Institutional Membership

APPAM Membership is more than attending a conference.

It's a highly-experienced network of academics, researchers, practitioners, and students.

It's being on the cutting edge of policy analysis and management topics that affect everyone engaged with research.

It's a community dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in the field.

APPAM Institutional Memberships are available to schools, foundations, government agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and research organizations that contribute to the advancement of the public policy field.


Membership Perks Included

All Institutional Members receive one complimentary Professional Membership.
Academic institutions receive 20 free Student Memberships annually.
Non-academic institutions receive five free Professional Memberships for staff.




What is Institutional Membership? 

APPAM membership ensures that you and your students or colleagues are on the cutting edge of policy analysis and management issues that affect all policy scholars.

APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education. Founded in 1979, APPAM hosts annual research conferences, publishes a top academic journal, presents several achievement awards, administers fellowships for underrepresented students and new professionals, and creates networks of scholars, students, and institutions to foster engagement and the exchange of information.

Be part of this vibrant and active community! Below you will find additional information on the many benefits an APPAM institutional membership has to offer. You can also download this Institutional Member Infographic (PDF)  to share with your institution.


Institutional Member Benefits

Institutional membership with APPAM provides opportunities for professional development, education, resources, a sense of community, and more. Institutional members have access to APPAM's top tier offerings and several complimentary discounts. Additionally, institutional members are offered exclusive benefits at our Annual Fall Research Conference. See below for more details on benefits. 


Professional Development

Awards: APPAM offers prestigious awards that recognize excellence in policy research of multiple areas including those only available for Institutional Members including the PhD Dissertation Award and the three Equity & Inclusion Fellowship cohorts.

APPAM Career Connections: The recently-updated APPAM Career Connections boasts a clean look with updated features for the best experience for job seekers and employers alike. Career Connections hosts only relevant resumes and job postings, making the process less saturated and easier to find both jobs and employees. Institutional Members are able to post jobs at no cost by using our special member discount code. 

Institutional Member Forums: Exclusive to Institutional Members, APPAM offers members the opportunity to host an Institutional Member Forum. APPAM and the Institutional Member work together to co-host an event around a relevant policy topic at the institution free of charge to attendees. 

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM): Institutional Members receive a complimentary subscription to JPAM. This includes digital access to JPAM Online with additional search and advanced article release features.

Podcasts & Webinars: All members have access to our library of professional development podcasts and webinars. Topics include tips for presenting at academic conferences, interview prep, faculty position negotiation, and deep-dives on policy hot topics. Institutional Members are eligible to co-sponsor these resources and present on recent research. 

APPAM Newsletters: All Institutional Members receive dedicated monthly newsletters from APPAM's Executive Director. 


Membership and Annual Fall Research Membership Savings

Complimentary Memberships: 

  • All Institutional Members receive one complimentary Professional Membership.
  • Academic institutions receive 20 free Student Memberships annually.
  • Non-academic institutions receive five free Professional Memberships for staff.

Fall Conference Onsite Benefits: Enjoy exclusive opportunities during the Fall Research Conference, such as complimentary interview space, affiliate reception space, PhD Program Fair, and discounted sponsorship opportunities.


Community of Peers

APPAM Communities: Propose a new APPAM Community group or serve as a chair for an existing Community. These groups meet virtually and in-person based on an element or idea such as religion, research type, geography and more. These Communities provide invaluable opportunity for connection and we encourage leadership within Institutional Members. 

 E-ListsAPPAM strives to provide our members with access to a broad collection of tools, content, practical resources, and a smart and vibrant community of peers via the E-List Member Forum Communities. These groups serve as a platform to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in ongoing conversations.

Membership Directory: This members-only institutional and individual member database allows you to search for colleagues based on location, research topic, and member type. Did you meet someone at the last conference you attended? Many members build future research collaborations by connecting via the directory.

Voting and Nominations: Participation in APPAM Governance activities depends on the membership type. The Institutional Member Representative receives voting privileges as a Professional member.


Membership Dues & How to Join


APPAM defines an institutional member to be an entire organization, or any specific unit within an organization that might pay the annual institutional dues. Multiple units within an organization may join as institutional members so that they are listed individually in the Membership Directory, have their own representative, and own membership benefits.

Institutional membership dues are payable in January of each year.

