Texas A&M Bush School Prof Inducted As 2014 National Academy Of Public Administration Fellow

November 21, 2014

Ann BowmanAnn Bowman, a professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, was inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) at the organization’s meeting in Washington, D.C. 

Bowman is a professor in the Department of Public Service and Administration and holds the Hazel Davis and Robert Kennedy Endowed Chair in Government and Public Service at the Bush School.

NAPA is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization chartered by Congress in 1967 to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable and transparent organizations.  Bowman joins an elite group of some 800 other fellows, including former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives and public administrators. The academy helps the federal government address its critical management challenges through in-depth studies and analyses, advisory services and technical assistance, congressional testimony, forums and conferences. 

Bush School Executive Associate Dean Arnold Vedlitz praised Bowman’s record of scholarly accomplishment, which led to the fellowship.

“Dr. Bowman’s selection as a NAPA Fellow recognizes and honors her significant contributions to the field of public policy and administration,” Vedlitz said. “Her research and extensive publication record have had a major effect on state-level public policy development in the areas of environment, economic development, land use and intergovernmental relations.”

Bowman joined the Bush School faculty in 2008, coming from the University of South Carolina, where she was the James F. and Maude B. Byrnes Professor of Government. She has published articles in various scholarly journals. Her most recent book, co-authored with Richard C. Kearney, is the ninth edition of State and Local Government, published by Wadsworth.

Her latest research explores interactions among governments, particularly interstate cooperation and competition, and state actions toward local governments. A Fulbright scholar, Bowman has won the Donald C. Stone Award for Research, given by the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management of the American Society for Public Administration and has been president of three organized sections of the American Political Science Association. She is set to become president-elect of the Southern Political Science Association in 2015.

“Being chosen a NAPA Fellow is a career milestone,” Bowman said.  “NAPA casts a long shadow in the public sector; the academy’s studies of the federal system have led to important changes in agency structure and program design. I look forward to participating in subsequent NAPA studies, especially those with a state and local government focus.”

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