2023 Best Dissertation Award

The purpose of the PMRA Best Dissertation Award is to encourage and reward exemplary public management research at the doctoral level. To be eligible for consideration, dissertations must have been completed and defended between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

Each submission will be assessed based on the following criteria:

Nominations must include a letter explaining why the nominated dissertation merits this recognition, as well as a PDF copy of the dissertation.

The winner will receive $500, as well as reimbursement of at least $500 in travel expenses to attend the 2023 conference and a waiver of the conference registration fee.

Nominators should submit a nomination letter that addresses the criteria above and a copy of the dissertation here: https://tinyurl.com/55nyaxwx by May 8, 2023.  Please submit documents in PDF format.

If experiencing technical issues, please contact Kevin Campbell at PMRA@ku.edu.

The Best Dissertation award will be presented at the 2023 Public Management Research Conference to be held at Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht, Netherlands, June 27-30.

The 2023 Committee members are:

Thanks to the committee members for their service.

Past Recipients:

2022 – Marija Aleksovska, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University

2021 – Shelena Keulemans, Assistant Professor, Public Administration, Radboud University

2020 – Miyeon Song, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina

2019 – Andrea Headley, Assistant Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University

2018 – Huafang Li, Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University