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ASPA Founders' Fellows

ASPA launched the Founders’ Fellows program in 2006 to support the next generation of public service leaders through a series of professional development opportunities. The Fellows attend and present at the Annual Conference on a subject matter paper on an issue related to their scholarship or work, which is also published in PA TIMES Online if they wish.

Initially open to graduate students, the Founders' Fellows program has expanded to include new professionals in the first three years of their public service career.

MPA Student Year Location Paper Title

Richard Davis, Jr.

Richard Davis, Jr.

2021 Virtual Connect to success: Bridging the Digital Divide through Public-Private Partnerships

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David Lehman

2020 Anaheim, CA On the Wicked Problem of Climate Change
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Emmy Hicks
Thibodaux, LA

2019 Washington, DC University Utilizing Collaborative Efforts across Multiple Disciplines in Higher Education as an Engine to Promote Social Change while Generating Interest in Higher Education Programs

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Nicole Wesley
Baton Rouge, LA

2018 Denver, CO Skepticism of Scientific Evidence: The Implications of Human Behavior on Policymaking

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Naomi Collier
Baton Rouge, LA

2014 Washington, DC