NAPA names four fellows from Maxwell School faculty
Four Maxwell School faculty members have been selected to
join the National Academy of Public Administration as 2019 Academy Fellows.
NAPA is a congressionally chartered, nonpartisan, and nonprofit
academy providing expert advice to government leaders in building and managing
more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. Fellows
are selected based on their substantial scholarly contributions to the field of
public administration, or significant and broadly applicable administrative
experience. Inducted fellows contribute to the field of public administration
by serving on NAPA boards, panels, or committees; serving on specific project
panels (which conduct studies under contract with government agencies or with
the support of foundations, corporations, and associations); participating in
symposia and seminars; and/or providing congressional testimony.
Induction into NAPA is considered one of the leading honors
for scholars in the discipline. The new fellows will join former cabinet
officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors and state legislators,
prominent scholars, business executives, nonprofit leaders, and public
administrators as NAPA fellows.
The Maxwell School inductees — all of them professors of
public administration and international affairs — are:
James E. Baker, also
a professor of law and director of Syracuse University’s Institute for National
Security and Counterterrorism. A highly regarded national security lawyer and
policy advisor, Baker teaches classes on national security law, emerging
technologies and national security, ethics, leadership, intelligence, and the
laws of war. He is the author of two books, In
the Common Defense: National Security Law for Perilous Times (Cambridge
University Press, 2014) and Regulating
Covert Action (Yale University Press, 1992, with W. Michael Reisman).
Leonard Burman, Paul
Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. Burman, who is also a fellow at the
Urban Institute, specializes in federal tax policy, budget policy, tax
expenditures, the individual alternative minimum tax, and the changing role of
taxation in social policy. He is the author of Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University
Press, 2012, with Joel Slemrod) and The
Labyrinth of Capital Gains Tax Policy: A Guide for the Perplexed (Brookings
Institution Press, 1999), and co-editor of several additional books.
Leonard Lopoo, Maxwell
Advisory Board Professor of Public Policy and director of Maxwell’s Center for
Policy Research and the Maxwell X Lab. Lopoo’s interests primarily involve the
family: fertility, marriage, maternal employment, and the social welfare
policies designed to assist the low-income population. He is the recipient of
numerous awards for his research and teaching, including Maxwell’s
Birkhead-Burkhead Teaching Excellence Award, Excellence in Graduate Education
Faculty Recognition Award, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for junior
faculty; and, from Syracuse University, a Meredith Teaching Recognition Award.
Peter Wilcoxen, Ajello
Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy and director of Maxwell’s Center
for Environmental Policy and Administration. Wilcoxen’s principal area of study
is the effect of environmental and energy policies on economic growth,
international trade, and the performance of individual industries. He is the
author of Double Dividend: Environmental
Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States (MIT Press, 2013, with Dale W.
Jorgenson, Richard J. Goettle, and Mun S. Ho), Climate Change Policy after Kyoto: Blueprint for a Realistic Approach
(Brookings Institution, 2002, with Warwick J. McKibbin), and Notes and Problems in Applied General Equilibrium
Analysis (North-Holland, 1992, with Peter B. Dixon, B. R. Parmenter and
Alan A. Powell).
Induction of the new fellows will occur during NAPA’s fall meeting,
November 7-8, in Arlington, Virginia.