Kirsten Grønbjerg, SPEA professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Efroymson Chair in the IU Lilly School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, has been named an academy fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
She is one of 50 leaders in the field of public administration inducted as fellows at the academy’s annual meeting recently in Washington, D.C. Selection of academy fellows follows a rigorous review of the individuals’ contributions to the field of public administration and policy.
Grønbjerg is a nationally recognized scholar on nonprofit and public sector relationships. For the last 16 years, she has directed a major project on the Indiana Nonprofit Sector: Scope and Community Dimensions, which analyzes and disseminates information about Indiana nonprofits and their contributions to the state and local communities. Her other research and publications focus on nonprofit funding relations, capacity, data sources, and the American welfare system.
Chartered by Congress to provide nonpartisan expert advice, the National Academy of Public Administration is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization established in 1967 to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable and transparent organizations.
Grønbjerg becomes one of 14 faculty members from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs to be named fellows of the academy.