February 22, 2017

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In This Issue:

2017 ASPA Award Winners Announced

ASPA is pleased to announce it will be honoring the following individuals and organizations as winners of its 2017 ASPA Awards Program. These awards, as well as a number of Section awards, will be presented throughout the 2017 Annual Conference.

Nesta M. Gallas Award
Admiral Thad Allen (Ret.) (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Presented at the Nesta M. Gallas Lecture, Sunday, March 19

National Public Service Award
Presented at the Elliot Richardson Lecture, Sunday, March 19

  • Max Stier (Partnership for Public Service)
  • Marc Ott (ICMA)
Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award
Martha Chavez (University of California—Berkeley)
Presented at the Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award Luncheon, Sunday, March 19

Public Administration Review Awards
Presented at the Nesta M. Gallas Lecture, Sunday, March 19
  • 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)
    Damian West (University of New South Wales—Canberra)
  • Laverne Burchfield Award
    Alex Ingrams (Rutgers University—Newark)
  • Chester Newland Award
    Joyce Wilson (Workforce Solutions Borderplex)
  • William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award
    Joannie Tremblay-Boire (Georgia State University)
    Aseem Prakash (University of Washington)
    Mary Kay Gugerty (University of Washington)
Public Integrity Award
Foundation for Refugee Students UAF
Presented at the Closing Plenary, Tuesday, March 21

Elmer Staats Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Public Service
Jerome Lewis (University of Delaware)
Presented at the Donald C. Stone Lecture, Monday, March 20

Donald C. Stone Award
Presented at the Donald C. Stone Lecture, Monday, March 20
  • Patria De Lancer Julnes (Pennsylvania State University—Harrisburg)
  • David Broom (Ret.)
Paul Van Riper Award
Angela Evans (University of Texas—Austin)
Presented at the Elliot Richardson Lecture, Sunday, March 19

Dwight Waldo Award
Guy B. Adams (University of Missouri)
Presented at the Nesta M. Gallas Lecture, Sunday, March 19

Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) Awards
Presented at the CAP Panel, Monday, March 20
  • Emerging Leaders Award
    Ben Birge (CountyStat, Prince George’s County, Maryland)
    Justin C. Bruce (Jackson, Mississippi)
    Katie Johnson (City of Tacoma, Washington)
    Oliver Wise (City of New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • Harry Hatry Distinguished Performance Measurement and Management Practice Award
    Jane Kusiak (Council on Virginia’s Future)
  • Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award
    John D. Marvel (George Mason University Schar School)
  • Organizational Leadership Award
    The City of New Orleans’ Office of Performance and Accountability
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Exemplary Practice Awards
Patricia Robertson (Southern University at New Orleans)
Presented at the Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award Luncheon, Sunday, March 19

H. George Frederickson PA TIMES Best Article Award
Tia Gaynor (Marist College)
Presented at the Closing Plenary, Tuesday, March 21

International Public Administration Award
Prajapati Trivedi (India School of Business)
Presented at the International Assembly, Monday, March 20

Oveta Culp Hobby Award
South Florida Chapter
Presented at the Chapter Leadership Meeting, Sunday, March 19

Wallace O. Keene Conference Scholarship Award
Presented at the Student and New Professional Summit, Friday, March 17
  • Samantha June Larson (University of Colorado—Denver)
  • Yousueng Han (Indiana University—Bloomington)
Patricia J. Yearwood Newsletter Award—Section
Section on International and Comparative Administration
Presented at the Section Leadership Meeting, Saturday, March 18

Patricia J. Yearwood Newsletter Award—Chapter
South Florida Chapter
Presented at the Chapter Leadership Meeting, Sunday, March 19

Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

Annual Conference Salutes, Studies Public Service

More than 1,000 people are registered to be at ASPA’s Annual Conference, taking place March 17-21 in Atlanta. Are you one of them?

