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Leisha DeHart-Davis, Director of the Local Government Workplaces Initiative, is a professor of public administration and government at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government. She is an engaged scholar of organizational behavior, workplace dynamics and gender diversity in local government settings.




Sammy Bauer is a LGWI research assistant and second-year MPA student at the UNC-School of Government. She is from Winston-Salem NC and plans to pursue a career in nonprofit management after she graduates in 2017.





Katie Fiely is a LGWI research assistant and first-year graduate student in the MPA program at the UNC School of Government and GIS certificate program. She is originally from Centreville, Virginia. After graduation in 2019 she plans to pursue a career with the federal government in the National Park Service.






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