University at Albany

Excellence in Research

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Four faculty members received this tribute in 1996 for Excellence in Research.

Daniel LevyDaniel LevyEducational Administration & Policy Studies

Daniel Levy has established both a national and an international reputation in not one but four major fields - education, Latin American studies, political science, and the new field of Third Sector (non-profit organizational) studies. Among the School of Education's most accomplished scholars with the field of education itself, his core concern has been civil society, and especially the political relationships therein. He has demonstrated the vibrancy of civil society where conventional wisdom has ignored or denied it. Within political science, Levy has earned a reputation as one of the world's top Mexicanists. In all four of his major research areas, her has received major grants and also published extensively in top journals, edited books and encyclopedias. The substantive and methodological breakthroughs Levy has made on inter-related issues such as authoritarianism, autonomy, and accountability could only have occurred because of his unusual ability to blend fields in novel ways. His work shows the best side of what modern multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary undertaking can produce.

Excellence in Research

Arthur Applebee Daniel Levy Edward L. Hannan Frank Hauser

Educational Theory and Practice
Daniel Levy
Educational Administration
& Policy
Edward L. Hannan
Health Policy
& Management
Frank Hauser

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