University of Pittsburgh
November 13, 2014

National Academy of Public Administration Names Two Pitt Faculty as Fellows

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PITTSBURGH—Two University of Pittsburgh faculty members will be inducted this week as fellows of the National Academy of Public Administration, making Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs one of only two schools in the country to have two fellows elected this year.

WilliamWilliam Dunn Dunn, professor of public and international affairs, and John T.S. Keeler, dean of Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, will be inducted in a Nov. 13 ceremony in Washington, D.C. Two other faculty members in the school, Professors Carolyn Ban and Louise Comfort, were previously elected as fellows in 1997 and 2006, respectively.

The National Academy of Public Administration assists government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. Chartered by Congress to provide non-partisan expert advice, the academy’s fellows are prominent scholars as well as former federal cabinet officers, Congresspersons, governors, state legislators, mayors, business executives, and public administrators.

William Dunn is a widely known scholar in the field of public policy analysis and the use of science and other forms of evidence by policymakers. His best-known publication is the new and expanded fifth edition of Public Policy Analysis (Pearson, 2012), which is the most frequently cited book on the subject.

Dunn began his career at Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in 1969 as an assistant professor, and he has taught and studied public policy across the United States and abroad in many roles, including as founder and former director of Pitt’s Center for Public Policy and Management in Macedonia, visiting professor at the Center for International Development at the University of Bologna in Italy, visiting research professor at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, and distinguished visiting professor at the University of Southern California.

He is past president of the Policy Studies Organization and former editor of Science Communication, the journal of record for research on the uses of scientific evidence by policymakers. His published works include "Implementation: The Missing Link in Public Administration Reform in Central and Eastern Europe" for the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (2006); “A Pragmatic Strategy for Discovering and Testing Threats to the Validity of Sociotechnical Experiments” (Simulation Modeling: Practice and Theory, 2003); Knowledge, Power, and Participation in Environmental Policy Analysis (Transaction, 2001); and The Experimenting Society: Essays in Honor of Donald T. Campbell (Transaction, 1998).

DunnJohn T. S. Keeler earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a master's degree in government and a PhD in government and international relations, both from the Claremont Graduate School and University Center. He studied French and African Studies prior to joining the first group of Peace Corps volunteers in Senegal in 1962. A master athlete, he has competed in the Senior Olympics at state and national levels.

John T. S. Keeler is a specialist on comparative public policy, transatlantic relations, and European politics.

Before joining Pitt as dean in 2007, he served on the faculty at the University of Washington. Keeler has conducted research abroad as a research fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and as a research associate or visiting professor at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford in England; the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, both in France; the London School of Economics; and the University of Tübingen in Germany. He also has served as a USAID consultant to the Supreme Rada of Ukraine.

He has published The Politics of Neocorporatism in France: Farmers, the State and Agricultural Policy-making in the Fifth Republic (Oxford University Press, 1987); Réformer: Les Conditions du Changement Politique (Presses Universitaires de France, 1994); Defending Europe: The EU, NATO, and the Quest for European Autonomy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003); Chirac's Challenge: Liberalization, Europeanization and Malaise in France (St. Martin’s Press, 1996); and two volumes of Agricultural Policy (Edward Elgar, 2000) as well as numerous journal articles.

Keeler served as president of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs from 2010-2011 and as chair of the European Union Studies Association from 2005-2007. In recognition of his research on France, he was honored as a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Ministry of National Education in 2004; Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the French Ministry of Agriculture in 2001; and Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 1998. Keeler received the American Political Science Association's Gabriel A. Almond Award in 1979 and the University of Washington's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992.

Keeler holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree and a PhD in political science from Harvard University.

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