Rusty Brooks administered The University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Governments International Center programs for eleven years to help governments throughout the world be more effective, efficient, and responsive. During his nearly four decade career at The University of Georgia he worked extensively in international settings working 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 over forty countries including extensive experience in Ukraine. Dr. Brooks was named in 2012 a Walter Barnard Hill Fellow at The University of Georgia for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach. He was also named a Salzburg Fellow for Rural Development in 1998.