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Executive Council 2016-17

NASPAA's governing body is a 18-member Executive Council, elected by the membership for staggered three-year terms. The President serves a one year term, as does the Vice President / President-elect before becoming President.

Executive Committee 2016-17

David Birdsell, PRESIDENT
Laurel McFarland, Executive Director

Executive Council 2016-17

Maria Aristigueta (MEMBER, 2016-2019)
Associate Director of School of Public Policy & Administration;
Charles P. Messick Professor of Public Administration
School of Public Policy & Administration
University of Delaware

David Birdsell (President, 2016 - 2017)
Marxe Dean
Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
Baruch College, CUNY

Laura Bloomberg (MEMBER, 2015 - 2018)
Associate Dean
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota

Josefina Bruni-Celli (MEMBER, 2014 - 2017)
Coordinator of the Center for Public Policy;
Coordinator of the Master of Public Management
IESA, Venezuela

Uday Desai (MEMBER, 2015 - 2018)
School of Public Administration
University of New Mexico

Edward Jennings (MEMBER, 2014 - 2017)
Director of Graduate Studies, Ph.D. Program; Director of International Programs
Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
University of Kentucky

Patricia Moore (MEMBER, 2014 - 2017)
MPA Program Director and MPA Non-Profit Management Coordinator
Department of Public Administration
Kean University

Jack Meek (VICE PRESIDENT, 2016-17)
Professor, Public Administration
College of Business and Public Management
University of La Verne

Michael Pagano (MEMBER, 2016-2019)
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
University of Illinois at Chicago

C. Michelle Piskulich (PAST PRESIDENT, 2016-2017)
Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Political Science
Division of Academic Affairs
Oakland University

R. Karl Rethemeyer (MEMBER, 2014 - 2017)
Interim Dean
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
University at Albany

Keith Snider (MEMBER, 2015 - 2018)
Senior Associate Dean & Professor of Public Administration and Management
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Naval Postgraduate School

Chandler Stolp (MEMBER, 2015 - 2018)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor of Public Affairs
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin

Paul Teske (MEMBER, 2014 - 2017)
School of Public Affairs
University of Colorado Denver

Kurt Thurmaier (MEMBER, 2016-2019)
Professor and Chair, Department of Public Administration
Founding Director, School of Public & Global Affairs
Northern Illinois University

Mary Beth Walker (MEMBER, 2015 - 2018)
Dean & Professor, Center for State and Local Finance
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University

Kaifeng Yang (MEMBER, 2016-19)
School of Public Administration and Policy
Renmin University of China/
Askew School of Public Administration and Policy,
Florida State University

Aziza Zemrani (MEMBER, 2016-2019)
Acting Chair
Department of Public Affairs and Security Studies
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


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