Sean Nicholson-Crotty, SPEA professor and director of the Ph.D. in Public Affairs and Joint Ph.D. in Public Policy Programs, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
Nicholson-Crotty is one of 50 leaders in the field of public administration to be inducted as fellows at the academy's annual meeting in November in Arlington, Virginia. Selection of academy fellows follows a rigorous review of the individuals' contributions to the field of public administration and policy. Nicholson-Crotty was nominated for the honor by SPEA professors Robert Kravchuk, Michael McGuire and David Rosenbloom (American University). All are NAPA fellows.
Nicholson-Crotty specializes in public management and federalism with a focus on intergovernmental relations and the diffusion of public policies among subnational governments. He has published more than four dozen articles on these subjects in top public affairs and political science journals.
Chartered by Congress to provide non-partisan expert advice, the National Academy of Public Administration is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization established in 1967 to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable and transparent organizations.