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CAP Selects Fellows for Measurement Research

Five individuals have been selected to receive the inaugural Social Equity Fellowship offered by the American Society for Public Administration’s Center for Accountability and Performance and the National Academy of Public Administration’s (NAPA) Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance.

The Fellows will identify promising approaches for measuring and advancing the performance measurement of social equity. The CAP Fellowship is intended to provide a balance between academic and practitioner perspectives by drawing from academic literature and empirical operational experiences. Fellowships were awarded through a competitive selection process.

Following a rigorous review process, the following two CAP Research Fellow teams were selected:

  • Benoy Jacob, Ph.D., assistant professor and director at Center for Government Research and Training, Buechner Institute for Governance, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Public Affairs.
  • Sam Larson, doctoral student and project lead for Community Cohesion and Resilience Project at the Center for Local Government Research and Training, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Public Affairs. 
  • Brandi Blessett, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Public Policy & Administration, Rutgers University-Camden.
  • Marc Fudge, Ph.D., assistant professor and undergraduate academic coordinator, College of Business and Public Administration, California State University – San Bernardino.
  • Tia Sherèe Gaynor, Ph.D., assistant professor of public administration, School of Management, Marist College. 

Fellowship appointments will begin Jan. 2, 2015. Fellows will receive technical assistance and be linked to researchers and practitioners in performance measurement.

During the 12-month Fellowship, CAP Fellows will develop white papers, write a report for CAP’s Performance Management Guide and make presentations at professional conferences.

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