This premier global gathering of public administrators will give you the knowledge and resources you need to best serve your community and the public administration discipline. Just a few of the highlights will include:

  • A Salute to Public Service at the Georgia Capitol, honoring public servants at the local, state and federal level.
  • Presidential panels focusing on a variety of critical, and timely, subjects including immigration reform, voting integrity, race, social justice, sexual identity in the workplace, ethics and more.
  • Five plenary lectures providing you with food for thought as we look at the bold work in which public servants engage throughout the year.
  • More than 150 research panels and workshops highlighting the tremendous knowledge scholars and practitioners are gathering around the country that can help everyone be better public servants.
  • A Career Fair, featuring public and nonprofit employers alike, to help those on the job hunt find the next stop on their career path!
  • Countless networking opportunities that will put you face to face with new friends and known colleagues.
Full event details are available on the Annual Conference website. Make sure you take a look at everything awaiting you in Atlanta! We look forward to seeing you there!

Webinars, BookTalks and Student Series on the Horizon

ASPA's professional development webinars are ongoing throughout the year. Averaging 75 attendees per webinar and free to ASPA members, these e-learning opportunities provide you with valuable insights and information at your fingertips. Here's a quick look at upcoming opportunities. Make sure you register today for sessions that interest you and visit our website to review further details about all upcoming webinars, BookTalks and Student Series.

Moving from Theory to Implementation: The Meaningful Measurement of Social Equity
Feb. 23 | 1 p.m.
Brandi Blessett, Rutgers University—Camden
Marc Fudge, California State University—San Bernardino
Benoy Jacob, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Jim Svara, Moderator, University of North Carolina

Social equity should be considered a prominent program value, alongside effectiveness and efficiency, but it is often a forgotten principle in program evaluation. It lacks a universally accepted definition and there are few clear methods for measuring it, which often leaves administrators at a loss. What does that mean for program management? This webinar, held in partnership with ASPA's Center for Accountability and Performance, looks to operationalize the definition of social equity by exploring existing social equity indicators, frameworks and best practices. We'll provide insights that can help you measure this otherwise vague concept going forward.

Student Series: Making the Most of the 2017 Annual Conference
Feb. 28 | 1 p.m.
Colleen Perry, Andrew Young School at Georgia State University Office of Career Services
Angela Kline, Moderator, ASPA Student Representative and University of Delaware

Join us for a chance to talk about how best to maximize your time at the ASPA 2017 Annual Conference. Get tips and tricks on where to spend your time—including the Student and New Professional Summit, panel sessions, networking opportunities and Monday afternoon's Career Fair! From presentation tips to how best to follow up with prospective employers, there are plenty of ways students can make new connections at the Annual Conference. Make the most of this opportunity to learn about all of them!

PAR Symposium on Policing and the Use of Force
March 2 | 1 p.m.
John Eterno, Molloy College
Alfred Ho, University of Kansas
Jay Jennings, University of Texas—Austin
James Perry, Indiana University—Bloomington
James Ward, Rutgers University—Newark

Join us as these scholars walk through the latest public administration research pertaining to policing and race. This is just a preview of the discussion we will have at the 2017 Annual Conference!

More details to come!

New Member Services Available

ASPA announced last month that it has launched relationships with two new organizations to connect our members with the greater public administration community: SmartBrief and The Public Manager. We hope you are enjoying your daily SmartBrief e-newsletters; if you are not receiving a copy and would like to, please contact us and we will add you to the list!

We also hope you have signed up to receive a free copy of The Public Manager each month! This is an independent magazine that shares real stories of unstoppable innovation in U.S. government. Information for how to access this free resource is on ASPA’s website—make the most of it! (Please note: you must create a free account with The Public Manager to sign up for the newsletters.)

Both of these resources have been carefully chosen to provide you with news and information you need to stay connected with public administrators across the country. We hope you find them to be helpful benefits! Please contact us for assistance with either of these resources.

