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2022 Spring JSU Graduate Commencement

The JSU 2022 Spring Graduate Commencement was held on April 29, 2022. Dept. of Public Policy & Administration has produced five new Ph. D.s and four new MPPA degree holders:

The new Ph.D. holders are as follows:

Dr. Ibrahim Alhussayen (title: The impact of organizational culture on job performance: A study of the relationship between employees’ performance and organizational culture at the Saudi Post in accomplishing Saudi Vision 2030; Advisor: Professor Johnny Gilleylen).

Dr. Courtlandt Fouche (Dissertation title: A Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Five Categories of State Expanded Medicaid Spending on Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke among Blacks and Whites in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi from 2010-2019; Advisor: Professor Gloria Billingsley)

Dr. Eric D. Griffith (Dissertation title: A Comparative Analysis of Municipal Income Tax in Birmingham, Louisville, and St. Louis: A Case Study of Possible Implementation in Jackson, MS; Advisor: Professor Johnny Gilleylen)

Dr. Aundria D. Range (Dissertation title: An Impact Analysis of the ACA on Chronic Health Conditions Among Young and Middle-Aged African Americans, 2007-2020; Advisor: Professor Johnny Gilleylen)

Dr. Adrieme Walker (Dissertation topic: An examination of the causes and impact of women’s underrepresentation and performance in the United States’ legislatures on public policies related to women and family issues; Advisor: Professor Ester Stokes).

The new MPPA (Master in Public Policy and Administration) degree holders are Terrenell T. Galtney, Darius D. Johnson, Daphne M. Moore, and Sonyeka Tarrio.


Good luck with your wonderful career development!!