December 1, 2010

RTI International's Derick Brinkerhoff Named National Academy of Public Administration Fellow

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Derick Brinkerhoff
Derick Brinkerhoff

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—Derick Brinkerhoff, Ed.D., distinguished fellow in international public management at RTI International, was inducted into The National Academy of Public Administration as a fellow.

Brinkerhoff was elected based on his substantial scholarly contribution and experience in the fields of public administration and public affairs as well as his contributions to the advancement of public administration. He was one of 29 leaders inducted during the NAPA Annual Meeting November 18-19 in Washington, D.C.

"We are very proud of Derick and his many contributions to the public administration profession," said Bert Maggart, executive vice president or RTI's International Development Group. "This is a well-deserved honor and recognizes Derick's many professional achievements thus far, as well as his potential to help guide the field for years to come."

Brinkerhoff has more than 25 years of experience with public management issues in developing and transitioning countries, focusing on policy analysis, program implementation and evaluation, participation, institutional development, democratic governance, and management change.

He has received multiple awards and honors for his published research in social science and policy studies and for his contributions to the theory and practice of international development and comparative public administration.

Brinkerhoff has written or edited eight books, 43 refereed articles, 29 book chapters, and numerous conference papers. In 2008, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development named him to the experts' group of the Partnership for Democratic Governance. Brinkerhoff is also a co-editor of the United Kingdom-based journal Public Administration and Development.

Additionally, Brinkerhoff holds an associate faculty appointment at George Washington University's Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.

The National Academy of Public Administration was created to help public sector leaders meet the important and varied management challenges of today and anticipate those of the future. Chartered by Congress as an independent, non-partisan organization, NAPA undertakes its important work on behalf of the public sector by anticipating, evaluating, analyzing and making recommendations on the nation's most critical and complex public management, governance, policy and operational challenges.

Through the trusted and experienced leaders that comprise its more than 650 Fellows and direct its projects and services, NAPA improves the quality, performance and accountability of government.

Criteria for membership include substantial scholarly contribution and/or experience in public administration and public affairs, demonstrated concern for the advancement of public administration, adherence to the highest ethical standards, and the willingness and ability to contribute to the work of the Academy.