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Dr. Frank Thompson Awarded The Louis Brownlow Book Award from the National Academy of Public Administration

Frank Thompson, PhD

Dr. Frank Thompson, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark, has been awarded the 2021 Louis Brownlow Book Award from the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) for his book "Trump, the Administrative Presidency, and Federalism," coauthored with Kenneth Wong (Brown University) and Barry Rabe (University of Michigan). The award recognizes outstanding contributions on topics in the field of public administration of interest to practitioners and scholars and is generally given to an author who provides a fresh look at ideas that contribute to the understanding of how governmental institutions can most effectively serve the public.

In Trump, the Administrative Presidency, and Federalism, published by Brookings Institution Press in 2020, the authors analyze the dynamics and unique qualities of Trump’s administrative presidency in healthcare, climate change, and education and show how Trump took unprecedented steps to undermine and otherwise reshape domestic policy programs through executive action.

Dr. Thompson is a nationally renowned scholar of politics and administration, policy implementation, public management, federalism and intergovernmental management, and health policy. Over his 40-year plus career, he has published extensively in top-tier academic journals, including Public Administration Review and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory; served in various university administration roles and on editorial boards; and been awarded numerous honors for his scholarship and service to the field. He has been a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration since 1994.