Wesley Meares

Assistant Professor

Wesley Meares

Assistant 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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PADM 6302

    Nonprofit Management
  • POLS 4050

    Nonprofit Management
  • PADM 6950

    Selected Topics: Community and Economic Dev
  • PADM 6020

    GIS for Public Management
  • PADM 6301

    Fin Mgmt for Nonprofit Org
  • POLS 4051

    Financial Management for Nonpr
  • PADM 6750

    Program Evaluation

Scholarship

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
  • Political Science Club 2014 - 2016

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Point in Time Count and Volunteer Survey Analysis 2016 2016 - 2016

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • Search Committee Assistant Professor 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Honors Night Committee 2016 - 2016

    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
  • Nonprofit Certitifacte 2014 - 2016

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • Southeastern Confernce for Public Administration 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • GPSA - 2016

    Role: Conference-Related
  • Journal of Appalachian Studies 2016 - 2016

    Role: Reviewer
  • Journal of Appalachian Studies 2016 - 2016

    Role: Reviewer
  • Journal of Community Development 2015 - 2015

    Role: Reviewer

Public Service

  • Augusta Richmond County Continum of Care 2014 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Augusta Housing and Community Development PIT Count 2016 2016 - 2016

    Role: Other
  • Augusta Housing and Community Development PIT Count 2016 2016 - 2016

    Role: Other
  • Panel on Domestic Terrorism 2016

    Role: Other
  • Panel on Presidential Primaries 2016

    Role: Other