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The 2020 Digital Conference Experience will feature more than 30 panels, some of which will take place live from June 15 - June 26. All others have been recorded already and will be posted for your viewing pleasure, beginning on June 15. Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect as part of this event! (Note: This is not a comprehensive list and more details will be added as we get closer to June 15.)

Presidential Panels

Featured sessions at every annual conference, Presidential Panels are high-level discussions of current issues critical to public administrators everywhere. The following sessions will be a part of the digital conference experience.

Access to the Ballot Box: A Vision of American Democracy At Its Best

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Presenters
Erik Bergrud, Moderator, Associate Vice President for University Engagement, Park University
Thomas Hicks, Commissioner, U.S. Elections Assistance Commission
Kimberlee Ried, Independent Researcher/Historian



A Portrait of LA County


Presenters
Maritza Dubie, Human Services Administrator, Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services
Shawn Landres, Immediate Past Chair, Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission
Kristen Lewis, Director and Co-Founder, Measure of America
Carrie Miller, Moderator, Assistant Executive Director, Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection
Jennifer Price-Letscher, Director, Programs & Special Projects, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation


Counting Everyone: The 2020 Census


Moderator
Toni Samuel, Retired, National League of Cities

Presenters
Ditas Katague, Director, California Census
Olivia Snarksi, Local Democracy Initiative, Program Manager, Center for City Solutions, National League of Cities


Sponsor Panels

Not only do ASPA's sponsors provide monetary support for our events, but also they provide serious subject-matter expertise!  Our Digital Experience sponsors are contributing the following panels to this event to make sure our attendees get the same hands-on knowledge you would have gotten while in Anaheim, from the comfort of your own home!

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Equity and Legal Protections in the Workplace: Transforming the Dark Sides of Unpaid Government Internships and Student-Teachers
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The Elaboration of Emotions in Public-Sector Organizations


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Equity, Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Implementation


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A New Vision for Social Welfare, Education and Social Reform


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Government, Gamification and Higher Education: Innovation Shaping the Future of Public Administration


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Women in Administration and Policy: Progress and Challenges around the World


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Collaborative Networks in Southern California: Practitioner Perspectives
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Practitioner-Academic Dialogue: City Managers on What We Should Be Teaching in Public Administration



Research Panels

Known commonly at our conference as concurrent panels, these panels are all peer-reviewed panels that have been accepted for presentation. The below is a small but critical sample of the more than 200 panels that were originally planned for our 2020 event.

Examining the Evolving Role of Gender in Established Governance Structures
Moderator
Patricia Shields
Professor, Texas State University

Presenters
John Bartle
Dean and Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Paper: Gender Budgeting: An International Perspective

Nandhini Rangarajan
Associate Professor, Texas State University
Paper: A Review of Scholarship on Gender and Public Personnel Administration from 2008-2018

Marilyn Rubin
Distinguished Research Associate, Rutgers University
Paper: Gender Budgeting: An International Perspective

Ashley Wayman
City Secretary, City of Rollingwood, Texas
Paper: Empowering Women in City Management: Career Aspirations of Mid-Level Women in Texas City Management

Coauthors
Nadia Mahallati
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Utah
Paper: Gender in State Government: The Utah Experience

Sharon Mastracci
Professor, University of Utah
Paper: Gender in State Government: The Utah Experience

Sherri Mora
Associate Chair, Texas State University
Paper: Empowering Women in City Management: Career Aspirations of Mid-Level Women in Texas City Management


Current Structural Challenges to the American System of Government
Moderator/Presenter
Maren Trochmann
Assistant Professor, College of Charleston
Paper: Integrating the Three Approaches: Federal Rulemaking as an Illustration of Public Administration Theory

Presenters
Ernita Joaquin
Associate Professor, San Francisco State University
Paper: Decline, Decay and Resilience: A Framework for Understanding Administrative Capacity

Alasdair Roberts
Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Paper: Should We Defend the Administrative State?

Presenter/Coauthor
Thomas Greitens
Professor, Central Michigan University
Paper: Decline, Decay and Resilience: A Framework for Understanding Administrative Capacity


Government Innovations in Technologies, Sustainability and Governance
Moderator/Coauthor
Yu-Che Chen
Professor and Director, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Paper: Emerging Technologies and Regulatory Compliance: The Case of Recreational Use of Drones

Presenters/Coauthors
Marc Holzer
Distinguished Professor, Suffolk University
Paper: Digital Governance in Cities around the World

Veronica Junjan
Assistant Professor, University of Twente
Paper: Technology Investments in Local Governments: What Do Dutch Local Governments Do?

