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Kathryn Newcomer

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Kathryn Newcomer
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OccupationAuthor
Political scientist
Professor
TitleProfessor of Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
Awards
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Kansas
University of Iowa

Kathryn Newcomer is an American political scientist, author and professor of public policy and public administration. She was previously the director of the George Washington University's Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.[1]

Early life and education

Newcomer graduated with a B.A. in education and an M.A. in political sciences from the University of Kansas. Subsequently, she obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. While in Kansas, Newcomer served on the University Senate Libraries Committee.[2]

Career

Newcomer started her career as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Denver. Subsequently, she served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska and then joined George Washington University as Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Administration.[3]

Works

Newcomer has authored and co-authored different books and various publications.[4][5][6][7]

Among her notable works are:

  • The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation (1994)[8]
  • Meeting the Challenges of Performance-Oriented Government (2002)[9]
  • Getting Results: A Guide for Federal Leaders and Managers (2005)[10]
  • Transformational Leadership: Leading Change in Public and Nonprofit Agencies (2008)

Newcomer also serves on the Editorial Board of The American Review of Public Administration.[11]

Additional affiliations

Newcomer is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration since 1996, and currently serves on the Controller General's Education Advisory Panel.[3]

From 2006 to 2007, Newcomer served as President of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).[12]

From 2008 to 2014, Newcomer served on the Advisory Committee on Business and Operations of the National Science Foundation and since 2008, served on six committees of the National Academy of Sciences. She also served as a member of the board of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) from 2012 to 2015, in 2015, she then became President-Elect and in 2017, President of the AEA.[13]

Awards and recognitions

Newcomer has received different awards and recognitions, including:

She has also received different awards from the George Washington University, including the Peter Vaill Award for Excellence in Education (1995) and the Oscar and Shoshanna Trachtenberg Prize for Service (2014).[14]

Personal life

Newcomer is based in Washington, D.C.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Kathryn Newcomer | Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration | The George Washington University". tspppa.gwu.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  2. ^ "University of Kansas: Office of the Director of Libraries". Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  3. ^ a b "National Academy Of Public Administration". National Academy Of Public Administration. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  4. ^ "Improving Government Performance: Evaluation Strategies for Strengthening Public Agencies and Programs". Wiley.com. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  5. ^ Kee, James Edwin; Newcomer, Kathryn E. (2008). Transforming Public and Nonprofit Organizations: Stewardship for Leading Change (In the Public Interest): James E. Kee, Kathryn E. Newcomer: 9781567262278: Amazon.com: Books. ISBN 978-1567262278.
  6. ^ Newcomer, Kathryn E. (1996-11-30). "Using Performance Measurement to Improve Public and Nonprofit Programs". New Directions for Evaluation.
  7. ^ "Presidential Evidence Initiatives: Lessons from the Bush and Obama Administrations' Efforts to Improve Government Performance". Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  8. ^ Wholey, Joseph S.; Hatry, Harry P.; Newcomer, Kathryn E. (2010-11-08). Amazon: Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation. ISBN 978-0470522479.
  9. ^ "Meeting The Challenges of Performance-Oriented Government". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  10. ^ White, Barry; Newcomer, Kathryn E. (2005). Amazon: Getting Results: A Guide for Federal Leader and Managers. ISBN 978-1567261639.
  11. ^ "The American Review of Public Administration". SAGE Publications Ltd. 2015-10-28. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  12. ^ "NASPAA *The Global Standard in Public Service Education*". www.naspaa.org. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  13. ^ "AEA - American Evaluation Association : Board of Directors". www.eval.org. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  14. ^ "Trachtenberg Service Award Winners | Faculty Affairs | Office of the Provost | The George Washington University". facultyaffairs.gwu.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
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