For Immediate Release
December 11, 2019
Karen Garrett, CAE
Chief of Communications, Marketing and Membership
(202) 585-4313

ASPA Selects 2020 Founders’ Fellows

Washington, D.C. - The ASPA Founders’ Fellows program recognizes outstanding students and new professionals (within three years of their graduation) in the field of public service and public administration.

Following a competitive review process, Founders’ Fellows present their scholarship during the ASPA Annual Conference, receive substantial professional development and networking opportunities, and are paired with a seasoned scholar or practitioner who serves as their mentor for their Fellowship year.

The following individuals have been selected to comprise the Class of 2020:
  • Michaela Abbott (College of Charleston)
  • Michael Edward Bednarczuk (Grace College)
  • Christopher Burks (American University/Urban Analysis)
  • Justine Cameron (University of Massachusetts)
  • Yolanda Macklin Crewe (Virginia Commonwealth University/Virginia Community College System)
  • Maayan Davidovitz (University of Haifa)
  • Jessica Eggleston (University of Louisville)
  • Josiah Gonzales (California Lutheran University/ACTICON, Inc.)
  • Paul Goodfellow (Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)
  • Jasmine Greene (University of Baltimore)
  • Alison Hewell (Tarleton State University)
  • Alan Kennedy (University of Colorado Denver)
  • David Lehman (Louisiana State University)
  • Huafang Li (Grand Valley State University)
  • Byung Hee Min (Florida State University)
  • Md. Fazle Rabbi (University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Jose Sanchez (University of Illinois—Chicago)
  • Kelly Sherbo (Portland State University/Multnomah County Drainage District)
  • Evelyn Trammell (Florida International University)
  • Yifei Yan (London School of Economics)
  • Julio Zambrano (Indiana University—Bloomington)

The 2020 Founders’ Fellows will receive a complimentary 2020 Annual Conference registration, a year-long mentorship with a seasoned practitioner or senior scholar and complementary lodging in the conference hotel. Travel to the conference location in Anaheim, California, meals and incidentals are the responsibility of the Fellow or sponsoring organization.
“ASPA’s Founders’ Fellows program is one of the best ways for new public administration professionals to expand their networks, participate in groundbreaking research and learn from some of the biggest names in the field,” commented Founders’ Fellows Committee Chair Galia Cohen. “We are very pleased with the caliber of the incoming Fellows and look forward to helping them have a productive year in the program.”

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