Rusty Brooks

Rusty Brooks

Rusty Brooks

Associate Director and Professor; International Center
Expertise: Government Sustainability/Emerging Democracies, Government Transparency/Emerging Democracies



Rusty Brooks administers the International Center’s programs to help governments throughout the world be more effective, efficient, and responsive. He has extensive international experience with both governmental and nongovernmental entities in public administration and economic development policies and practices and in efforts that support heritage and cultural tourism. Dr. Brooks has worked on international development activities in Australia, the Bahamas, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, China, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and other regions. Dr. Brooks received the 2004 Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach for distinguished achievement in public service and outreach at the University of Georgia.


Ph.D., University of Georgia

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Areas of Expertise: sustainable development theory and practice, action planning, action learning


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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