2019 Founders' Fellows


Headed into its 14th year, ASPA's Founders' Fellows program supports 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.

Open to graduate students as well as new professionals in the first three years of their public service career, this program is geared toward accelerating careers of promising, rising stars in the discipline. This is ASPA's most competitive Fellowship program of the year and provides results that could last throughout your 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 and 2019-2020 ASPA Student Representative


2020 Founders' Fellows Program

ASPA is pleased to announce the 2020 class of Founders' Fellows has been selected and will have their research presented at the 2020 Annual Conference.

Click here to view the Class of 2020.




Support the Founders' Fellows Program


Are you or your university interested in supporting this year's class of Founders' Fellows? Contact us to find out more! Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for your valuable support of this important program!

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ASPA Cascade Chapter
ASPA New Jersey Chapter
ASPA Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations (SPALR)
ASPA Section on Public Administration Education (SPAE)
ASPA Student and New Administrative Professionals Setion (SNAPS)
ASPA South Florida Chapter
Tom Barth
RaJade Berry-James
Sebawit Bishu
J. Paul Blake
Agatha Caraballo
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)
College of Charleston
Donwe Choi
Paul Danczyk
Jonathan Del Collo
Ana-Maria Dimand
Susan Gooden
Haifa University, Israel
Andrea Headley
Terri Hugie
Vaiva Kalesnikaite
Pankaj Kumar
Louisiana State University
Liang Ma
Public Administration Quarterly
Allan Rosenbaum
Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA)
William P. Shields, Jr.
Tarleton State University
University of Colorado Denver
University of Louisville, Department of Urban and Public Affairs
University of Texas at Dallas
Shahrin Upoma




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    "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



    "Being a Founders’ Fellow has given me an unmatched opportunity to build lasting relationships in public administration. I had the chance to meet outstanding individuals from around the world who will undoubtedly become future leaders in their organizations and in the public administration community. Getting to know my cohort, their work and their passions about enhancing governance, civics and democracy domestically and around the globe was not only enlightening but also inspirational."
     - Will Swann, Florida State University, 2015 Founders' Fellow


    "Being a Founders’ Fellow has given me an unmatched opportunity to build lasting relationships in public administration. I had the chance to meet outstanding individuals from around the world who will undoubtedly become future leaders in their organizations and in the public administration community. Getting to know my cohort, their work and their passions about enhancing governance, civics and democracy domestically and around the globe was not only enlightening but also inspirational."
     - Will Swann, Florida State University, 2015 Founders' Fellow