Riccucci-O’Leary Award

PMRA is pleased to announce a new award permanently endowed by former PMRA presidents Norma Riccucci and Rosemary O’Leary.

The name of the award will be the annual PMRA “Riccucci-O’Leary Award for Best Article on Diversity published in JPART or PPMG”.    For the purposes of this award, diversity should be defined broadly to include (but not be limited to) race, gender, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, disability, culture, and age, as well as ideological diversity and diversity of thought.  The criteria for the award will be: Originality and innovation, theoretical contribution, quality of empirical work (if any), clarity of writing and presentation, and expected impact.  The winner will be selected annually by a committee appointed by the PMRA president, and will receive a cash prize as well as a plaque.

Thank you Norma and Rosemary for elevating the discussion of diversity issues that are so vital to public management, and for rewarding quality scholarship on the subject!