For Immediate Release
March 17, 2017
Chief of Communications & Marketing
ASPA Recognizes Scholarship and Outstanding Contributions to Public Service Scholars and Practitioners Honored at 2017 Annual Conference
– More than 30 top scholars, practitioners and organizations will be recognized for their contributions and extraordinary commitment to public service at the American Society for Public Administration’s Annual Conference in Atlanta, March 17-21. Individuals will be recognized for their contributions promoting integrity in public service, lifetime scholarship and service to ASPA.
Their work, research and leadership have been instrumental in building a stronger public sector. This year’s recipients represent a diverse mix of individuals working in the public, nonprofit and academic field, as well as recognition for the next generation of public servants through student awards and scholarships.
“Public service is about commitment to others. Those who work in the public and nonprofit sector dedicate endless hours to making their communities and the world around them better. ASPA is honored to be able to say thank you for their dedication and to recognize their contributions,” said ASPA Executive Director William Shields.
In recognition of lifetime scholarship, contributions and dedication to the public service field, in particular public administration, ASPA will present the following awards:
The National Public Service Awards
, recognizing outstanding public servants, will be awarded to Marc Ott of ICMA
and Max Stier of the Partnership for Public Service
The Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award
, honoring lifetime achievements in the course of social equity, will be presented to Martha Chavez
of University of California—Berkeley
Public Administration Review (PAR)
, the premier journal for those in public management and administration, will present awards for the best submission, commentary and book review during the 2016 publication year.
’s Louis Brownlow Award
: Fiona Buick (University of Canberra), Deborah Blackman (University of New South Wales—Canberra), Janine O’Flynn (University of Melbourne), Michael O’Donnell (University of New South Wales—Canberra) and Damian West (University of New South Wales—Canberra).
William E. and Frederick C. Mosher Award
: Joannie Tremblay-Boire (Georgia State University), Aseem Prakash (University of Washington) and Mary Kay Gugerty (University of Washington).
Burchfield Award for Best Book Review
: Alex Ingrams of Rutgers University—Newark.
Chester Newland Award
: Joyce Wilson of Workforce Solutions Borderplex.
The Public Integrity Award
, which recognizes an organization that has made outstanding contributions to responsible conduct in public service, will be presented to the Foundation for Refugee Students UAF
The Elmer Staats Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Public Service
, honoring an individual’s contributions to public service over a lifetime, will be presented to Jerome Lewis
of University of Delaware
The Donald C. Stone Service
to ASPA Award will be presented to Patria De Lancer Julnes
of Penn State Harrisburg
and David Broom
The Paul Van Riper Award
, given to an ASPA member who has made significant contributions both as an academic and practitioner, will be presented to Angela Evans
of the University of Texas—Austin
The Dwight Waldo Award
, which honors outstanding contributions to the professional literature, will be awarded to Guy B. Adams
of University of Missouri
The Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Exemplary Practice Award
, presented to individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to a more equal society, will be awarded to Patricia Robertson
of Southern University at New Orleans
ASPA will also present the H. George Frederickson PA TIMES Best Article Award
for the writer of the article judged most informative, critical and contributing to new knowledge published in PA TIMES
during 2016. This year’s winning author is Tia Gaynor
of Marist College
The International Public Administration Award
will be presented to Prajapati Trivedi
from the India School of Business
, for his work on a global scale to strengthen the public sector and understanding of public service.
A student scholarship, the Wallace O. Keene Conference Scholarship Award
, will be presented to Samantha June Larson
of University of Colorado—Denver
and Yousueng Han
of Indiana University—Bloomington
The South Florida Chapter
will be presented with the Oveta Culp Hobby Award
for exceptional professional development and the Patricia J. Yearwood Award
for the best Chapter newsletter. The Section on International and Comparative Administration
will be presented with the Patricia J. Yearwood Award
for the best Section newsletter.
ASPA is the leading interdisciplinary public service organization that advances the art, science, teaching and practice of public and nonprofit administration. Learn more at www.aspanet.org