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Jennifer Frum joined Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia in 1995 and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government in September 2006 as interim director of the International Center. In 2007, she became assistant director of the broader Institute of Government. Beginning in August 2009, she oversaw the Institute's day-to-day activities as deputy director. She was appointed as the Institute of Government's interim director in April 2010, assuming management of the Institute's overall operations and programming. She served as interim Vice President for Public Service and Outreach from July 1, 2011, to January 31, 2012.
Before arriving at the Institute of Government, Frum served as assistant director of UGA's Office of International Public Service and Outreach, where she led the development and implementation of a wide range of development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Frum has led technical assistance projects in China, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Croatia, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago. She also has experience working in Cambodia, South Africa, Liberia and Egypt. She has coordinated several donor-funded training and education projects supported by international development agencies.
Frum serves on the boards of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, Athens Area Community Foundation, and Georgia Women of Achievement. She was named one of Georgia Trend magazine's 2012 "Power Women" in Georgia. She received a Fulbright award in 1999. She was also a participant in the 2006-2007 Public Service and Outreach Leadership Academy.
Before coming to UGA, Frum worked for the Washington office of U.S. Representative Bob Wise. She earned an M.A. in international relations from George Washington University and a B.A. in political science from West Virginia University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia's Institute of Higher Education. Her fields of expertise include organizational management and governance, higher education administration, public management, public sector capacity building, and comparative political systems.
Steve Dempsey is an Associate Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia (UGA). Dempsey helps guide the office's Community and Economic Development Initiative, which includes the Archway Partnership Project, Poverty and the Economy Initiative, the UGARF Poverty Grants Program, and the Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP) partnership with the University System of Georgia (USG). He also coordinates strategic planning, performance measures development, director and institution reviews, public service faculty promotion, the Hill awards, Staff Award for Excellence, and the Public Service and Outreach annual meeting and awards program.
In his previous position as the Assistant Director of the Institute of Community and Area Development (ICAD), Dempsey's work in community economic development focused on the development and implementation of the creative group problem-solving laboratory and participatory policy design at UGA. He also provided management consultation to state and local governments, and recreation service delivery agencies on growth-management related issues and facilitator training.
Dempsey earned a B.S. degree from Montclair State College, an M.S. degree from Western Kentucky University, and an Ed.D. from the University of Georgia.
Paul Brooks serves as Associate Vice President for Public Service & Outreach (PSO) at The University of Georgia (UGA). Brooks works to connect UGA’s schools and colleges with PSO's extensive network of expertise in leadership, government, business, service, and nonprofits to enrich UGA’s education and research missions. He promotes UGA’s capacity to address societal and workforce needs locally and globally through technical assistance, service learning, continuing education, and applied research. He also oversees several PSO programs, such as Faculty Promotion, Faculty Fellowship, and Graduate Student Assistantship.
Previously, Brooks was Assistant Dean of Nontraditional Education & Outreach, and Graduate Coordinator for Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Regulatory Affairs at UGA's College of Pharmacy. Prior to his administrative and faculty positions at UGA, Brooks worked for The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Bethesda, MD in the area of national accreditation and assessment. Earlier, he was clinical faculty at The University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy and Duke University College of Medicine's Family Medicine Residency Program
In addition to his clinical practice and teaching, Brooks’ administrative work and scholarship primarily has focused on flexible curricula and novel distance education delivery and assessment of academic and outreach programs for working professionals in biomedical practices and industries.
Brooks is a registered pharmacist, receiving the Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer University and completing a postdoctoral pharmacy residency and fellowship in Alabama and Georgia, respectively. He also holds the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from UGA’s Institute of Higher Education.