Aroon Manoharan
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston
Paper: Digital Governance in Cities around the World

James Melitski
Professor of Public Administration, Marist College
Paper: Digital Governance in Cities around the World

Kelly Stevens
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
Paper: Renewable Policies and Innovation of Complementary Energy Technology

Coauthors
Kelsey Edmond
Student, University of Massachusetts Boston
Paper: Digital Governance in Cities around the World

Chenyu Huang
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska @ Omaha
Paper: Emerging Technologies and Regulatory Compliance: The Case of Recreational Use of Drones

Amir Rouhollahi
Doctoral Candidate, University of Central Florida
Paper: Renewable Policies and Innovation of Complementary Energy Technology

Presenter/Coauthor
Rene Torenvlied
Professor, University of Twente
Paper: Technology Investments in Local Governments: What Do Dutch Local Governments Do?

 


 

May the Best Man Win? Inequity Drivers in Healthcare Policies and Practices
Moderator/Coauthor
Hillary Knepper
Associate Professor and Chair, Pace University
Paper: May the Best Man Win? Inequity Drivers in Healthcare Policies and Practices

Presenter
Tiffany Henley
Assistant Professor, Pace University
Paper: How Do State Innovation and Diffusion Factors Affect State Decisions On Medicaid Expansion? A State Comparative Analysis

Presenters/Coauthors
Patria de Lancer Julnes
Associate Dean of Academic Progams, Baruch College
Paper: Equity-Efficiency Tradeoff: The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and Disparities in Outcomes among Vulnerable Medicare Heart Failure Patients in Pennsylvania

YoungJoo Park
Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
Paper: Is There a Doctor in the House? Predicting U.S. Hospital Closures with Fiscal Indicators

Alonso Rubin-DeSimone
Administrative Supervisor, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Paper: Coverage Needs of Transgender and Non-Binary Patients in State Medicaid Programs: Recommendations for a More Equitable Approach

Coauthors
Sungwoog Choi
Assistant Professor, Penn State Harrisburg
Paper: Equity-Efficiency Tradeoff: The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and Disparities in Outcomes among Vulnerable Medicare Heart Failure Patients in Pennsylvania

Andrew Crosby
Assistant Professor, Pace University
Paper: Survival of the Fittest? Preparing Healthcare Administrators for Contemporary Health System Mergers

Nicole Elias
Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Paper: Coverage Needs of Transgender and Non-Binary Patients in State Medicaid Programs: Recommendations for a More Equitable Approach

Cassandra Henson
Assistant Professor, Towson University
Paper: Survival of the Fittest? Preparing Health Care Administrators for Contemporary Health System Mergers

Robin Kempf
Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Paper: Coverage Needs of Transgender and Non-Binary Patients in State Medicaid Programs: Recommendations for a More Equitable Approach

Helisse Levine
Professor and MPA Director, Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus
Paper: Is There a Doctor in the House? Predicting U.S. Hospital Closures with Fiscal Indicators


 

The Role of Strategic Procurement in Improving Agency Effectiveness
Moderator
Mohamad Alkadry
Professor, University of Connecticut

Presenters
Robert Shick
Adjunct Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Paper: Human Services Contracting

Jie Tao
PhD Candidate, University of North Texas
Paper: Cooperative Public Purchasing of Smart Technologies: An Institutional Collective Action Perspective

Presenter/Coauthor
Ana-Maria Dimand
Ph.D. Candidate, Florida International University
Paper: Social Capital, Political Values or Organizational Capacity? Indicators of Engagement in Sustainable Procurement at the Local Level

Coauthor
Sawsan Abutabenjeh
Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
Paper: From a Self- Determination Theory Perspective: Certification in Public Procurement and Contract Management

Alexandru Roman
Professor and RIPMG Director, California State University, San Bernardino
Paper: Benchmarks and Benchmarking in Public Procurement: A Survey

Evelyn Trammell
Doctoral Student, Florida International University
Paper: Social Capital, Political Values or Organizational Capacity? Indicators of Engagement in Sustainable Procurement at the Local Level


 

Infrastructure Investment: The Importance of Capital Planning, Performance Management Tools and Readiness Criteria
Moderator
Curtis Marshall
Director, Center for Accountability and Performance

Presenters
William Glasgall
Senior Vice President and Director, State and Local Initiatives, The Volcker Alliance

Marc Pfeiffer
Assistant Director, Bloustein Local Government Research Center, Rutgers University

Zhirong Zhao
Professor, Director, Institute for Urban and Regional Infrastructure Finance, University of Minnesota


 

Emerging Best Practices in Performance Management: Lessons from Leaders
Moderator
Michael Jacobson
Deputy Director, King County Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget

Discussant
John Kamensky
Senior Fellow, The IBM Center for The Business of Government

Presenters
Kate May
Chief Performance Officer, City of Rochester

Carmen Moreno-Rivera
Chief of Performance Improvement, Louisville Metro Government

Adrienne Schomeker
Director of Civic Engagement and Strategyi, Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, New York City


 

Achieving Diversity in Public Safety Hiring
Moderator/Presenter
David Morris
President and CEO, Morris & McDaniel, Inc.
Paper: Multi-Metric Entry Level Public Safety Selection

