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

Bio

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

Education

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

  • MPA, Public Administration Western Kentucky University, 2011

  • BA, Political Science and Government, General LaGrange College, 2010

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PADM 6020

    GIS for Public Management
  • POLS 1101

    Intro to American Govt
  • 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

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Understanding the Need for Planning for Public Administrators: An Examination of Planning Courses and Concentrations in NASPAA Member Programs , 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Effect of Town and Gown on Local Economic Development: An Analysis of Partnerships, Planning and Policy. , 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Mama, I can’t breathe.” Louisville’s dirty air has steep medical and economic costs, 2020
    Other
  • Show Me the Money: An Analysis of Georgia’s State Film Tax Credit Program, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Ensuring the Cybersecurity of Our Local Governments in the COVID-19 Era , 2020
    Journal Article, Professional 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

  • Budget Adivisory and University Resources Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Institutional Review Board- Behavorial (IRB-B) 2017 - Present

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

    Role: Faculty Advisor

Professional Service

  • Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 2020 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Southeastern Conference of Public Administration 2020 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Southeastern Conference for Public Administration 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member