ASPA launched the Founders’ Fellows program in 2006 to support the next generation of public service leaders through a series of professional development opportunities. The Fellows attend and present at the Annual Conference on a subject matter paper on an issue related to their scholarship or work, which is also published in PA TIMES Online
if they wish.
Initially open to graduate students, the Founders' Fellows program has expanded to include new professionals in the first three years of their public service career.
"The Founders' Fellows experience has given me an unrivaled
opportunity to build strong relationships in public administration. Our
diverse backgrounds paved the way for a beneficial dialogue and
outstanding exchange of ideas."
- Ana-Maria Dimand, Florida International University, 2018 Founders' Fellow
2019 Founders' Fellows Program
Congratulations to those accepted into the 2019 Class of Founders' Fellows! Find the full list online here
, and more information about their activities at the 2019 Annual Conference here
Support the Founders' Fellows Program
Are you or your university interested in supporting this year's class of Founders' Fellows? Click here to view our support levels
and become a Founders' Fellow Donor today!
Thank you to our 2019 Founders' Fellows Donors:
- ASPA LGBT Advocacy Alliance
- ASPA Massachusetts Chapter
- ASPA New Jersey Chapter
- ASPA North Texas Chapter
- ASPA Section on Emergency and Crisis Management
- ASPA Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations
- ASPA South Florida Chapter
- ASPA Southern California Chapter
- ASPA Student and New Administration Professionals Section
- Association for Budget and Financial Management
- J. Paul Blake
- Michael Brintnall
- Paul Danczyk
- Demircioglu Mehmet
- Janice Lachance
- Louisiana State University
- Midwest Public Affairs Conference
- Public Administration Quarterly
- Grant Rissler
- Steve Rolandi
- Kendra Stewart
- Loretta Tillery
- Shilpa Viswanath
- Aziza Zemrani
"I think the program is an excellent way to link practitioners and academics, which I feel is one of the most important aspects of ASPA."
- Peter Federman, University of Kansas, 2015 Founders' Fellow