Florida Public Servant Passes Away

Jeff Hawley passed away earlier this month. He was a grants analyst for Miami-Dade County and a Ph.D. candidate at Florida International University. He was also an active member of ASPA's South Florida Chapter.

More details can be found online.

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And the News Keeps Coming!

Public administration is busy! Awards deadlines, calls for proposals, calls for papers, conference announcements and more are being announced daily. ASPA's website lists all news we receive, both across the discipline and within our Chapters and Sections. Make sure you check out these news feeds and stay in touch about everything going on within the discipline. Below are some of the most recent announcements.

National Forum for Black Public Administrators Opens Scholarship Program

In conjunction with its annual conference, FORUM 2017, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators will be awarding scholarships to eligible students. The scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 and will be awarded during FORUM 2017, held in Little Rock, Ark., April 19-23, 2017. The deadline for this program has been extended to Feb. 28, 2017. To learn more, interested students can visit their website. Click here for more information.

FDA Fellowships Available

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened its annual application process for the Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowships in the Center for Tobacco Products' (CTP) Office of Management. During this one-year, paid fellowship, CTP Fellows actively participate in the tobacco regulatory process. Candidates with an MPA, MPP or MBA are encouraged to apply. Fellows are awarded up to $95,000 based on salary history. The application process closes March 1, 2017. To find out more, visit the FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship website.

Center for State and Local Finance Hosts Accounting Class

The Center for State and Local Finance will host an accounting workshop featuring state and local accounting experts during its next training, Government Financial Statements and Accounting, March 7-10 at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Atlanta. Featured speakers will include Usha Rackliff, Courtney Knight, Tim Lyons, Robin Prunty and Alan Skelton. All interested parties must register by Feb. 28, 2017. Click here for more information.

2017 Social Equity Leadership Conference

The 2017 Social Equity Leadership Conference will take place in conjunction with 2017 MPAC and TPAC, May 31-June 2 at the University of Nebraska—Omaha. Themed, “Addressing the Complexity of Social Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Public Administration: Identifying Issues, Crafting Innovative Solutions and Celebrating Successes,” this year's conference examines the rising complexity associated with social equity, diversity and inclusion in public and nonprofit organizations. Attendees will identify the problems and obstacles associated with these issues, explore the alternatives for addressing them and analyze strategies to build coalitions facing our world today. Proposals are due April 1, 2017. Click here for more information.

2017 ZSPA Announced, Call for Papers Released

The Zambian Society for Public Administration (ZSPA) will be hosting the International Conference on Performance and Strategic Management, June 20-23, 2017, at Radisson Blue Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia. The conference is soliciting contributions of papers, presentations and e-posters that address conference themes. Proposals can be submitted across 11 tracks and are due April 29, 2017. Click here for more information.

2017 Boorsma Award Call for Nominations

The Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Boorsma Award, to be presented during SECoPA 2017, Oct. 4-7 in Hollywood Beach, FL. The Senator Peter B. Boorsma Award honors a practitioner or academician for facilitating over a period of many years the international exchange of knowledge and administrative practices that foster better performance in the public sector. Click here for more information.

Welcome to Our Most Recent Members!
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PAR Update

The latest articles from Public Administration Review are available in the Wiley Online Library.


Amplifying the Voices of Practitioners in PAR
James L. Perry

James D. Ward and Charles E. Menifield, Editors

Editors' Introduction
James D. Ward and Charles E. Menifield
Not yet available. Check Early View for updates.


The Future of Policing Reform: The Way Forward?
Laurie O. Robinson and Charles H. Ramsey

Black and Blue
Jeff Pegues
Not yet available. Check Early View for updates.

Concrete Advice for Police Reform: An Interview with Marc Morial
James D. Ward
Not yet available. Check Early View for updates.


Beyond Profiling: The Institutional Sources of Racial Disparities in Policing
Charles R. Epp, Steven Maynard-Moody and Donald Haider-Markel

Investigative Police Stops—Necessary or Insidious? A Practitioner’s Viewpoint
Vince E. Davenport
Not yet available. Check Early View for updates.

