2013 NASPAA/ASPA Distinguished Research Winner Announced

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Sanjay Pandey of Rutgers University wins.

NASPAA: The Global Standard in Public Service Education and the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) announce that Dr. Sanjay Pandey of Rutgers University-Campus at Newark has won the 2013 Distinguished Research Award. The annual award recognizes a scholar whose research has made substantial impact on the thought and understanding of public administration.

Dr. Pandey’s research covers public service motivation, organizational performance, bureaucratic barriers (“red tape”) and a range of other topics. He has clarified the concept of “publicness” in terms of the differences between public and private management approaches and responsibilities in terms of motivation, performance, mission and other elements.

Dr. Pandey is a full Professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration at Rutgers-Newark. He received a Ph.D. in Social Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Dr. Pandey has published over 50 journal articles, many of which have been cited by other scholars an exceptionally high number of times: 43 articles have been cited at least 10 times, seven of which have been cited more than 100 times.

In his nomination letter, Rutgers School of Public Affairs & Administration Dean Marc Holzer wrote, “Dr. Pandey has made major scholarly contributions to the public administration literature and has been a galvanizing force for research.” He added, “As much as any scholar working today, Professor Pandey deserves credit for providing an empirical basis to address the central questions in public administration and public affairs.”

Dr. Pandey was nominated by two previous Distinguished Research Award recipients: Dean Holzer and Donald Moynihan at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and by Hal Rainey at the University of Georgia, previous recipient of the ASPA/NASPAA Charles Levine Memorial Award. Dr. Pandey will be presented with the award October 10 during NASPAA’s Annual Conference in Washington.

NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, is the global standard in public service education. It is the membership association of over 280 schools of public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public & nonprofit management, located across the U.S. and in 11 countries around the globe. NASPAA is also the recognized accreditor of master's degree programs in these fields. NASPAA's twofold mission is to promote excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service.

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA, http://www.aspanet.org) is the premiere organization advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and nonprofit administration. It has more than 8,000 members working at the local, state and federal level and in the nonprofit sector. ASPA promotes the value of joining the public service profession and works to enhance and strengthen public service by providing access to professional development, networking and career advancement opportunities.

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