Nabatchi and Schwegman earn NASPAA distinctions
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
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
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.