Askew School Director elected as a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow

Gary VanLandingham, Ph.D., Director and Senior Practitioner in Residence of the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.  

In this role, Dr. VanLandingham will assist in providing nonpartisan insights and assistance to Congress and federal agencies, as well as state, local, and international government entities on issues of importance to governance.   

“Dr. VanLandingham is the latest COSSPP faculty member recognized as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration,” said Dean Tim Chapin. “As a Fellow Dr. VanLandingham can advocate for best practices and new ideas in public management, helping to ensure that the nation’s policy and administrative systems evolve within the dynamic world we live in.” 

Dr. VanLandingham was elected to this position following a rigorous review of his contributions to the field of public administration and policy by the Academy’s Nominating Committee, followed by a vote of the Academy’s membership.   

“I am honored to be selected for this opportunity to work with some of the nation’s leading public administration scholars and public leaders to address key issues in public management,” said Dr. Vanlandingham. “Membership in this respected community will allow me to both bring the Askew School’s great scholarship to national policy discussions and to identify innovations that can contribute to the School’s ongoing teaching, research, and public service activities.”    

Chartered by Congress to provide non-partisan expert advice, the National Academy of Public Administration was established in 1967 to assist government leaders in building more effective organizations. The Academy’s membership includes former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors and state legislators as well as prominent scholars, business executives, nonprofit leaders, and public administrators. 

Academy fellows utilize their wealth of experience to serve as the cornerstone of the organization. They contribute valuable insight to Academy projects, working with both private foundations and government organizations to evaluate responses to emerging public administration issues. 

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