Dr. Donald Moynihan, New Member On Board of Advisors, Wins Prestigious Kershaw Award

Donald Moynihan, Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs, joins the Board of Advisors. His research examines the application of organization theory to public management issues such as performance, budgeting, homeland security, election administration, and employee behavior. In particular, he studies the selection and implementation of public management reforms. Professor Moynihan has presented his research on public sector performance to policymakers at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Moynihan’s work has appeared in Nature, the American Journal of Political ScienceJournal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and numerous other scholarly journals. A native of Ireland, Moynihan completed his bachelors of arts in public administration at the University of Limerick, and his master's and Ph.D. in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Professor Moynihan was recently announced as the 2014 winner of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s David N. Kershaw Award.  The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, honors an outstanding scholar, under 40 years of age, who has made outstanding contributions to research on public policy or public management. The award is made once every two years and is determined by the president of Mathematical Policy Research, the president of APPAM, and the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.