Institutional Membership

Being a member of APPAM is more than attending a conference.


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

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

It is 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.

View the 2022 Annual Fall Research Conference onsite benefits for institutional members!

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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.



Professional Development and Education


The ability to nominate persons for the APPAM Ph.D. Dissertation Award and recognition in various APPAM publications.

 Job Board and Interviewing, a job board hosted by APPAM, ASPA, and NASPAA, is the source for professional jobs in the public sector - government, nonprofits and NGO's, consulting, and academia - and for advice and information about public service careers.

Institutional Members are eligible to have job opportunities posted directly on the APPAM website. This Job Listing is consistently within the top 10 visited pages. Email for the way to get your job posted.

Institutional Members can also interview for and hire job candidates at the APPAM Fall Research Conference through complimentary participation in the APPAM Policies in Position (PIP) program. More information below. 

Member Forums

The opportunity to host APPAM Institutional Member Forums.

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. Email Ryan Martz at rmartz for participation and sponsor information.

Policy Newsletters

All institutional members receive dedicated monthly newsletters.




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Complimentary Professional & Student Memberships

Institutional Members receive one complimentary Professional Membership for the organization’s institutional representative. This representative participates on the APPAM Committee of Institutional Representatives.

In addition, academic institutions receive 20 free Student Memberships annually. Non-academic institutions receive five free Professional Memberships for junior staff.

Email to set up these memberships.

Discounted Sponsor Opportunities

Institutional Members are guaranteed discounted conference sponsorship opportunities. Review the 2022 Fall Research Conference sponsorship options here.

Institutional Members-Only Conference Benefits


Institutional Members enjoy exclusive opportunities during the Fall Research Conference, such as complimentary interview space, affiliate reception space, PhD Program Fair, and discounted sponsorship opportunities.

These members also have the opportunity to host  APPAM Institutional Member Forums.

 Journal of Policy Analysis and Management  (JPAM)

All members receive a complimentary subscription to JPAM. This includes digital access to JPAM Online with additional search and advanced article release features.

Community of Peers


We strive 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.

Networking Events

Members receive complimentary registration for the many  member forums and networking events held throughout the year.

Voting and Nominations

Participation in APPAM Governance activities depends on the membership type:

  • Professional Members have voting privileges in all APPAM elections, are eligible for nomination to the Policy Council, and can nominate colleagues to the Policy Council.
  • Institutional Members can nominate persons for the APPAM PhD Dissertation Award. The Institutional Member Representative receives voting privileges as a Professional member.
  • Student Members are non-voting members. Student members may be nominated for the Policy Council as a Student Representative, and to the Student Advisory Committee.

Membership Dues & How to Join


APPAM defines an "institutional member" to be an entire organization, not any specific unit within an organization that might pay the annual institutional dues. Multiple units within an organization may share the dues payment for the organization and each unit may name its own representative, and have separate listings in the APPAM institutional membership directory.

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. In order to enjoy individual membership benefits, the institution must set up the complimentary memberships, or an individual can join as a professional member.

To view all Membership types in detail,  please click here

Institutional Membership: $2,300/year, payable in January

To join, download the institutional membership application. 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 Lawrence Friedman
American University Alison Jacknowitz
Arizona State University Lily Hsueh
Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Nancy Aries
Brandeis University Michael Doonan
Brookings Institution Stephanie Aaronson
Brown University Susan L. Moffitt
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 Laura Olson
Cleveland State University Roland Anglin
College of William and Mary Elaine McBeth
Columbia University Mellissa Begg
Cornell University Maria Fitzpatrick
Duke University Phil Napoli
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Lara Arnold
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Jane Dokko
Florida State University Daniel L. Fay
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
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Douglas Noonan
John Jay College Elaine Yi Lu
Johns Hopkins University Keshia Pollack Porter
Maastricht Graduate School of Governance / UNU-MERIT Mindel van de Laar
Mathematica Jill Constantine
MDRC John Martinez
Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dubai Immanuel Moonesar
Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy Hui Weng Tat
New York University Sherry Glied
NORC at the University of Chicago Shazia Miller
Northeastern University Maria Ivanova
Northwestern University Diane Schanzenbach
Northwestern University SESP Jonathan Guryan
Pardee RAND Graduate School Rachel Swanger
Penn State Harrisburg Daniel Mallinson
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 Robert Bifulco
The Ohio State University Trevor L Brown
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 Stacey Hirose
University of California, Riverside Anil Deolalikar
University of Central Florida Doug Goodman
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Jodi Daily
University of Colorado Denver Paul Teske
University of Connecticut Mohamad Alkadry
University of Delaware Andrea Pierce
University of Georgia Bradley Wright
University of Houston Jim Granato
University of Illinois, Springfield Tyrone Dooley
University of Kentucky Ron Zimmer
University of Maryland - Baltimore County Jane Lincove
University of Maryland School of Public Policy Philip Joyce
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Alasdair Roberts
University of Massachusetts, Boston Heather MacIndoe
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 Daniel Gitterman
University of North Carolina, Charlotte Stephanie Moller
University of Notre Dame Melinda Fountain
University of Oklahoma Aimee Franklin
University of Oregon Grant D. Jacobsen
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 Washington Scott Allard
Urban Institute Shayne Spaulding
Vanderbilt University Shaun Dougherty
Virginia Commonwealth University Elsie Harper-Anderson
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 John Altman