Dr. Sabrina Riles

Council Member

Dr. Sabrina Riles is an alumna of the University of Georgia where she received her Ph.D. in Public Administration, her M.A. in Political Science, and an A.B. in Criminal Justice. She is now an Assistant Professor at Clark Atlanta University where she teaches courses in Human Resource Management, Labor-Management Relations, Public Budgeting and Finance, and Social Policy. Prior to joining CAU, Dr. Riles served as a Temporary Assistant Professor at The University of Georgia and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Riles is currently a member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). In addition, she is an advisor for CAU’s Public Administration Student Association (PASA) and the newly appointed advisor for CAU’s forthcoming Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapter. Dr. Riles served as the ASPA-Georgia Treasurer (2019-2020) and Council Member.

ASPA-GA 2020 – 2021

Dr. James Beeks

Council Member

Dr. James Beeks earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Walden University with a concentration in U.S. Constitution, a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Troy State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from North Carolina Central University. Dr. Beeks has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate criminal justice and public administration courses. This included experience as a doctoral mentor and developed course assessment methodologies for graduate and undergraduate courses. Dr. Beeks has served on the ASPA-GA Council since 2012.

ASPA-GA 2020 – 2021

Dr. Catherine Foster-Rowell

Council Member

Dr. Catherine Foster-Rowell is the Councilwoman for District 1 of the City of South Fulton and served as the first Mayor Pro Team. Currently, she is employed with Fulton County Schools. She has also worked in the nonprofit sector and served as Executive Director of Operation PEACE; Senior Government Grants Manager for Families First; and Senior Program Director with Enterprise Community Partners. Additionally, she has held leadership roles in a number of public-sector consulting firms to include Beacon Analytics, the Bronner Group, and MAXIMUS consulting firm. Dr. Foster Rowell is published and has served on numerous volunteer boards which include but are not limited to the Conference of Minority Public Administrators, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Social Work from Cleveland State University and a Master’s of Public Administration and a Doctorate of Political Science from Clark Atlanta University.

ASPA-GA 2020 – 2021

Dr. Min Kim

Council Member

Dr. Min Kim is the Interim Department Chair of Government and Sociology at Georgia College. During his tenure at Georgia College, Dr. Kim served as MPA graduate program coordinator since 2013. His career includes a Ph.D. from Arizona State University, with an academic appointment at Southern University at Baton Rouge. At Georgia College, he has served the department, the college, and the university in a variety of roles including faculty search committee member, pre-tenure review committee member, Pi Alpha Alpha chapter faculty advisor, graduate C&I committee member, senator, graduate council member, comprehensive program review committee member, and program/department excellence award committee member. Dr. Kim has served as an ASPA-GA Council Member since 2018.

ASPA-GA 2020 – 2021

Dr. Sohoo Lee

Council Member

Dr. Sooho Lee is an associate professor and Director of the MPA program at the University of West Georgia. He teaches various public administration courses such as research methods for public administration, public budgeting & financial management, management of nonprofit organizations, policy analysis & evaluation, science & technology policy, and political science methods. His primary research interests include public management, nonprofit management, local & state government finance, and science & technology policy. He served as President and Vice President of the ASPA Georgia Chapter between 2010 and 2012 and Council Member since 2013.

ASPA-GA 2020 – 2021

Dr. Koya Olateru

Council Member

Dr. Koya Olateru graduated from Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA. with a Master’s degree in Public Relations and Walden University with a Ph.D. in Public Policy- Mediation and Terrorism. In 1989, he founded the Metro Brokers Insurance Company in College Park on Old National Highway. He is a retired insurance counselor and broker after 28 years. Research interests include Juvenile delinquency recidivism in urban cities. For decades, Koya has served his community extensively on boards
and coalitions including membership in The Concerned Black clergy; Former Chairman of the American Bar Association Alternative Dispute
Resolution Insurance Section. and Former Executive Member of the Atlanta Insurance Professionals. His passion has been to mentor and sponsors youth sports programs and public speaking. Koya’s pride and joy are his family-his wife of 23 years and their 17-year old twin sons. He was inducted into the Southern University Hall of Fame in November of 2017.

ASPA-GA 2020 – 2021

Dr. Priscilla Oliver

Council Member

Dr. Priscilla Oliver is a Life Scientist/Regional Program Manager for the Partnership for Sustainable Healthcare (PSH) Program and President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 534 in the Office of the Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Oliver received the 2014 National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Walter F. Snyder Award in Environmental Health. She is an active officer of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and is an adjunct professor of Environmental Health at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Oliver is a member of the National Council on Diversity in Environmental Health (N-CODE Health). Dr. Oliver is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a B.S. Degree in Biology. She is a graduate of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program of Georgia State University in Atlanta. She received the Ph.D. Degree from Georgia State University in Educational Administration/Health Administration. She is the Founder and Director of the Physician and Undergraduate Educational (PAUSE) Partnership Foundation, Inc. a nonprofit clinical shadowing program for premedical and pre-dental students. Dr. Oliver has served as the ASPA-GA President (2016-2017), Vice President/President-Elect (2015-2016), and Council Member.

ASPA-GA 2020 – 2021

Dr. Oyebade Oyerinde

Council Member

Dr. Oyebade Oyerinde earned a joint public policy Ph.D. in public and environmental affairs and political science from Indiana University in 2006 with research interests in public goods provision, community development, sustainable development, environmental policy, institutional analysis, common-pool resources, American and international public management, conflict and conflict resolution, federalism, and heterogeneity and cooperation. He studied with Dr. Elinor Ostrom (2009 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and my dissertation chair), Dr. Vincent Ostrom (dissertation committee member), and Dr. Amos Sawyer (former interim president of Liberia and my dissertation committee member). His research topics are social heterogeneity and cooperation, federalism and development, and influences on sustainability. Dr. Oyerinde is an Associate Professor in the Public Administration Department at Clark Atlanta University and has taught a variety of courses including statistics, research data analysis, research methods, environmental economics, economics for public administrators, public finance, American and foreign government.

ASPA-GA 2020 – 2021

Dr. Timothy Rose

Council Member

Dr. Timothy Rose is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Clark Atlanta University. Additionally, Tim is the founder of Productivity Consultants & Career Support Services (PCCSS), a transformative workforce development firm that informs the public about workforce development issues, attitudes, and trends. The firm focuses on individual development plans and aptitude assessments impacting career choice, assessment, development, and transition of those who are seeking employment. His academic accomplishments include a B.A., Clark College, Communications, M.P.A., Clark Atlanta University, Human Resource Management. M.S., Louisiana State

ASPA-GA 2020 – 2021