About the Coverdell Chair


Dr. Roger A. Coate is Paul D. Coverdell Endowed Chair of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Georgia College & State University and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of South Carolina.

 Video: Interview with the Coverdell Chair

The Paul D. Coverdell Chair of Public Policy serves as the focal point for the university’s multifaceted initiatives in public policy studies, bringing faculty and students from various disciplines together in analyzing the various dimensions of major public problems and engaging the university and broader community to propose innovative, workable policy solutions for such problems. The Coverdell Chair works closely with the University President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Advancement to create and sustain initiatives and programs that embody the values and high standards for which Senator Coverdell tirelessly strove.

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