Section for Women in Public Administration National Awards Breakfast

Monday, March 11, 2019| 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. | District Ballroom

Susan T. Gooden is interim dean and professor of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an internationally recognized expert on social equity. She is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and past president of the American Society for Public Administration. Her books include Why Research Methods Matter (2018, Melvin and Leigh), Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government (2014, Routledge) and Cultural Competency for Public Administrators (2012, Routledge). Her research has been funded by several organizations including the Russell Sage Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, MDRC and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

Gooden was appointed to the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, the accrediting arm of the Network of Associated Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). She previously has served as an elected member to the national policy council of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. In 2016, she was appointed to the Virginia Community College System board by Governor Terence McAuliffe.

Gooden earned her BA from Virginia Tech, an MA from Virginia Tech and her doctorate from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.