WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs today announced that Beth Gazley, professor and associate vice provost for faculty and academic affairs, has been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) for inclusion in its 2019 Class of Academy Fellows, in recognition of her years of public administration service and expertise. Induction of the 51 new Fellows will occur during the Academy’s annual fall meeting, which will take place November 7-8 in Arlington, Virginia.
“It’s an honor to belong to one of the most diverse and balanced classes of new Fellows,” Gazley said. “I look forward to serving, and I am most especially grateful to Lisa Amsler for nominating me.”
Gazley is co-founder of the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute and co-principal investigator on Prepared for Environmental Change, a Grand Challenge research program at IU. Her focus is on civil society and philanthropic behaviors related to climate change adaptation. She was appointed associate vice provost for faculty and academic affairs in 2019.
“We are incredibly proud of Beth’s recognition as a NAPA Fellow,” said O’Neill School Dean Siân Mooney. “Her reputation as a first-rate teacher, scholar, and administrator is unparalleled, and this acknowledgement is an honor to both Beth and our school, where she joins more than a dozen other O’Neill colleagues as NAPA fellows.”
As a scholar, Gazley specializes in nonprofit management, inter-organizational collaboration, the management of membership associations, and volunteerism. Best known for her groundbreaking work on nonprofit-government collaboration, Gazley is a prolific writer and researcher, with more than 60 published works since 2001. She also studies governmental reliance on charities to fund public services.
“I am very pleased to welcome Beth Gazley to the 2019 class of Fellows,” said Academy President and CEO Terry Gerton. “Our Fellows are nationally recognized for their expertise and contributions to the field of public administration, and Beth is no exception. The 2019 class is an outstanding group that will enrich our Fellowship, especially as we unveil the Grand Challenges in Public Administration and collaborate across the field to find solutions.”
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 2019 class joins more than 900 Academy Fellows – including former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators.
About the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington
The O’Neill School is a world leader in public and environmental affairs and is the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States. In the 2020 list of “Best Graduate Public Affairs Programs” by U.S. News and World Report, the school ranks first in the country. Five of its specialty programs are ranked in the top-five listings, including the No. 1 nonprofit management program.