Please note that institutional membership does not include individual membership benefits for all persons employed at an APPAM institutional member. To enjoy individual membership benefits, the institution must set up the complimentary memberships, or an individual can join as a professional member.

Institutional Membership: $2,500/year, payable starting October 1.

Please email with any questions or to renew your Institutional Membership.


Thank you to our current institutional members! 

Institution Contact
Abt Associates Beth Boulay
AcademyHealth Michael Gluck
American Institutes for Research Christina Yancey
American University Alison Jacknowitz
Arizona State University Lily Hsueh
Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Sherry Ryan
Brandeis University Alexandra Pineros-Shields
Brookings Institution Melanie Rose
Brown University David Blanding
Bush School - Texas A&M University Lori Taylor
Carnegie Mellon University Mark Kamlet
Claremont Graduate University Heather Campbell
Claremont McKenna College Zachary Courser
Clemson University Jenny Presgraves 
Cleveland State University Roland Anglin
College of William and Mary Elaine McBeth
Columbia University School of Social Work Qin Gao
Cornell University Maria Fitzpatrick
Daniel Evans School of Public Policy and Governance Heather Hill
Duke University Phil Napoli
Education Research Alliance of New Orleans Douglas Harris
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Lara Arnold
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Nathan Anderson
Fors Marsh Group Michael Frye
George Mason University Mark Rozell
George Washington University Mary Tschirhart
Georgetown University Maria Cancian
Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy Barbara Schone
Georgia Institute of Technology Cassidy Sugimoto
Georgia State University Ross Rubenstein
Harvard University Debra Isaacson
Indian Institute Of Management Bangalore Hema Swaminathan
Indiana University Bradley Heim
John Jay College Elaine Yi Lu
Johns Hopkins University Keshia Pollack Porter
La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin, Madison Anne Oyamada
Maastricht Graduate School of Governance / UNU-MERIT Mindel van de Laar
Mathematica Jill Constantine
MDRC John Martinez
Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy Hui Weng Tat
New York University Sherry Glied
NORC at the University of Chicago Rupa Datta
Northeastern University Linda Kowalcky
Northwestern University Diane Schanzenbach
Northwestern University SESP Jonathan Guryan
Pardee RAND Graduate School Rachel Swanger
Penn State School of Public Policy Lilliard Richardson
Pepperdine University Michael Shires
Princeton University Karen McGuinness
RAND Corporation Jennie Wenger
Rutgers University - New Brunswick Andrea Hetling
Rutgers University - Newark Charles Menifield
Social Security Advisory Board Conway Reinders
Syracuse University Colleen Heflin
The Ohio State University Trevor L Brown
The Policy Academies Lynette Rawlings
Tulane University Douglas N. Harris
University at Albany, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Edmund Stazyk
University of Arizona Laura Bakkensen
University of California, Berkeley Henry Brady
University of California, Los Angeles Mark A. Peterson
University of California, Riverside Mark Long
University of Central Florida Abdul-Akeem Sadiq
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Jodi Daily
University of Colorado, Denver Paul Teske
University of Connecticut Mohamad Alkadry
University of Delaware - Biden School of Public Policy and Administration Joseph Trainer
University of Georgia Bradley Wright
University of Illinois, Springfield Tyrone Dooley
University of Kentucky Ron Zimmer
University of Maryland - Baltimore County Jane Lincove
University of Maryland, College Park Douglas Besharov
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Juniper Katz
University of Massachusetts, Boston Christian Weller
University of Michigan Michael Barr
University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs Nisha Botchwey
University of Missouri Lael Keiser
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Douglas MacKay
University of North Carolina, Charlotte Elizabeth Stearns
University of Notre Dame Melinda Fountain
University of Oklahoma Aimee Franklin
University of Oregon Nicole Ngo
University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice Sarah Bachman
University of Pittsburgh Carissa Slotterback
University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy T.J. McCarthy
University of Texas at Arlington David Coursey
University of Texas at Austin Varun Rai
University of Texas at Dallas Evgenia Gorina
University of Virginia, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Ian Solomon
University of Western Cape Michelle Esau
Urban Institute Shayne Spaulding
Vanderbilt University Carolyn Heinrich
Virginia Commonwealth University Susan Gooden
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Kris Wernstedt
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Randall Eberts
Washington University in Saint Louis Daniel Ferris
Westat Patricia Troppe
York College of Pennsylvania Vincent Cannizzaro