NEWS RELEASE
September 4, 2018
David Marshall
Director of Membership Development
202.628.8965 x 114



NASPAA Announces 2018 Award Recipients for
Outstanding Achievement in Public Service



Washington, D.C. -- NASPAA has announced this year's award recipients for outstanding achievement in public service education. The awards will be presented at NASPAA's annual conference in Atlanta, GA, October 10 - 13, 2018.

"We value the hard work that public service education faculty, administrators, and students put into teaching, researching and practicing public service," said Laurel McFarland, executive director of NASPAA. "It is a pleasure for us to highlight their contributions."

The recipients include:

NASPAA Dissertation Award:
Christopher Davis, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
Dissertation Title: Modeling the Co-Production of Public Sector Innovation: Strategic Dimensions of Organizational Innovation within the Public Maritime Ports of the Pacific Northwest
(Award Committee Members: Naim Kapucu (chair), University of Central Florida; Michael Ahn, University of Massachusetts Boston; Ken Button, George Mason University; Beverly Cigler, Penn State University Harrisburg (emeritus); Evgenia Gorina, The University of Texas at Dallas; Aroon Manoharan, University of Massachusetts Boston; Jozef Raadschelders, Ohio State University; Mary Beth Walker, Georgia State University)


William Duncombe Excellence in Doctoral Education Award:
Steven Maynard-Moody, School of Public Affairs & Administration, University of Kansas
(Award Committee Members: Stuart Bretschneider, Arizona State University; Hal Rainey, The University of Georgia; Kathryn Newcomer, The George Washington University)


Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award:
Jocelyn Elise Crowley, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, School of Public Affairs & Administration, The University of Kansas
(Award Committee Members: Sheldon Edner (chair), George Mason University; Uday Desai, University of New Mexico; Denise Scheberle, University of Colorado Denver)


Staats Emerging Scholars Award:
Adam Hayes, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington
Trang Hoang, School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas
Angela Park, School of Public Affairs & Administration, The University of Kansas
(Award Committee Members: Burt Barnow (chair), George Washington University; Patria de Lancer Julnes, Penn State Harrisburg; Alison Jacknowitz, American University)


Diversity Award:
Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
(Award Committee Members: Mohamad Alkadry (co-chair), University of Connecticut and Blue Wooldridge (co-chair), Virginia Commonwealth University)


Social Equity Award:
College of Public Affairs, University of Baltimore
(Award Committee Members: Mohamad Alkadry (co-chair), University of Connecticut and Blue Wooldridge (co-chair), Virginia Commonwealth University)


Social Justice Curriculum Award:
Jay Pearson, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
(Award Committee Members: Mohamad Alkadry (co-chair), University of Connecticut and Blue Wooldridge (co-chair), Virginia Commonwealth University)


Pi Alpha Alpha Masters Manuscript Award:
Jonathon Nord, College of Business & Public Administration, University of North Dakota
Manuscript Title: Diffusion of Ideas in UAS Regulation
(Award Committee Members: James Agbodzakey, Nova Southeastern University; Philip Nufrio, Metropolitan College of New York; Amanda Olejarski, West Chester University; Suzanne Rossi, Oakland University)


Pi Alpha Alpha Doctoral Manuscript Award:
Adam Hayes, Evans School of Public Affairs and Governance, University of Washington
Manuscript Title: Multiplex network analysis for complex governance systems using surveys and online behavior
(Award Committee Members: James Agbodzakey, Nova Southeastern University; Philip Nufrio, Metropolitan College of New York; Amanda Olejarski, West Chester University; Suzanne Rossi, Oakland University)


Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter Advisor Award of Excellence:
Myung Jin, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University
Oluponmile Olonilua, Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University
(Award Committee Members: James Agbodzakey, Nova Southeastern University; Philip Nufrio, Metropolitan College of New York; Amanda Olejarski, West Chester University; Suzanne Rossi, Oakland University)


Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter Grant:
William Hatcher, Master of Public Administration Program, Augusta University
(Award Committee Members: James Agbodzakey, Nova Southeastern University; Philip Nufrio, Metropolitan College of New York; Amanda Olejarski, West Chester University; Suzanne Rossi, Oakland University)


Journal of Public Affairs Education Outstanding Article Award:
Willow Jacobson, School of Government, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Kristina Lambright, College of Community and Public Affairs, Binghamton University State University of New York
Article Title: Expanding the Classroom: Local Government Practitioners' Use of Academic Resources
(Award Committee Members: William Hatcher, Augusta University (Co-Editor); Bruce McDonald, North Carolina State University (Co-Editor))


NASPAA Alumni Spotlight Award:
Mandy Elder, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, Women's International Leadership and Learning
David Toland, School of Public Affairs & Administration, University of Kansas, Thrive Kansas
(Award Committee Members: George Dougherty, University of Pittsburgh (Co-Chair); Meagan Van Gelder, University of Nebraska Omaha (Co-Chair) and members of the Marketing the MPA/MPP Committee)



NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, is the global standard in public service education with a twofold mission to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service. It is the membership organization of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public and nonprofit management. NASPAA is also the recognized accreditor of master's degree programs in these fields. Its nearly 300 members are located across the U.S. and in 24 countries around the globe.

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