Tuesday, March 17, 2020

APPAM DC Regional Student Conference CANCELLED

Given the uncertainty surrounding the outbreak, APPAM and American University leadership feels that it’s prudent to cancel the APPAM Washington DC Regional Student Conference on April 24-25.


APPAM Leadership and Policy Council Election Update

The Annual Membership Meeting, held at the 2016 APPAM Fall Conference, included the presentation of the slate of nominees for the APPAM Policy Council, the President-Elect, the Vice President and the Treasurer of APPAM.

For contested positions, APPAM members will receive ballots and voting instructions by December 15. Nominee headshots and bios will be made available at that time. Electronic voting will continue for 30 days from the time the ballots are sent out; once the votes are counted, the winners automatically become members of the Policy Council and, if applicable, the Executive Committee. The Policy Council nominees are listed below. Their statements and headshots can be found here.

Congratulations to David Johnson, University of Michigan, for becoming the next President-Elect of APPAM! He will succeed Carolyn Heinrich, Vanderbilt University, who will become the President of APPAM and Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution, will become the Past President.

The ballot will include the following:

Proposed Bylaw Changes

As per the Strategic Plan, APPAM will develop a process to modify the Bylaws that relates to elections for executive positions and Policy Council members such that the current distinction between academics and practitioners is changed to a distinction between people working in academic settings and people working in other settings. Please refer to these proposed bylaw changes which will be included on the December 15th ballot. These changes would be referenced in the APPAM Bylaws clauses under Article IV, Policy Council, Section 5a.

(In addition to being members of the Policy Council, officers are also members of the Executive Committee)

President Elect

  • David Johnson, University of Michigan


  • Raphael Bostic, University of Southern California
  • Laura Peck, Abt Associates


  • Scott Allard, University of Washington
  • Mike Shires, Pepperdine University

Policy Council: A cohort of 4 will be elected to the board in January

Academics (One will be elected)

  • Dylan Conger, George Washington University
  • Christian Weller, Univeristy of Massachusetts, Boston

Early Career Academics (One will be elected. Early career academics are defined as being within 10 years of the receipt of their terminal degree.)

  • Sanya Carley, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
  • Keshia Pollack, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jorge de la Roca, University of Southern California
  • Matthew Springer, Vanderbilt University

Practitioners (One will be elected)

  • Colin Chellman, City University of New York
  • Jill Constantine, Mathematica Policy Research
  • Molly Irwin, US Department of Labor
  • Laura Tiehen, US Department of Agriculture

Institutional Rep (Please note that only institutional members vote for the institutional member representative on the Policy Council.)

  • Heather Campbell, Claremont Graduate College

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