Public Administration (Section 6)

The purpose of this section is to provide an arena in which individuals interested in public administration may exchange ideas, enhance their professional development, and act to ensure that activities of the APSA encompass their interests.

Section Membership Dues

Student Regular
$8 $15

Founded: 1983
Newsletter: https://www.facebook.com/apsapublicadmin
Section Counts

Section Officers
Chair Scott Robinson, University of Oklahoma
Treasurer Gene Brewer, University of Georgia
2020 Annual Meeting
Program Chair
Daniel Hawes, Kent State University
Council Term: 09/2017-08/2020
Jill Nicholson-Crotty, University of Indiana

Jessica Terman, George Mason University

Term: 09/2018-08/2021
Angel Molina, Arizona State University

David Switzer, University of Missouri

Term: 09/2019-08/2022
Carli Flink, American University

Jiaqi Liang, University of Illinois, Chicago

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Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

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Herbert Kaufman Award

The APSA Section on Public Administration is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for its annual Herbert Kaufman Best Paper award. The Herbert Kaufman Committee will select the best paper presented on a panel sponsored (or co-sponsored) by the Public Administration section at the APSA Annual Meeting each year. The section will follow APSA’s guidance on what constitutes a ’presented paper’-papers that were uploaded to the APSA conference paper site, hosted by SSRN, or posted/presented in a virtual or alternative form are eligible for the Kaufman award. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Juree Capers (chair) Georgia State University [email protected]
Scott Lamothe University of Oklahoma [email protected]
Jocelyn Johnston American University [email protected]

Herbert A. Simon Book Award

The Herbert Simon Book Award is given for significant contributions to public administration scholarship. Books with publication dates of 2013, 2014, and 2015 are eligible for the 2019 award. The books orientation may be qualitative, quantitative, empirical, interpretive, ethnographic, historical, archival, normative, or theoretical. However, textbooks, revised editions of previously published books, and edited volumes are not eligible. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Don Moynihan (chair) Georgetown University [email protected]
Domonic Bearfield Rutgers University [email protected]
Amanda Rutherford Indiana University [email protected]

Paul Volcker Junior Scholar Research Grant

The APSA Organized Section for Public Administration invites applications and research proposals from junior scholars researching public administration issues affecting governance in the United States and abroad. Proposals will be judged on their potential to shed new light on important public administration questions, their scholarly and methodological rigor, and their promise for advancing practice and theory development. Individual grants are not renewable.

Nomination Instructions: Send electronic submissions to [email protected]. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Gordon Abner (chair) University of Texas [email protected]
Angel Molina Arizona State University [email protected]
Jennifer Connolly University of Miami [email protected]