SPAA Professor Gregg G. Van Ryzin Inducted as a 2019 Fellow by the National Academy of Public Administration
Dr. Gregg G. Van Ryzin, professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University–Newark (SPAA), has joined the 2019 Class of Academy Fellows in the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in recognition of his contributions to the field of public administration. Van Ryzin was one of 51 fellows inducted on Thursday, November 7, 2019, during the Academy’s Annual Fall Meeting held in Arlington, Virginia.
Selection of the Academy’s new fellows follows a rigorous review of the individual’s contributions to the field of public administration and policy. A Fellows Nominating Committee makes its recommendations to the full Fellowship, which then votes on those individuals nominated to be a Fellow. The 2019 class joins nearly 900 Academy Fellows – including former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, nonprofit leaders, and public administrators.
“Especially for someone coming from outside the field of public administration – my PhD is in psychology – it is quite an honor to be selected as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration,” said Dr. Van Ryzin. "I hope that my skillset in experimental and behavioral research can contribute to NAPA's mission of helping government agencies at all levels address some of their most important management challenges."
Dr. Van Ryzin is co-director of the Center for Experimental and Behavioral Public Administration (CEBPA) at Rutgers SPAA and is widely respected for his scholarship on citizen satisfaction with urban services, coproduction, performance measurement, nonprofit organizations, housing and neighborhood issues, and comparative public opinion about government policy and institutions. He is a founding editor of the Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, a not-for-profit, open-access journal, serves as co-editor for the International Public Management Journal, and is North American Vice President for the International Research Society for Public Management. Dr. Van Ryzin earned his PhD in psychology at the City University of New York, and his bachelor’s degree at Columbia University.