Remembering H. George Frederickson

Dear PMRA Family,

We are deeply saddened that H. George Frederickson passed away on Friday, July 24, from cancer.

George, the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor emeritus at the University of Kansas, was one of the founders of the Public Management Research Association. He also was founding editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART) as well as the Journal of Public Administration Education (JPAE). He was former president of the American Society of Public Administration.

To know George is to have loved him, and it is impossible to imagine the chasm his loss leaves behind. A prolific scholar and adored teacher, George was an inspiration to many of us. He will be missed.

A remembrance is planned for the 2021 Public Management Research Association conference in Hawaiʻi. Given George’s dedication to diversity and social equity, we invite you to contribute in his memory to the PMRA Meier Travel Inclusion Award Fund that supports PhD students from underserved populations in the United States to attend and participate in PMRA conferences each year.

Click here to donate.

Also, check out these tributes from some of George’s former students and friends.

A Tribute to H. George Frederickson – One of public administration’s modern-day founding fathers in The Journal of Public Affairs Education

A Tribute to H. George Frederickson from the ASPA Section on Democracy & Social Justice