SPIA professor is recipient of APSA lifetime achievement award

By: Shelby Steuart

Professor of Public Administration and Policy and PhD Program Director J. Edward Kellough was recently awarded the American Political Science Association’s 2019 John Gaus Award and Lectureship. APSA is the premier association for political science conferences and publications and publishes four academic journals. The John Gaus Award and Lectureship is awarded annually to honor a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration.

Dr. Kellough has been a faculty member at UGA since 1988 and previously served as the Department Head of Public Administration and Policy and MPA Director. He specializes primarily in the field of public personnel management, with recently published articles addressing issues such as decreased diversity associated with government contractors and affirmative action in the public sector.

Dr. Kellough is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.  Previously, he served as President of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), was a member of the NASPAA Executive Council and served on the NASPAA Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation. He is currently on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals.

Dr. Kellough will formally accept the award in August at the annual APSA meeting. Congratulations on this major lifetime achievement!