ASPA's extensive award program advances excellence in public administration in the simplest and most effective way.
It identifies and illuminates government that works and government employees who work well. Today, it is more important than ever that effective and efficient government be recognized, reinforced, and, whenever possible, imitated with the hope of providing better service to the public.
Likewise, ASPA's awards recognize researchers and professors who have made outstanding contributions to public administration literature and in the classroom.
The awards program provides a forum for the public sector's best and brightest to shine. With its vision of continuous improvement, ASPA structures its awards to provide guidance not only to the Society but to the entire public administration community on the many positive directions toward which it can strive.
2015 winners announced
As part of the Annual Conference, ASPA will recognize dozens of individuals and organizations for their contributions to public service, dedication to ASPA and outstanding accomplishments in the public and nonprofit sectors. Winners will be honored throughout the conference. Please take time to congratulate our winners when you see them at the conference or join us at any of the awards ceremonies.
During the Saturday Plenary, ASPA will honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration and to a faculty member who has made significant contributions through teaching, research and service.
Dwight Waldo Award: Frank Thompson, Rutgers University at Newark
Charles H. Levine Award: Frank Thompson, Rutgers University at Newark
Walter Mode Scholarship Award is given to a graduate student who is an ASPA member and demonstrates a commitment to a career in public service.
Andrea M. Huston, Walden University
Oveys Mansuri, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Nesta M. Gallas Lecture and Award
This award honors the lifetime achievements of a dedicated public servant and pioneering, innovative leader of society.
Jane Pisano, University of Southern California
ASPA will honor an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to public administration on an international level during Sunday’s Plenary as well as to an individual whose has contributed to public service as an academic and practitioner.
International Public Administration Award: Barbara Kudrycka, Member, European Parliament
Paul P. Van Riper Award: Montgomery Van Wart, University of California, San Bernardino
ASPA will also recognize one of its outstanding Chapters and Sections for its their work engaging members during the year. This year’s Patricia J. Yearwood Chapter/Section Award will be presented to the Sacramento Chapter.
On Monday, March 9 as part of the Donald C. Stone Lecture, the following awards will be presented.
National Public Service Awards: Bill Johnson, Enterprise Florida and David Warm, Mid-Atlantic Regional Council
Elmer Staats Lifetime Achievement Award: Chester A. Newland, University of Southern California
Public Integrity Award: The Volcker Alliance
Public Administration Review, the leading journal in public administration, will honor the best written submissions and book review by a scholar and practitioner. These awards will be presented during ASPA’s Business Meeting on Tuesday, March 10.
Louis Brownlow Award: Shui-Yan Tang, University of Southern California; Richard F. Callahan, University of San Francisco; Mark Pisano, University of Southern California
William and Frederick C. Mosher Award: Zachary W. Oberfield, Haverford College
Burchfield Award for Best Book Review: Martin Lodge, London School of Economics
Chester Newland Award: Dall Forsythe, NYU Wagner Graduate School School of Public Service and Juanita Scarlett, Park Strategies, LLC
H. George Frederickson PA TIMES Best Article Award: Donald C. Stone Service to ASPA Award: Steve Bobes, Miami-Dade County
John Gaston Jr. Award for Public Service Management: Kamyar Guivetchi, California Department of Water Resources
ASPA’s Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) will recognize organizations and individuals that have helped promote efficient and effective administration through model performance management techniques. These awards will be presented Sunday, March 8 during CAP’s Business Meeting.
Harry Hatry Distinguished Performance Measurement and Management Practice Award: Organizational Leadership Award: Shelley Metzenbaum
Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award: Rusi Sun and Gregg G. Van Ryzin, Rutgers University
Organizational Leadership Award: City of Louisville Office of Performance Improvement
TYPES OF AWARDS
Public Integrity Award
Dwight Waldo Award
James E. Webb Award
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Exemplary Practice Award
Elmer B. Staats Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Public Service
Paul P. Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service
Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award
John W. Gaston, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service Management
International Public Administration Award
Walter W. Mode Scholarship
Wallace O. Keene ASPA Conference Scholarships
Louis Brownlow Award
Laverne Burchfield Award
William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award
CENTER FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE (CAP)
The Harry Hatry Distinguished Performance Measurement and Practice Award
CAP Organizational Leadership Awards
Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award
George Frederickson PA TIMES Best Article Award
Patricia J. Yearwood Chapter/Section Newsletter Award
Oveta Culp Hobby Training Awards
Rosslyn Kleeman Keeper of the Flame Award
Donald C. Stone Service to ASPA Award
Chester A Newland Presidential Citation of Merit
Nesta Gallas Award for Exemplary Professional Service in Public Service
The National Public Service Awards
Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration
NASPAA/ASPA Distinguished Researcher Award