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DPAP PhD receives national dissertation awards

William Resh honored by Academy of Management & American Political Science Association

Recent graduate William Resh (SPA/PhD ’11) has been selected to receive two national awards for his dissertation, Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations. Resh’s dissertation committee included Profs. Robert Durant (chair), David Pitts, and Patricia Sykes.

Resh will be honored by the Academy of Management with this year’s award for the best dissertation in public and nonprofit management. AOM is the leading professional association for scholars who focus on management and organizations, and Resh will receive the award at its annual meeting in August.

Resh will also receive this year’s George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award, given annually by the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation on the presidency. With more than 15,000 members in 80 countries, APSA is the largest professional association for the study of political science.

Resh is currently an assistant professor in the School of Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. His research and teaching focus on public management, executive branch politics, administrative rulemaking, and organization theory. His work has appeared in the Review of Public Personnel Administration and Public Administration Review.

DPAP graduates have received three dissertation awards in the past two years. Amanda Girth (SPA/PhD ’10) received last year’s Leonard White Award, given annually by the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in public administration.