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Introducing APPAM's Incoming 2022 Policy Council Members


The Policy Council is APPAM's governing board and is responsible for setting policy and creating strategy for the Association. It currently consists of four elected cohorts serving staggered, four-year terms of office.

Ballots were sent to all APPAM members and voting was held April 11, 2022 through May 11, 2022. Please welcome our incoming Policy Council. Thank you to all our members for voting.

Among the four person cohort for the Policy Council, one is a researcher in a non-academic setting; one is an institutional representative selected by the Committee of Institutional Representatives; and two are researchers who work in academic settings, one of which is early career (within 10 years of their terminal degree). All will serve four-year terms.

The APPAM President-Elect is Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter of Vanderbilt University, for a one-year term concluding with his appointment to APPAM President following our 2022 Fall Research Conference. Carpenter is the Director of the Program in Public Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is also the Director and Founder of the LGBT Policy Lab. His nomination came during the 2021 Fall Research Conference.

Congratulations to:


Andrea Headley, Georgetown University (researcher in an academic setting)


Johanna Lacoe, University of California, Berkeley (researcher in an academic setting, early career)

Aixa_photo Aixa Cintron-Velez, Russel Sage Foundation (researcher in a non-academic setting) 

Maria Fitzpatrick, Cornell University (institutional representative)


The APPAM officers (ex officio voting); the APPAM Executive Director and the Editor of JPAM (ex-officio non-voting) comprise the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is also part of the Policy Council.

Elected to the Executive Committee are:

Kitt_2 Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter, Vanderbilt University, as President-Elect for a one-year term concluding with his appointment to APPAM President following our 2022 Fall Research Conference
Rucker_Johnson_ Rucker Johnson, University of California, Berkeley, as Vice President for a two-year term 
Bradley_Hardy_profilepic Bradley Hardy, Georgetown University, as Secretary for a two-year term


In addition, one student was appointed by the APPAM President, John Martinez, and the Chair of the Institutional Representatives, Heather Campbell, Claremont Graduate University, to serve a two-year term on the Policy Council through 2023. Congratulations to Daniel Santos from University of Massachusetts, Boston.

We are excited to see our newly-elected officials help APPAM grow in its service to the public policy community over the coming years!

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