Kelly LeRoux, professor of public administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is one of 39 leaders in the field of public administration who have been shortlisted for the 2021 class of National Academy Fellows of ‘public administration.
The induction of the new fellows will take place at the academy’s annual fall meeting, which will take place virtually and in person at five host sites across the country from November 3-9.
LeRoux conducts research on the role of nonprofit organizations in the delivery of public services, nonprofit political activities, public procurement and intergovernmental collaboration.
His research has been published widely in leading journals in public administration, politics, urban studies, and not-for-profit. She has published 35 peer-reviewed articles, seven book chapters and three books, including co-author of “Nonprofits and Civil Society in the United States” (2015) and “Performance and Public Value in the Hollow State ”(2021).
His research has been sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kresge Foundation, the Institute for Policy on Civic Engagement, the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and the Great Cities Institute at UIC.
LeRoux, who has worked at UIC since 2010, is Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Public Administration and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research at the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.
Prior to her academic career, she worked for 11 years as a director for a behavioral health and housing nonprofit organization and served on numerous nonprofit boards.
The selection of new academy fellows follows a rigorous examination of the individual’s contributions to the field of administration and public policy. A scholarship nominating committee, selected by the president of the academy’s board of directors, makes recommendations to the entire fraternity, which then votes on who is nominated for scholarship.
The 2021 class reaches over 940 Academy members, including former cabinet members, members of Congress, governors, mayors and state lawmakers, as well as prominent academics, business leaders, non-profit executives and public administrators.
Licensed by Congress to provide expert non-partisan advice, the National Academy of Public Administration is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization established in 1967 to help government leaders create more effective, efficient, accountable organizations. and transparent.