BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Two faculty members from the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs have been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration for inclusion in its 2023 Class of Academy Fellows.
“I am very pleased to welcome David and Claudia to the Academy’s 2023 class of Fellows,” said Terry Gerton, president and CEO of the Academy. “Our distinguished Academy Fellows are nationally recognized and respected for their expertise in the field of public administration and David and Claudia are no exceptions. We proudly welcome this outstanding new class of Fellows that will help advance the Academy vision—a just, fair, and inclusive government that strengthens communities and protects democracy.”
Konisky’s research focuses on U.S. environmental policy and politics, with particular emphasis on environmental and energy justice, regulation, federalism, and public opinion. His work has been published in various journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, Climatic Change, Environmental Research Letters, Global Environmental Change, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Politics, Nature Energy, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Public Opinion Quarterly.
“I am honored to join such a distinguished group of public servants, business and nonprofit leaders, and scholars,” Konisky said. “I am looking forward to helping NAPA in its mission to improve government’s capacity to solve complex problems.”
Avellaneda specializes in governance and public management in developing countries, with an emphasis on local governments. Her main research interests are decentralization, public policy, innovation, governance, and public management, with a regional focus on Latin America. Specifically, she investigates determinants of government performance in Latin American municipalities by focusing on the role of the local chief executive—the mayor.
“It is an honor to be elected a NAPA Fellow and to join colleagues whose service, dedication, and academic contributions to the field I admire,” Avellaneda said. “This fellowship will give me the opportunity to be active on two NAPA standing panels, including the Standing Panel on International Affairs. This panel assists in developing democratic institutions in transitional democracies throughout the world; addressing public management challenges in developing countries, examining management of the U.S. government’s international activities, and promoting information sharing on promising practices in public management. I’m looking forward to being part of this enriching opportunity.”
Selection of the Academy’s new Fellows follows a rigorous review of the individual’s contributions to the field of public administration and policy. A Fellows Nominating Committee makes its recommendations to the full Fellowship, which then votes on those individuals to be elected. The 2023 class joins nearly 1,000 Academy Fellows -- including former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors, and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators.
Induction of the new Fellows will occur during the annual Academy Fall Meeting, which will take place in-person November 1-3 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C., with a focus on “The Grand Challenges in Public Administration.” Registration information can be found here.