For Immediate Release
December 14, 2016
Karen Garrett, Chief of Communications & Marketing
(202) 585-4313

ASPA Announces Next Editors-in-Chief of Public Administration Review

Paul Battaglio and Jeremy Hall to Take Helm of Public Administration’s Leading Professional Journal in 2018

Washington, D.C. – The American Society for Public Administration today announced the selection of Paul Battaglio of the University of Texas at Dallas and Jeremy Hall of the University of Central Florida as the next editors-in-chief of Public Administration Review (PAR), the leading professional journal in public administration research, theory and practice. They will succeed James Perry, whose term concludes at the end of 2017.

As editors-in-chief, Battaglio and Hall will take the helm of a journal that has seen significant growth in its readership, relevance and impact. PAR sits atop Google Scholar’s Public Policy and Administration rankings and has jumped ten spots in Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports. Its articles were downloaded nearly 1 million times in 2015 alone.

“The selection of Paul Battaglio and Jeremy Hall is the culmination of a rigorous, competitive process that reflects the stature and reputation of ASPA’s flagship journal,” ASPA President Susan Gooden said. “It also reflects the expertise, creativity and enthusiasm that Paul and Jeremy will bring to the position—skills that will enable them to build on the current editorial team’s successes and take PAR to even greater heights.”

Sharing full supervisory and editorial roles, Battaglio and Hall will work with Perry, distinguished professor emeritus at Indiana University, over the next year on publication, timeline and other transition matters. Published bi-monthly by Wiley, PAR is the journal of record for public administrators, with more than 12,000 institutional and individual subscribers.  

“For more than 75 years, PAR has filled a unique niche in serving academic and practitioners alike,” ASPA Executive Director Bill Shields said. “From addressing current public sector trends to forecasting new ones, the journal is the central platform for ASPA to fulfill its mission: Advancing excellence in public service. It is a mission that is more critical than ever.”

“We are profoundly grateful to ASPA’s leadership for selecting our proposal,” Battaglio and Hall said. “The PAR editor-in-chief role brings with it great opportunity and responsibility. We will work tirelessly to build on the journal’s accomplishments in ways that will serve the field of public administration—both those who study and practice it—exceedingly well.”

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