Dr. Lael Keiser, Director of the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, has been elected as a 2019 Fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). NAPA offers non-partisan assistance to government leaders in addressing public administration challenges.
Dr. Keiser will join a membership of over 850 Fellows who are, according to NAPA’s website, “the Academy’s primary vehicle for addressing current and emerging issues and contributing to the intellectual and popular discourse on government.” The Fellows attend the annual Fall meeting, provide their insight and experience to panels and committees, as well as elect new members each year.
“Dr. Keiser’s election as a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration attests to her national and international reputation as a distinguished scholar of public management and public policy,” said Dr. Patricia Okker, Dean, College of Arts and Science. “As a Fellow, she joins other leaders around the nation providing expert advice and analysis to our government officials.”
In addition to being the Director of the Truman School of Public Affairs, Dr. Keiser is a Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Political Science. Her awards include the Herbert Simon Award from the Midwest Political Science Association (2013) and the Rita Mae Kelly Award from the American Society for Public Administration for distinguished research on women’s issues (2013).