Sue Faerman of the Department of Public Administration and Policy and the Ph.D. programs in Organizational Studies and Information Science has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the University community during her 17 years as a research assistant and then faculty member.

She has compiled an impressive record of academic service while maintaining a strong record in research and teaching. Respected nationally as a scholar of public management education and development, Faerman has co-authored three books. A faculty member since 1987, she has earned a reputation as a committed and talented instructor, teaching master's courses in research methods and statistics, managerial leadership in the public sector and organizational analysis and development, as well as Ph.D. seminars in organizational behavior and theory and research methods.

In addition to these responsibilities, she has held important leadership positions, such as chairmanships of the Council on Educational Policy and the Women's Concerns Committee, and has served as a member of numerous committees at the departmental, college, and university levels. She has made special contributions to Project Renaissance and the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in organizational studies, and to state government.

Some of her exceptional service has been recognized with a certificate of merit from Disabled Student Services, and with a Bread & Roses Award for work on behalf of gender equity and improving the quality of women's lives on campus.

This year her activities include service as chair-elect of the University Senate; membership on the Educational Policy Council and the search committees for the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs; directorship of the MPA program in Public Administration and Policy; and internship coordinator in the Graduate School of Public Affairs. She is also a member Albany's National Coalition Building Institute chapter, and an officer with the national Academy of Management.

1997 Excellence Awards