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School of Government Faculty David Ammons Serves as Senior Scholar in Mexico

August 29, 2018
School of Government

In 2018, School of Government faculty member David Ammons was selected as one of seven senior scholars by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). These faculty members offered guidance to a select group of young international students at ASPA’s seventh International Young Scholars Workshop.

The four-day workshop hosted 14 doctoral students, graduates and new professors in Michoacán, Mexico, on August 12–16. This workshop was conducted in partnership with the Centro de Cooperación Regional para la Educación de Adultos en América Latina y El Caribe (CREFAL) and in cooperation with the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).

“Each Young Scholars class conducts remarkable research that goes on to have a considerable impact within public administration,” Executive Director Bill Shields said. “We look forward to watching how their research and experience on the ground in Mexico changes our understanding of public administration around the world.”

The Young Scholars Workshop offers an international forum that brings together outstanding young scholars and distinguished senior scholars who serve as their mentors.

David Ammons is a semi-retired faculty member who continues to work at the School of Government on a part-time basis. During his career as a professor of public administration and government, he has written and taught about performance measurement, benchmarking, and productivity improvement in local government. He has written eight books on local government management and has served on the National Performance Management Advisory Commission; the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA); the Executive Council of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA); and the board of directors of ASPA’s Center for Accountability and Performance.

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