Phillip Boyle

Phillip Boyle

Phillip Boyle

Senior Public Service Associate; Governmental Training, Education, and Development



Phil is a senior public service faculty member at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.  He designs educational and professional development programs, facilitates organizational, jurisdictional, regional, and statewide engagements, and teaches in a variety of programs for elected and appointed city, county, public school and state officials, with an emphasis on understanding public problems, policy decision making, ethical dilemmas and decisions, strategic  navigation, board and leadership team dynamics, governing the commons, visions and values of our American republic, and the normative foundations of public policy and public administration.  He has written and published on public problems and choices, transitioning from campaigning to governing; educating for the new public service; the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision; effective board and council decision making; strategic visioning and navigation; women, gender, and equality; and the role of public education in a democratic society. 


Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration, University of Colorado at Denver; M.S. Social Work and Social Policy, Columbia University; B.A., Monmouth University

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Areas of Expertise: policy navigation, public problem solving and decision making, public ethics, board governance, strategic visioning and planning, annexation, community development


The chapel has been restored in a way that allows for its use by a wide variety of university and community groups for plays, concerts, lectures, weddings, meetings, and other special events. The Spalding Theater, which seats 240, and the Conference/Green Room, which seats 45, are rented to the public.

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