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

  • 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
  • PADM 6250

    Intro to Urban Planning
  • PADM 6302

    Nonprofit Management
  • POLS 4050

    Nonprofit Management
  • PADM 6020

    GIS for Public Management
  • POLS 1101

    Intro to American Govt


Selected Recent Publications

  • Understanding the Need for Planning for Public Administrators: An Examination of Planning Courses and Concentrations in NASPAA Member Programs , 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Exploring the Relationship between Housing Choice Vouchers and Neighborhood Housing Dynamics in Louisville, Kentucky, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Community-Level Internet Connectivity and Mental Health: An Analysis of United States Counties, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Merging During a Time of Fiscal Crisis: A Financial Condition Analysis of the Augusta-Richmond City-County Consolidation, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Understanding the Implementation of Telemental Health in Rural Mississippi: An Exploratory Study of Using Technology to Improve Health Outcomes in Improvised Communities, 2018
    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