The H. George Frederickson Award

The H. George Frederickson Award honors a senior scholar for career contributions to the field of public management.  Exemplary contributions include, but are not limited to, adding to the intellectual development of the field and building professional capital (e.g., journal development and other means of sharing PM scholarship and information) related to public management research. The Frederickson Award is presented annually at the Public Management Research Association conference.

Current Recipient

Norma M. Riccucci

The Public Management Research Association is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2020 H. George Frederickson Award is Norma M. Riccucci, Ph.D., Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of the School of Government and Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University.

Norma’s nomination stood out to the committee for several reasons. First, Norma’s scholarly contributions to public management are broad and deep. She is best known for her research on representative bureaucracy, social equity, and the employment patterns of underrepresented groups. This research has been inspiring both for practitioners and academics. Norma’s research embodies the spirit of George Frederickson’s call to embrace new issues in the field, and to not shy away from difficult and critical questions that challenge dominant thinking.

Second, Norma’s professional contributions to the development of the field are substantial.  She has been an exemplary citizen for our field, including serving in leadership roles for national and international conferences, journals, and mentoring junior scholars. She also served in leadership roles with PMRA, including as a past president and as a board member of the association. The year 2020 marks more than 35 years of Norma’s continuous research, teaching, and service contributions to the fields of public administration and management.  We are delighted to honor Norma’s contributions with the prestigious Frederickson Award.


Past Recipients:

2019 – H. Brinton Milward

2018 – John Bryson

2017 – Rosemary O’Leary

2016 – Hal Rainey

2015 – James L. Perry

2013 – Barry Bozeman

2011 – Kenneth J. Meier

2009 – Beryl Radin

2007 – Christopher Hood

2005 – Laurence Lynn, Jr.