Wednesday, September 28, 2016

APPAM Announces 2016 Ph.D. Dissertation Award Winner

The Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Ph.D. Dissertation Award Winner is Dr. Vincent Reina, of the University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy. Honorable mentions have been bestowed to Eric Roberts, of John Hopkins University, and Daniel Sebastian Tello-Trillo, of Vanderbilt University.


APPAM Leadership and Policy Council Election Update

The Annual Membership Meeting, held at the 2015 APPAM Fall Conference, included the presentation of the slate of nominees for 2016 for the APPAM Policy Council, the President-Elect, the Vice President and the Secretary of APPAM.

For contested positions, APPAM members will receive ballots and voting instructions in December. 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 the Executive Committee.

Congratulations to Carolyn Heinrich,Vanderbilt University, for becoming the next President-Elect of APPAM! She will succeed Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution, who will become the President of APPAM and Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University, will become the Past President.


President Elect

Carolyn Heinrich, Vanderbilt University


  • Colleen Barry, Johns Hopkins University
  • Mike Shires, Pepperdine University


  • Christopher ‘Kitt’ Carpenter, Vanderbilt University
  • Matt Stagner, Mathematica Policy Research

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

Academics (Two will be elected)

  • Melissa Kearney, University of Maryland
  • Alexandra Killewald, Harvard University
  • Dave Marcotte, American University
  • Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Rutgers University
  • Jenni Owen, Duke University
  • Kosali Simon, Indiana University
  • David Van Slyke, Syracuse University 

Practitioners (One will be elected)

  • Stephen Bell, Abt Associates
  • Steve Garasky, IMPAQ International
  • Ruth Neild, US Department of Education

Institutional Representative (One will be elected) *only institutional representatives vote in this race*

  • Sam Myers, University of Minnesota
  • Sharon Tennyson, Cornell University



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