Presenters
Michael Gregory
Chief of Police, Boynton Beach Police Department
Paper: Achieving Diversity Using Multi-Metric Entry Level Police Selection Process in Boynton Beach, Florida

Alexander Hamilton
Assistant Fire Chief, Oxnard Fire Department
Paper: Achieving Diversity Using Multi-Metric Entry Level Fire Selection Process in Oxnard, California

Bob Nicks
Battalion Chief and President of Austin Firefighters Association, Austin Fire Department
Paper: Achieving Diversity Successfully Ends Consent Decree for Austin Fire Department


Visions for Gender Equity and Equality: History Informing Current Practice in the Public Sector
Moderator/Presenter
Patricia Shields
Professor, Texas State University
Paper: The U.S. Sanitary Commission: Recovering Women's Leadership, Management and Compassion During the Civil War

Presenters
Sean McCandless
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois - Springfield
Paper: #MeToo: Public Administration Responsibility at the Local Level

Shilpa Viswanath
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin—La Crosse
Paper: The Role of Gender in Natural Resource Management and Conservation

Presenter/Coauthor

Michelle Evans
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
Paper: Gender in the 21st Century Nonprofit Administration

On the Front Line of Change: Perspectives on Leadership in Practice
Moderator/Discussant
Kevin Campbell
Instructor, Portland State University

Presenters
Jeannine Beatrice
Deputy Director, Oregon Employment Department
Paper: Valued Leadereship Development in the State Agencies of the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority

Jeff Stell
Incentives Project Coordinator
No More An Afterthought: How the Public Sector Can Help Communities by Increasing Exports

Graham Trainor
President, Oregon AFL-CIO
Paper: Future of Work(ers): Dissecting the Tech-Driven Trends in Our Economy, Analyzing Their Impacts on Workers and Charting a Path for Oregon-Specific Responses

Karen Williams
Policy Analyst and Air Quality Planner, Oregon, Department of Environmental Quality
Paper: Who Leads in Oregon's Climate Policy Network


 

Innovative Pathways to Public Service: Promoting Public-Sector Careers through a Regional Collaborative
Presenters
Juliet Lee
Director, Administration and External Relations, University of Southern California

Randi Kay Stephens
Associate Program Manager, Institute for Local Government


Accountability, Transparency and Performance Management in Public Management and Collaborative Governance Networks
Convener/Moderator/Coauthor
Bing Ran
Associate Professor, Penn State Harrisburg
Paper: Paradoxes of Governance Accountability in Public Administration & Understanding the Paradoxical Nature of Transparency
and
Understanding the Paradoxical Nature of Transparency

Discussant
Aleksey Kolpakov
Assistant Professor, University of Nevada—Reno

Presenter/Coauthor
Olumide Adeoye
PhD Student, Penn State Harrisburg
Paper: Understanding the Paradoxical Nature of Transparency

Alejandra Medina
PhD Student, University of Illinois - Chicago
Paper: Understanding the Effects of Networks on Performance: Lessons from Twenty Years of Empirical Research

Saahir Shafi
Doctoral Candidate, Penn State Harrisburg
Paper: Paradoxes of Governance Accountability in Public Administration

Eun-Sil Yoo
Doctoral Candidate, Penn State Harrisburg
Paper: Structures and Relationships of Collaborative Networks in Home-Visiting Programs: Based on the Nurse-Family Partnership programs in Pennsylvania



Equity, Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Implementation
Presenters:
Justin Bullock
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Paper: The Interplay of Human Discretion and Artificial Discretion: Do We Trust Artificial Intelligence

Sherri Greenberg
Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Paper: Artificial Intelligence: Facing the Ethical, Policy and Regulatory Challenges

 


The Oregon Atlas of Collaboration: Cataloguing State-Connected Collaboratives and Collaborative Platforms
Moderators/CoAuthors
Rebecca McLain
Director of Research, National Policy Consensus Center, Portland State University

Tina Nabatchi
Joseph A. Strasser Endowed Professor in Public Administration, Syracuse University

Presenters/Coauthors
Catherine Annis
Doctoral Student, Syracuse University

Bryce Barthuly
Doctoral Student, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Katie Fields
Graduate Student, National Policy Consensus Institute, Portland State University

Qasim Mehdi
Doctoral Student, Syracuse University

Coauthors
Rhea Acuna
Doctoral Student, Syracuse University

Julia Carboni
Associate Professor, Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Bobby Cochran
Executive Director, Willamette Partnership


Retrospect and Prospect of Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting
Moderator/Presenter
William Glasgall
Senior Vice President and Director, State and Local Initiatives, The Volcker Alliance

Presenters
Merl Hackbart
Professor, University of Kentucky

Sarah Swanbeck
Executive Director, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California-Berkeley

Zhirong Zhao
Professor, Director, Institute for Urban and Regional Infrastructure Finance, University of Minnesota