Faculty Research

Select Publications

Adams, K. R. (2013). The exploration of community boundary spanners in university-community partnerships (dissertation). Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Athens, GA.

Cherry, S., Liggett, S., & Chow, A. (2016). Grady County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (Poster).

Cherry, S., Robinson, A., Jashinsky, J., Bagwell-Adams, G., Elliott, M., & Davis, M. (2017). Rural Community Health Needs Assessment Findings: Access to Care and Mental Health. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, 11(1).  https://doi.org/10.5590/jsbhs.2017.11.1.18

Elliott, M. (2019). Evaluation of Community-Based Youth Leadership Programs in Georgia (dissertation).

Garber, M., & Adams, K. R. (2017). Achieving Collective Impact: Reflections on Ten Years of the University of Georgia Archway Partnership. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 21(1), 6–29.

Garber, M., Creech, B., Epps, W. D., Bishop, M., & Chapman, S. (2010). The Archway Partnership: A Higher Education Outreach Platform for Community Engagement. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 14(3), 47–81.

Leigh, M. (2012). Contributions, Challenges, And Contradictions: Assessing The Role Of The Professional Community Organizer Within Collaborative Problem-Solving (dissertation).

Means, D., Blackmon, S., Drake, E., Lawrence, P., Jackson, A., Strickland, A., & Willis, J. (2021). We have something to say: Youth participatory action research as a promising practice to address problems of practice in rural schools. The Rural Educator, 41(3), 43–54. https://doi.org/10.35608/ruraled.v41i3.1074

Robinson, A., Cherry, S., Elliott, M., Davis, M., & Bagwell, G. (2016). Leveraging University-Community Partnerships in rural Georgia: A Community Health Needs Assessment template for Hospitals. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 5(4). https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.5.409

Washington, T., Rivers, B., Raleigh, L., Hernandez, N., Le, M., Green, A., Lawrence, J., & Young, H. (2018). Leveraging University-Community Partnerships in rural Georgia: A Community Health Needs Assessment template for Hospitals. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 5(4). https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.5.409

Select Academic Conference Presentations

  • Consortium of University Public Service Organizations
  • Engagement Scholarship Consortium
  • Gulf South Summit for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education
  • International Town and Gown Association
  • National Outreach Scholarship Conference
  • North Carolina Campus Compact Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement Conference
  • Outreach and Engagement Practitioner Network
  • University Economic Development Association Summit (2018 Award of Excellence Winner)

Select Grants Since 2009

  • Statewide- Georgia Power- $50,000
  • Statewide- Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance- $5,000,000
  • Statewide- National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences- $422,718
  • Statewide- National Cancer Institute- $862,985
  • Statewide- UGA Interdisciplinary Seed Grant- Alzheimer’s and Dementia- $128,640
  • Statewide- USDA Propel Program- $149,380
  • Candler County- Various Community Grants- $15,000
  • Colquitt County- University System of Georgia- $25,000
  • Colquitt County- USDA Childhood Obesity Grant- $2,500,000
  • Colquitt County- Various Community Grants- $43,000
  • Grady County- Charter Implementation Grant- Georgia Department of Education- $375,000
  • Grady County- Georgia College and Career Academies Project- $3,150,000
  • Grady County- Georgia Department of Natural Resources- $200,000
  • Grady County- Georgia Partnership for Telehealth- $90,000
  • Grady County- Mechatronics Replication Grant Innovation Fund- $200,000
  • Hart County- 21st Century Community Learning Center- $840,000
  • Hart County- Various Community Grants- $368,926
  • McDuffie County- Various Community Grants- $400,500
  • Pulaski County- One Georgia Grant- $500,000
  • Pulaski County- USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine- $866,030
  • Pulaski County- Various Community Grants- $227,447
  • Sumter County- Various Community Grants- $5,000
  • Washington County- EPA Air Quality- $1,700,000
  • Washington County- USDA RBEG- $67,000
  • Washington County- Various Community Grants- $140,687
  • Whitfield County- Early Education Empowerment Zone- $1,200,000
  • Whitfield County- Georgia Department of Natural Resources- $100,000
  • Whitfield County- Georgia Department of Transportation- $500,000
  • Whitfield County- Various Community Grants- $54,584
  • Total Since 2009 = $20,181,897