Wesley Meares

Associate Professor

Wesley Meares

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Social Sciences

The Graduate School


Wesley L. Meares is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and a core faculty member of the Master of Public Administration program at Augusta University.

  • (706) 737-1710
  • AH N312


  • Ph.D., Urban Studies/Affairs University of Louisville, 2014

  • MPA, Public Administration Western Kentucky University, 2011

  • AB, Political Science and Governme LaGrange College, 2010

  • BA, Political Science and Governme LaGrange College, 2010

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PADM 6301

    Fin Mgmt for Nonprofit Org
  • POLS 4051

    Financial Management for Nonpr
  • PADM 6750

    Program Evaluation
  • POLS 1101

    Intro to American Govt
  • PADM 6302

    Nonprofit Management
  • POLS 4050

    Nonprofit Management
  • PADM 7000

    Directed Reading: Directed Readings Econ Develop
  • PADM 6020

    GIS for Public Management


Selected Recent Publications

  • Terrorism and Voter Turnout in Seven Urban Centers in the United States, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Capacity and Constraints of Small MPA Programs: A Survey of Program Directors, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Walkability and The Benefits of Place-Based Housing: An Examination of Louisville's HOPE VI Neighborhoods, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • How brownfield sites kill places and people: an examination of neighborhood housing values, foreclosures, and lifespan, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Forty years of rent control: Reexamining New Jersey’s moderate local policies after the great recession, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Housing, economic and community development, sustainability, urban politics, and urban policy.

Department Service

  • MPA Admissions Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee Assistant Professor 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee Political Science Chair 2015 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Faculty Research and Development Committee 2015 - 2018

    Role: Other

University Service

  • Institutional Review Board- Behavorial (IRB-B) 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Nonprofit Minor and Certificate 2014 - 2016

    Role: Faculty Advisor

Professional Service

  • Southeastern Confernce for Public Administration 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member