Data Foundation Conference, Faculty Kudos, And More
Data Foundation Conference, Faculty Kudos, And More
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June 22-23 Free Event: Data Foundation and TSPPPA Host 2022 Virtual Research Symposium
The Data Foundation’s 2022 “Virtual Research Symposium: Assessing Capacity for Using Data to Build Actionable Evidence” is on June 22-23, in partnership with the Trachtenberg School. Register to engage with presenters on strategies to increase use of data and evidence for decision-making and a better-informed society. Researchers, data analysts, evaluators, program managers, and other experts from across the data and evidence community will share knowledge and innovative practices.
This year’s theme centers on assessing capacity for using data to build actionable evidence, aligning with Spring 2022 publication of assessments by federal agencies about their capacity for engaging in evidence-building activities and other major initiatives of the Evidence Act implementation currently underway.  
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Endowed Professor Sanjay Pandey Honored with H. George Frederickson Award 
The Public Management Research Association (PMRA) selected Trachtenberg Professor Sanjay Pandey for its annual career award for contributions to public management scholarship and the development of professional capital in the field.
Dr. Pandey's research contributions include 81 journal articles, 12 scholarly honors and the 2013 NASPAA/ASPA Distinguished Research Award, and leadership for the Public Administration Review (PAR) journal's Symposium on Race, Gender, and Social Equity in Governance, which aligns with his commitment to social equity. Congratulations, Dr. Pandey! 
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More Faculty Kudos
Dr. Ivy Ken was awarded the 2022 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award from the American Sociological Association; Race, Gender and Class Section for her co-authored work with A.S. Helmuth, "Not Additive, Not Defined:  Mutual Constitution in Feminist Intersectional Studies." in Feminist Theory, 22(4), 575-604. She also recently published with K.S. León “Regulatory Theater in the Pork Industry: How the Capitalist State Harms Workers, Farmers, and Unions" in Crime, Law, and Social Change. 

Dr. Eiko Strader was awarded a RAND Faculty Leaders Program fellowship for the summer of 2022. Faculty Leader Fellowships are awarded to 12–16 selected faculty to participate in a policy analysis summer program organized and led by the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and aimed at building diversity in the field of public policy.
Focus on Input for Regulation
Professor and co-director of the Regulatory Studies Center (RSC), Steve Balla, recently published with Z. Xie, "The Durability of Governance Reform: A Two-wave Audit of Notice and Comment Policymaking in China" in Regulation & Governance.
Improving the opportunity for input on regulation was also a focus of Research Professor Jerry Ellig’s career. His legacy was recently honored in a memorial conference celebrating his life and publications and also in a book edited by Patrick A McCaughlin and RSC director and Research Professor Susan E. Dudley, Jerry Ellig on Dynamic Competition and Rational Regulation: Selected Articles and Commentary. 
MPP/MPA Program Director Panelist at American Indian Impact Project Summit 
During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, Dr. Anil Nathan participated in the 2022 American Indian Impact Project Summit and Gala’s Educational Equity Panel. Under an annual theme of “Dream with Ambition”, Dr. Nathan’s panel discussed ways to increase access to opportunity and ensure K-12 and postsecondary education systems serve all students, and overall build a more equitable and safer world for everyone. The Summit brought together over 300 South Asian American community leaders, philanthropists, policy leaders, and celebrities.  
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PAR Symposium Highlight
Free access continues to be offered for the PAR Symposium on Race, Gender and Social Equity in Governance, featuring numerous Trachtenberg faculty members. The Symposium includes two publications by TSPPPA Asst. Professor Kate Yang. One finds support for the "glass cliff" hypothesis that women are more likely to become city managers when cities face budget insolvency and are more likely to leave the leadership position when insolvency continues. The other shows park and recreation nonprofits are associated with better park access in a city but the access gain accrues more to whites than other racial/ethnic groups.  
  • Yan, L, K., Connolly, L., & Connolly, J. M. (20222) Is There a Glass Cliff in Municipal Management? Examining the Hiring and Departure of Women City Managers. Public Administration Review, 82(3), 570-584.
  • Cheng, Y. (D), Deng, S., & Yan, L. K. (2022).  Nonprofit Density and Distributional Equity in Public Service Provision: Exploring Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Public Park Access across U.S. Cities. Public Administration Review, (82)3, 473-486. 
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Staff Introduction: Gregory Nelson
We are thrilled to welcome Gregory Nelson as our new Lead Student Services Specialist. Gregory has been mentoring, coaching, and advising students throughout his 6-year career in higher education focusing specifically on their academic achievement, personal development, leadership potential, and sense of cultural well-being. Gregory is originally from Jamaica and came to Maryland in 2008, where he currently resides with his family.  
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Staff Introduction: Emma Salter
We are also excited to welcome Emma Salter as our new TSPPPA Communications Manager. In this role, she’ll highlight the work of TSPPPA, our students, our alumni community, and our faculty. Please reach out to Emma with news to share. Before TSPPPA, Emma was a communications specialist in the Washington, DC area for five years. She is a proud Michigander and a big fan of all Detroit sports - in her spare time, you can find her at the latest touring Broadway show.  
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