Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Year in Review, 2015

In its 12 years of existence the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center has racked up a lot of accomplishments. Just this year, two center faculty were promoted, a new deputy director hired, numerous articles and books published, and successful programs expanded and completed. Some highlights:

  • Jodi Sandfort was promoted to professor, and Kathy Quick received tenure and was promoted to associate professor.
  • Nonprofit expert and Humphrey alum Stephanie Jacobs was hired as deputy PNLC director
  • The Local Government Innovation  Awards and Minnesota Senior Leadership Institute, overseen by Jay Kiedrowski were a hit once again.
  • The Master of Public Affairs cohort program achieved a record enrollment under the direction of Kevin Gerdes.
  • Jodi Sandfort published Effective Implementation in Practice:  Integrating Public Policy and Management, co-authored with Stephanie Moulton.
  • John Bryson, Barbara Crosby and Laura Bloomberg published Creating Public Value in Practice and Public Value and Public Administration.
  • John Bryson, Barbara Crosby and Melissa Stone published an invited article “Designing and Implementing Cross-Sector Collaborations: Needed and Challenging” in Public Administration Review.


Many projects are on the 2016 horizon!

Barbara Crosby, Associate ProfessorBarbara C. Crosby is associate professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and former academic co-director of the Center for Integrative Leadership at the University of Minnesota. She has taught and written extensively about leadership and public policy, integrative leadership, cross-sector collaboration, women in leadership, media and public policy, and strategic planning. She is the author of Leadership for Global Citizenship (1999) and co-author with John M. Bryson of (Leadership for the Common Good: Tackling Public Problems in a Shared-Power World 2d. ed. 2005).

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