Awards 2000

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Dwight Waldo Award

For Outstanding Contributions to the Literature and Leadership of Public Administration through an Extended Career

Patricia Wallace Ingraham
Syracuse University

Patricia Wallace Ingraham is Distinguished Professor of public administration and political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. At the Maxwell School, she was also the founding director of the Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute and the first director of the Government Performance Project, a multi-year analysis of management capacity at the local, state, and federal levels. Dr. Ingraham received her B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, an M.A. from Michigan State University, and her Ph.D. from Binghamton University. She is the author or editor of nine books on public management including The Foundation of Merit (Johns Hopkins University Press) and Putting Management in the Performance Equation (forthcoming, John Hopkins University Press) and of numerous articles, chapters, and monographs on the topics of administrative reform and human resource management.

Dr. Ingraham has taught and lectured widely throughout Europe, and in Canada, China, and Australia. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, an international fellow at the Canadian Centre for Management Development, and an eminent scholar at the Chinese National School of Administration. In the United States, she has served on the Department of Defense's Defense Science Board for Human Resource Management, the Public Advisory Committee for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the Comptroller General's National Advisory Board for the U.S. General Accounting Office. She was a project director for the Volcker Commission and authored its Task Force Report on Recruitment and Retention in the Federal Civil Service. She served as president of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration in 1996-97. She was the chair of the Section on Public Administration for the American Political Science Association and has chaired numerous committees for ASPA, APSA, and NASPAA.

Dr. Ingraham received the Midwest Political Science Association's Herbert Simon Award for Career Contributions to Public Administration in 2000. …