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Jennings is an associate member of the National Academy of Public Administration ’s Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is past president of the ASPA.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2004) -- University of Kentucky public policy and administration professor Edward T. Jennings Jr. has been honored with the Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration from the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
Jennings , who holds a primary appointment with UK’s James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and a joint appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Political Science, received the award at ASPA’s conference in Portland, Ore.
He has been extensively published, co-authoring and co-editing four books, including “Meeting the Challenges of Performance Oriented Government,” “From Nation to States,” “The Revitalization of the Public Service,” and “Distribution, Utilization, and Innovation in Health Care.”
His scholarly articles have been published in such journals as Public Administration Review, Chinese Public Administration Review, and the American Political Science Review . He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Affairs Education. His students have won numerous national and regional awards.
Jennings conceived Lexington’s first 9/11 Day of Caring and served on the committee that made it a reality in 2003.
He is an associate member of the National Academy of Public Administration ’s Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is past president of the ASPA.
He received his bachelor’s (1968) and master’s degrees (1972) in political science from the University of New Orleans and his Ph.D. doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis in 1977.