UT Dallas PNM News and Accolades – March 2021

March 30, 2021

Featured news, awards, and publications from the The Public and Nonprofit Management Program at the University of Texas at Dallas.ย 

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๐—จ๐—ง ๐——๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฃ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—” ๐—ฃ๐—จ๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—– ๐—”๐——๐— ๐—œ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐——๐—˜๐—š๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜

UTD’s Public and Nonprofit Management Program is going strong! This year UTD Dallas has been ranked 11th in the top 15 schools for a public administration degree by Best Value Schools, based on in-state tuition and enrollment. We are always grateful to our students, faculty, alumni, and administration as they are the reason behind all these achievements.
Learn More: bestvalueschools.org


๐—ฃ๐—ก๐—  ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—  ๐—›๐—˜๐—”๐——, ๐——๐—ฅ. ๐— ๐—˜๐—š๐—›๐—ก๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—•๐—›๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ช๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—˜๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—— ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——

PNM Program Head, ๐——๐—ฟ. ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ต๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—น selected for the 2021 Outstanding Scholar award by The Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations (SPALR) of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an exemplary record of research, teaching and service in public human resource management.

๐—ง๐—˜๐—ข๐——๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ข ๐—•๐—˜๐—ก๐—”๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—˜๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—— ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—ฆ๐—” ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—จ๐—Ÿ ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—ก ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—–๐—˜

PNM Associate Professor of Practice, Teodoro Benavides received the prestigious Paul Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National Annual Conference 2021. This award is to recognize Mr. Benavides for his exceptional contributions both as an academic and practitioner in the field of public administration over the past ten years.

๐—ฃ๐—ก๐—  ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—จ๐——๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—˜๐—— ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—™๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐—ฅโ€™๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ช๐—ฆ๐—›๐—œ๐—ฃ

PNM second-year Ph.D. student Thanh Hoang has been selected as the 2021 #ASPAย Founderโ€™s Fellow by the American Society for Public Administration. ASPA Founders’ Fellows is a prestigious and highly competitive program that recognizes outstanding students and new professionals in the field of public service and public administration. The 2021 Foundersโ€™ Fellows will receive a complimentary 2021 Annual Conference registration, a year-long mentorship with a seasoned practitioner or senior scholar, and professional development opportunities throughout their year as a Fellow. Hoang’s areas of research include public human resource management, nonprofit fundraising, and social media engagement.

๐—ฃ๐—ก๐—  ๐—ฃ๐—›.๐——. ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—จ๐——๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—˜๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—— ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—œ๐—ฃ

PNM Second year Ph.D. Student, Thanh Hoang selected for the ASPA 2021 SPOD scholarship. This scholarship is awarded by the APSA’s Section on Professional and Organizational Development (SPOD) to help facilitate learning to advance students’ academic work and interests in finding solutions to the public organizational challenges.

Ph.D. Candidate ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ selected for the ASPA 2021 Wallace O. Keene Conference Scholarship Award. This is a prestigious award by theย  American Society for Public Administration (ASPA to students in the fields of public administration and public policy. The scholarship is intended to emphasize the impact of ethical leadership on the public’s trust in government. After her graduation, Shahrin will join the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the University of Minnesota as a Fellow for the Presidentโ€™s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Leadership and Management.

Ph.D. Candidate, ๐—ญ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ selected for the ASPA 2021 Wallace O. Keene Conference Scholarship Award. This is a prestigious award by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) to students in the fields of public administration and public policy. Zeeshan also received the SICA David Gould Scholar Award by the ASPA Section on International and Comparative Administration (SICA). After his graduation, he will join the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy as a Postdoc Research Associate in summer.

๐—ฃ๐—›๐—— ๐—–๐—”๐—ก๐——๐—œ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—–๐—” ๐——๐—”๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—— ๐—š๐—ข๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——

Final year Ph.D. in Public Affairs candidate, Zeeshan Noor selected for the 2021 Annual ASPA SICA David Gould Scholar Award. This prestigious award by the ASPA Section on International and Comparative Administrationย (SICA) is highly competitive.

๐—ฃ๐—ก๐—  ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—จ๐——๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—š๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—™๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—–๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ง ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ ๐—ก๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—”-๐—•๐—”๐—ง๐—ง๐—˜๐—ก ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—จ๐——๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐— ๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก

Congratulations to Lexi Jenson, Master student of UT Dallas Public Affairs Program and her team on being the First Place Regional Winning Team at the February 27th 10:30 am virtual site of the 2021 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. In this year’s competition, there were nearly 400 students from 120 universities in 30 countries at 4 global sites. The four winning teams from each site are moving on to the global โ€œAll Starโ€ round in which a panel of prominent judges will identify the global winner Learn more: nbsims.org/2021-site-wining-teams


๐——๐—ข๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ฃ๐—จ๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—– ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—–๐—˜ ๐— ๐—ข๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—— ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—–๐—”๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—•๐—•๐—˜๐—”๐—ก?

PNM Program Head Dr. Meghna Sabharwal and Ph.D. Alumnus Dr. Romeo Abraham, in collaboration with Dr. Charlene M. L. Roach and Dr. Wayne Charles-Soverall at the University of the West Indies, have recently published a study that examines Public Service Motivation in the Caribbean context. Results indicate a significant negative relationship between senior leadership and turnover intentions, but a positive and significant relationship between PSM and turnover intentions. The study also highlights the need for studying leadership, motivation, and turnover by utilizing a cultural and value lens to examine and understand employee behaviors in public organizations outside of North America.
Learn more: journals.sagepub.com


PNM Ph.D Student Al C. Johnson-Manning in collaboration with Lauren Slade – LGBTQ and HIV Programs and Services, Resource Center have recently published two articles to examine the impacts of the ongoing pandemic on transgender communities and senior housing challenges to LGBTQ older elder.
Learn more: link.springer.com