Kelman Honored by the American Political Science Association

August 4, 2010


Harvard Kennedy School Professor Steven J. Kelman has been selected by the American Political Science Association as winner of the 2010 John Gaus Award and Lectureship. The Award is designed “to honor a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of science and public administration, and to recognize achievement and encourage scholarship in public administration.”

Kelman is the Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead professor of public management and author of many books and articles on the policymaking process and on improving the management of government organizations. From 1993 through 1997, he served as Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget. During his tenure as Administrator, Kelman played a lead role in the Administrations reinventing government effort. He led Administration efforts in support of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 and the Federal Acquisition Reform Act of 1995.

The American Political Science Association is a professional organization founded in 1903 for the study of politics, and now has more than 15,000 members in 80 countries. The association’s annual awards program is scheduled for September 2 during the 2010 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

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Photograph of Professor Steven Kelman

Steven J. Kelman, Weatherhead professor of public management

The Gaus Award is designed “to honor a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of science and public administration, and to recognize achievement and encourage scholarship in public administration.”