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Virginia Tech Professor Anne Khademian elected a director at National Academy of Public Administration

November 28, 2016

Anne Khademian behind desk in her office
Anne Khademian

Anne Khademian, professor and director of the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, has been elected to the board of directors at the National Academy of Public Administration. She will serve a three-year term.

An independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization, the academy was established by the U.S. Congress in 1967 to assist government leaders in building more-effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations.

It provides a full range of advisory services to federal departments and agencies with a particular focus on organizational assessments/strategy development; implementation support and technical assistance; performance measurement systems; and stakeholder outreach/collaboration.

The academy’s unique feature is its more than 800 Fellows, including former cabinet officers, congressional members, and governors, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators. Fellows have a deep understanding of financial management, human resources, technology, and administrative functions at all levels of government, and they direct most of academy's studies.

Khademian, who is based in the National Capital Region, was named a Fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration in 2009. Directors are elected from among the Fellows.

Khademian’s research interests focus on leadership and organizational culture, inclusive management, policy networks, and the work of organizations involved in homeland security and financial regulation. 

She is the author of numerous articles on public management and public policy and the books "Working with Culture: The Way the Job Gets Done in Public Programs" (CQ Press, 2002); "Checking on Banks: Autonomy and Accountability in Three Federal Agencies" (Brookings, 1996); and "The SEC and Capital Market Regulation: The Politics of Expertise" (University of Pittsburgh Press 1992). 

She was a research Fellow at the Brookings Institution before teaching at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; the University of Michigan; and the University of Pennsylvania. She joined Virginia Tech in 2003. She is a member of several editorial boards for public administration and policy journals and has served as a co-editor for the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Khademian holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in political science from Washington University in St. Louis. 

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