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Jonathan Koppell, dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs and director of its School of Public Affairs, was formally inducted as a National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellow on Nov. 15.
“Being recognized as a NAPA Fellow alongside the other accomplished scholars and practitioners of public management is a tremendous honor,” said Dean Koppell, one of 44 NAPA Fellows initiated in this fall.
Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress as an independent, nonprofit organization, the academy aims to provide non-partisan expert advice to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable and transparent organizations.
“We had an exceptionally strong set of nominations for Academy Fellows this year,” said B.J. Reed, chair of the nominating committee, in a press release. “The nominating committee had a difficult charge to identify those who should be chosen to go forward for election and carried it out with a high degree of professionalism and skill.”
As a part of the prestigious organization, Koppell joins the ranks of more than 730 Academy Fellows – among them, former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives and public administrators.
“The academy is honored to add these leaders in public administration to its ranks,” said Dan Blair, president and CEO of the academy, in a news release announcing the new class. “Elected by their peers, these inductees will drive the important work of the academy in addressing emerging issues in government.”
A published author and highly regarded academic, Koppell’s research interests include government involvement in for-profit enterprise; global regulatory institutions, including international financial regulatory bodies; federal insurance, loan and credit guarantee programs; regulation of financial institutions; and corporate governance, including issues related to government ownership and shareholder activism.
He said he is looking forward to working with the organization to help drive forward its goal of “bettering administration of government organizations to serve our communities more effectively.”
Other ASU leaders in the academy include ASU President Michael Crow and James Svara, professor and director of the Center for Urban Innovation within the School of Public Affairs.