campus.
Dr. William West, professor and Sara Lindsey Chair in the Department of Public Service and Administration, has been at the Bush School from the very beginning. He has seen it grow from a small program with fewer than twenty students to a highly regarded academic college with two departments and a student population of more than 300.
Eighteen graduate students from the Bush School, led by Dr. Joseph Cerami and Janeen Wood, travelled to Rome, Italy, to take part in a study abroad course, Geopolitics of Mediterranean Security.
The career of Dr. Gregory Gause, III, head of the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, has led him to pursue scholarly work in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Cairo; conduct research for multiple prominent think tanks; and teach at several premiere universities.
When the 84th session of the Texas Legislature convened on January 13, 2015, seven second-year MPSA students from the Bush School were getting an up-close view of the action.
For Dr. Jeryl Mumpower, newly returned department head of the Bush School’s Public Service and Administration Department, teaching and research have always been an act of service—both to the academic community and the broader public.
On March 6, 2015, members of the May graduation class from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University gathered in the Annenberg Presidential Conference for their “official” graduation photograph with President George H. W. Bush.
Dr. Valerie Hudson joined the faculty of the Bush School in 2012 as the George H. W. Bush Chair. An expert on international security and foreign policy analysis, she received her PhD in political science at The Ohio State University.
Cole Blease Graham, Jr., assistant dean of Assessment and Diversity Initiatives and professor in the Department of Public Service and Administration, earned his PhD from the University of South Carolina in 1971.
Jessica Gottlieb, assistant professor in the Bush School’s Department of International Affairs (INTA), joined the faculty in the fall of 2013 after earning her PhD from Stanford University.
Three graduates from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University have helped to craft the FY 2016 budget released by the White House on February 2.
Kent Portney, professor in the Bush School’s Department of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) and Senior Fellow in the School’s Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy, earned his PhD in political science from Florida State University and his master’s from the University of Connecticut.
Andrew Ross, a professor in the Department of International Affairs, earned his MA and PhD at Cornell University and his BA, summa cum laude, at American University. Ross joined the Bush School faculty in August 2014 following a nine-year appointment at the University of New Mexico (UNM).
Justin Bullock, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Service and Administration (MPSA), earned his PhD in public administration and policy from the University of Georgia in 2014, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in public administration.
Bush School graduate Sarah Jackson is one of 41 family members, friends and associates of the 41st president featured in the new documentary “41ON41."
Associate professor, Dr. Laurie E. Paarlberg, came to the Bush School in the fall of 2013 from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
Assistant Professor Erin A. Snider joined the Bush School’s Master’s Program in International Affairs in the fall of 2013.
The Bush School welcomes students and working professionals in the fields of state, local, and federal government, international affairs, law enforcement, military, homeland security, nonprofit, the private sector and more. Our online graduate certificates are convenient for the busy professional and will apply toward degrees being pursued at the Bush School.
Capstone projects at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University are integrative, team-based, applied research projects required of all students. Led by a faculty member on behalf of a client agency, these projects require students to think independently, frame and analyze issues, and apply their academic knowledge and skills.