Forcible Stops: Police and Citizens Speak Out
John A. Eterno, Christine S. Barrow and Eli B. Silverman

Measuring Metrics
Rocco DeBenedetto
Not yet available. Check Early View for updates.

Does Increasing Ethnic Representativeness Reduce Police Misconduct? Evidence from Police Reform in England and Wales
Sounman Hong

Will More Black Cops Matter? Officer Race and Police-Involved Homicides of Black Citizens
Sean Nicholson-Crotty, Jill Nicholson-Crotty and Sergio Fernandez

Preventing Use of Deadly Force: The Relationship between Police Agency Policies and Rates of Officer-Involved Gun Deaths
Jay T. Jennings and Meghan E. Rubado
Not yet available. Check Early View for updates.

Taking a Comprehensive View to Reducing Officer-Involved Deaths
Betsy Fretwell and Joseph Lombardo
Not yet available. Check Early View for updates.

Government Communication Effectiveness and Satisfaction with Police Performance: A Large-Scale Survey Study
Alfred Tat-Kei Ho and Wonhyuk Cho

Perception and Performance in Effective Policing
Jorge A. Villegas
Not yet available. Check Early View for updates.

Toward an Analytical Framework for the Study of Race and Police Violence
James D. Ward and Mario A. Rivera
Not yet available. Check Early View for updates.

Danny L. Balfour, Editor

Policing and Race in America: Reforms Needed
Charles E. Menifield
Book reviewed: Black and Blue: Inside the Divide between the Police and Black America by Jeff Pegues (2017)
Not yet available. Check Early View for updates.

Whose Voice? The Role of Charities in the Rise of Hyper-Policing of Their Clients
Joseph Mead
Book reviewed: Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row by Forrest Stuart (2016)

Race, Class, and Gender: An Intersectional Framework
Keesha M. Middlemass
Book reviewed: Race, Class & Gender: An Anthology, 9th edition edited by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins (2016)

A Call to Consciousness: Examining the Evolution of America’s Racial Caste System
Aaron C. Rollins, Jr., and Erica R. Hilliard
Book reviewed: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (2012)
Not yet available. Check Early View for updates.

Michael McGuire, Editor

Developing Practice-Oriented Theory on Collaboration: A Paradox Lens
Siv Vangen

Paradox in Practice
Simon Wilson

Rosemary O'Leary, Editor

Collective Leadership and Context in Public Administration: Bridging Public Leadership Research and Leadership Studies
Sonia M. Ospina

Getting on the Right Bus with a Theory
Clay Pearson
Not yet available. Check Early View for updates.

W. Henry Lambright, Editor

Ernest S. Griffith: A Renaissance Man, a Pioneering Public Administrator
Stephen W. Stathis

Danny L. Balfour, Editor

Editor's Introduction
Danny L. Balfour

In the Age of Dark Money: Slouching toward Bethlehem
Curtis Ventriss
Book reviewed: The Hidden History of the Billionaires behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer (2016)

Confronting the Heartbreak and Injustice of Eviction
Dan Immergluck
Book reviewed: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (2016)


Ethical Safety Net Providers
Robin Mathews

Free Clinics as Safety Net Providers for Hispanic Immigrants
Carl F. Ameringer and Saltanat Liebert

New on PA TIMES Online

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This quarter, we welcome submissions that focus on local, state and national law enforcement. Send your contributions to us now! The deadline is rolling; contact us for more information.

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Overregulating the Bureaucrats

Soul Searching by Police, Community: Some Lessons

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Career Resources

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Associate Director, Howard H. Baker, Jr., Center for Public Policy – University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN

Public Finance/Tax Economist – NYC Independent Budget Office – New York, NY

Higher Education Partnership Liaison – Newark City of Learning Collaborative – Newark, NJ

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