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Nabatchi and Schwegman earn NASPAA distinctions

October 22, 2019

Tina Nabatchi

Tina Nabatchi

Maxwell School professor, Tina Nabatchi, and a PhD student in public administration, David Schwegman, were each individually honored at the recently concluded NASPAA annual conference in Los Angeles.

Nabatchi, a professor of public administration and international affairs, received the 2019 Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes faculty members at NASPAA institutions who make outstanding contributions to public service education through excellence in teaching over a sustained period of time. Nabatchi, who joined the Maxwell faculty in 2007, is the Joseph A. Strasser Endowed Professor in Public Administration, and a faculty research associate at the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC). She teaches courses on public organizations and management; public administration and democracy; collaborative and participatory governance; managing interpersonal, group, and systemic conflict; and the intellectual history of public administration.

Schwegman was selected as a 2019 NASPAA Emerging Scholar. The award recognizes the most promising doctoral candidates who will be job seeking an academic position in the coming academic year. Schwegman, a graduate associate in Maxwell’s Center for Policy Research, studies state and local public finance, public financial management, discrimination in the public and private sectors, social and urban policy, education policy and finance, and experimental methods. His dissertation examines bureaucratic discrimination and local property tax administration and policy. His research has been published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the National Tax Journal, and Housing Policy Debate.

The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) is an international association of public affairs schools at universities in the U.S. and abroad. The 2019 conference was held from October 16 to 19, in Los Angeles, and was themed Reconstructing Governance for the Next 50 Years.


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