Anne Khademian, professor with Virginia Tech's Center for Public Administration and Policy, School of Public and International Affairs, at the Alexandria, Va., campus has been elected a National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellow.

Khademian received a doctorate in political science from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and a master of public administration and a bachelor’s in political science from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.

She is the author of three books: Working with Culture: How the Job Gets Done in Public Programs (CQ Press, 2002); Checking on Banks: Autonomy and Accountability in Three Federal Agencies (The Brookings Institution, 1996); and The SEC and Capital Market Regulation: The Politics of Expertise (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992), as well as 21 articles and 11 chapters. Her research specializations include organizational theory, public management, public policy, and political economy.

Founded in 1967, NAPA is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan corporation chartered by the U.S. Congress. It provides trusted advice on issues of governance and public management to leaders in every branch and at every level of government, both domestically and internationally. Fellows are elected by their peers and include the nation’s top policy makers, outstanding public administrators, distinguished scholars of public policy and public administration, business executives, labor leaders, current and former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors, state legislators and diplomats. All have extensive experience in a variety of issues at the highest levels of public service.

Previously elected NAPA Fellows from Virginia Tech include Emeriti Professors Charles Goodsell, John Rohr, and Gary Wamsley, as well as Suzette Denslow, an adjunct faculty member in Richmond, Va.