Education Finance and Accountability Program (EFAP)

William D. Duncombe, June 11, 1955 - May 11, 2013 - Contributions

William D. Duncombe

William Duncombe Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Professor Duncombe's family invites his friends, colleagues, and students to honor his life by supporting future MPA students through a donation to the

William Duncombe Memorial Graduate Scholarship.

The Maxwell School of Syracuse University

William Duncombe Memorial Graduate Scholarship

200 Eggers Hall

Syracuse, NY 13244

Duncombe Doctoral Educator Award Fund

NASPAA has created the Duncombe Doctoral Educator award in memory of longtime Syracuse University public administration professor

William Duncombe, who passed away in May 2013. The award will annually recognize a faculty member at a NASPAA school who has made

significant contributions to doctoral education, beginning in 2014.

Bill earned an MPA and PhD at Syracuse's Maxwell School, where he taught for 22 years.  Bill was beloved for his teaching and mentorship of

doctoral students.  His teaching was recognized with multiple awards from the university and from NASPAA.  He was elected a Fellow of the

National Academy of Public Administration.   

In memory of Bill's generous and patient dedication to students' education, and appreciation of his caring and good humored nature, several

of his friends and former colleagues initiated the award to honor Bill's amazing contributions as a doctoral educator.  The award has been

endorsed by his family.

We encourage those who knew Bill to make a contribution in order to fund a small annual award.  Any amount is welcome and appreciated.

You can donate via PayPal (account not required) at

Or send a check, payable to NASPAA (write "Duncombe Award" on the memo line), to:


1029 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 1100

Washington, DC 20005

NASPAA is happy to answer any questions. Please write or call 202-628-8965, ext. 106.