Student Update
December / 2018
Elections, Student Events, and Great Professional Opportunities Color APPAM's Immediate Horizon
With just over two weeks left in the year 2018, this is a wonderfully busy time for APPAM! Our Policy Council and Leadership Elections opened on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 and they will continue until Thursday, January 10, 2019. Just under two weeks ago, we began accepting research submissions for three of our 2019 conferences: the DC Regional Student Conference (March 29-30), the California Regional Student Conference (April 12-13), and the International Conference in Barcelona, Spain (July 29-30). This week, we confirmed March 12, 2019 as the date for our Public Policy Camp at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and May 14-15, 2019 as the dates for our Spring 2019 Conference in DC, with more info on each to come. Finally, we've been celebrating our community's achievements in 2018 by spotlighting many of its most influential and innovative voices through our social media this month. We are excited to continue sharing your work throughout 2019!
Missed APPAM's Fall Research Conference?
Here are some videos and session recordings for you to enjoy!
Home Visiting Innovations for Research and Practice
Is the War on Poverty Over?

Just in Time: Getting Research to Policymakers and Making It Stick
Additional recordings can be viewed on our Editorial Coverage page .
Thank You, APPAM Speakers and Student Members, for a Great 2018!
2019 Policy Council Election News:
Nominations for Student Member Policy Council Seat Being Accepted through December 31, 2018
The APPAM Policy Council includes two seats for student members. The seats are staggered for two-year terms. APPAM is looking for students to join the board as current Council members complete their terms at the end of this year.

If you are interested in serving, please have a professor or advisor send one letter of recommendation and a CV to Tara Sheehan, by December 31, 2018. The letter should be from a professor in the program but need not be from the institutional representative. 

  • The student needs to be a current member in good standing of APPAM.
  • They need to be a student at the time of appointment but not necessarily throughout their entire 2 year term. The term will run from January 2019 through December 2020.
  • They will be a full voting member of the Policy Council upon appointment.  
  • Travel costs and lodging for all Policy Council meetings are taken care of by APPAM. The student is expected to attend all Policy Council meetings.
  • Only current institutional members are able to nominate students. 
  • The appointee will be chosen by mid to late January and will be announced in conjunction with the rest of the Policy Council election results.

Email nominations to Tara Sheehan, by 12/31. More information about the Election can be found on our 2019 Policy Council Voting Guidelines and Nominees webpage.
Grand Challenges Opportunity

The National Academy of Public Administration, an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization assisting government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations, is launching a new campaign to identify the Grand Challenges in Public Administration. This initiative is designed to identify both what is challenging our government and how our government can address those challenges. Once those challenges are identified, we can begin a process that motivates concrete action across the public administration community to solve them. Grand Challenges is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to develop and drive an agenda for our government over the next decade, so the Academy wants everyone to have a voice.

Upcoming Student Conferences:
Submit Your Research for the 2019 DC and California Regional
Student Conferences
American University
Washington, DC
March 29-30, 2019
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
April 12-13, 2019
JPAM Insights:
Immigration Enforcement and Children's Living Arrangements

Tougher immigration enforcement was responsible for 1.8 million deportations between 2009 and 2013 alone—many of them were fathers of American children. We exploit the geographic and temporal variation in the escalation of interior immigration enforcement to assess its impact on the structure of families to which many of the deported fathers of U.S.‐born children belonged. We find that the average increase in immigration enforcement during the 2005 to 2015 period has raised by 19 percent the likelihood that Hispanic U.S.‐born children might live without their parents in households headed by naturalized relatives or friends unthreatened by deportation. Likewise, the same increase in immigration enforcement has raised by 20 percent these children's propensity to live with likely undocumented mothers who report their spouses as being absent—a reasonable finding given that most children with a likely undocumented father have undocumented mothers. Given the negative consequences of being raised by a single parent or without parents, plus the parallel increase in interior immigration enforcement, gaining a better understanding of the collateral damage of heightened enforcement on the families to which these children belong is well warranted.

Featured Blog Article:
APPAM In Conversation with Obama Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr.
By Ramon Robinson, APPAM Communications and Marketing Manager

One of the highlights of APPAM’s 40th Annual Fall Research Conference was the keynote address by John B. King, Jr. at The Equity & Inclusion Luncheon on Friday, November 9, 2018. Through his work as Secretary of Education, King was a seminal figure in President Barack Obama’s administration: In addition to the distinction of being the first African-American and Puerto Rican to serve as a U.S. Secretary of Education, he became one of the nation’s staunchest advocates for providing college education to prison inmates, and for using Title II funds to aid in the development and preparation of teachers. Now, as President and CEO of The Education Trust, he continues to exert a strong, positive influence over young professionals and students of public policy, in particular. In the weeks following his keynote address, King graciously participated in an interview with APPAM, in which he discusses his recommendations for the Trump administration, ideas for making college more accessible to underserved students, partnerships between educators and policymakers against recent waves of hate, the advancement of evidence-based policy research, and his own idols. 

Want to contribute an original featured article, podcast or webinar for APPAM media?
We are considering contributions to our year-round news and information sources now. E-mail with a proposed topic, and we'll discuss placement possibilities and timelines thereafter!
APPAM Members in the News
Emma Zang, a PhD student in Public Policy at Duke University, saw her study Recent trends in US mortality in early and middle adulthood: racial/ethnic disparities in inter-cohort patterns published this month in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

University of Wisconsin, Madison Public Policy PhD student Daniel Corral was among the presenters at #ASHE2018, the Association for the Study of Higher Education's Annual Conference, in the latter half of November. His presentation was on how institutional agents at 4-year colleges support undocumented Latina/o/x students.

Alyse Gray Parker, a PhD student in Higher Education & Policy at the University of Texas at San Antonio, co-authored a Diverse Issues in Higher Education article on how HEA Reauthorization Can Reduce the Equity Gaps that Persist for Students of Color.

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We want to feature your work! Email coverage and information to .
Upcoming Deadlines:
Mark Your Calendars for These Important Dates
March 12, 2019: Public Policy Camp at University of Maryland, BC (website coming)
May 14-15, 2019: 2019 APPAM Spring Conference in Washington, DC (website coming)

Membership question?
Email Membership and Administration Manager Ryan Martz for assistance.
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