University at Albany

Rockefeller College Alumnus Earns Public Administration Honor

Contact:  Mary Hunt (518) 442-5264

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 22, 2010) -- David M. Van Slyke, PhD ’99 was recently named a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). Van Slyke, an associate professor of public administration at The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University and a senior research associate in the Campbell Institute of Public Affairs, was introduced to the Academy during NAPA’s 2010 Fall Meeting in Washington, DC. Joining Van Slyke at the meeting was Rockefeller College Dean Jeffrey D. Straussman, also an Academy Fellow.

Jennifer Manner, '86, Distinguished Alumna Award in Political Science recipient

David Van Slyke, PhD ’99
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Dean Jeffrey D. Straussman (at left) with David Van Slyke, PhD ’99 at the Fall 2010 NAPA Meeting in Washington, DC. Both Straussman and Van Slyke are NAPA Fellows.

A public and nonprofit management specialist, Professor Van Slyke teaches a course in public organizations and management as well as a course on the implementation of social policy at The Maxwell School. His research interests include public-private partnerships, government contracting, government-business relationships, and strategic management.  

A highly sought-after speaker, Professor Van Slyke has published on public and nonprofit management topics in journals such as the Public Administration Review, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Administration and Society, Organization Science, the American Review of Public Administration, Public Performance and Management Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Local Government Studies, and the International Journal of Public Administration.

Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress, the National Academy of Public Administration is a non-profit, independent coalition of top public management and organizational leaders who tackle the nation's most critical and complex public management, governance, policy and operational challenges. Central to the Academy’s mission is improving the quality, performance and accountability of government.