Academic journal article Public Administration Review

Awards 1999

Academic journal article Public Administration Review

Awards 1999

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Dwight Waldo Award

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

Deil S. Wright is Alumni Distinguished Professor of political science and public administration at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he has served on the faculty since 1967. He previously taught at Wayne State University and the University of Iowa, as well as holding visiting professorships at the University of California (Berkeley) and the University of New Mexico. He holds B.A., M.P.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.

His research and writing has covered a range of issues in public administration, state and local government, federalism, intergovernmental relations, and public finance. He has authored numerous books, monographs, research reports, and articles including three editions of Understanding Intergovernmental Relations and most recently edited Globalization and Decentralization. He has lectured extensively overseas on U.S. federalism and intergovernmental relations in the Far East, Australia, Africa, and Europe. In addition to research on decentralization and administrative reform in Japan and Korea, he is currently involved in studying U.S. devolution at the state and local level in the implementation of welfare reform.

He has been president of the Southern Political Association and chair of the ASPA Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management. He is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and has served on the Director's Advisory Committee of the National Institutes of Health, and the North Carolina State Goals and Policy Council as well as that State's Internship Council. …

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