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Officers & Committees

2022 ABFM Executive Committee

  • Chair: Robert Bland, University of North Texas
  • Chair-Elect: Zhirong (Jerry) Zhao, University of Minnesota
  • Vice Chair: Christine Martell, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Immediate Past Chair: Jonathan Justice, University of Delaware
  • Elected Member: Whitney Afonso, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2021-2023)
  • Elected Member: Carla Flink, American University (2020-2022)
  • Elected Member: Christopher Goodman, Northern Illinois University (2022-2024)
  • Elected Member: Sarah Larson, University of Central Florida (2021-2023)
  • Elected Member: Michelle Lofton, University of Georgia (2022-2024)
  • Elected Member: Justin Ross, Indiana University (2020-2022)
  • Elected Member: Wenli Yan, Virginia Commonwealth University (2020-2022)
  • Elected Member: Lang (Kate) Yang, George Washington University (2021-2023)
  • Elected Member: Juita-Elena (Wie) Yusuf, Old Dominion University (2022-2024)
  • Treasurer: Hai (David) Guo, Florida International University
  • Assistant Treasurer: Kelly Shi, University of North Texas
  • Secretary/Archivist: Robert Buschman, Georgia State University
  • Newsletter Editor: Kenneth Hunter, City of Rocky Mount, NC
  • ASPA Executive Director: William Shields
  • ASPA National Council Liaison: Jonathan Del Collo, County of Berks, PA

2022 ABFM Membership Committee

  • Lang (Kate) Yang (chair), George Washington University
  • Theodore Arapis, Villanova University
  • Trang Hoang, University of Nebraska, Omaha

2022 ABFM Conference Sponsorships Committee

  • Andrew Crosby (chair), Northwestern University
  • Sarah Larson, University of Central Florida

2022 ABFM Budget Committee

  • Bob Bland (chair), University of North Texas
  • Hai (David) Guo, Florida International University
  • Christine Martell, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Zhirong (Jerry) Zhao, University of Minnesota

2022 ABFM Financial Audit Committee

  • Jonathan Justice (Chair), University of Delaware
  • Bill Shields, American Society for Public Administration
  • Bryan Sullivan, Delaware Office of Management and Budget

2022 ABFM Nominating Committee

  • Jonathan Justice (chair), University of Delaware
  • John Bartle, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Carla Flink, American University
  • Geoff Propheter, University of Colorado, Denver

2022 ABFM Curro Graduate Student Paper Award Committee

  • Michelle Lofton (chair), University of Georgia
  • Juan Pablo Martinez Guzman, University of Maryland
  • Trang Hoang, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Travis St. Clair, New York University
  • Min Su, Louisiana State University

2022 ABFM Howard Award Committee

  • Jonathan Justice (chair), University of Delaware
  • Elizabeth Searing, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Dan Smith, University of Delaware
  • Bryan Sullivan, State of Delaware

2022 ABFM Posner Award Committee

  • Bob Bland (co-chair), University of North Texas
  • Jonathan Justice (co-chair), University of Delaware
  • Chris Goodman, Northern Illinois University
  • Julius Nukpezah, Mississippi State University

2022 ABFM Wildavsky Award Committee

  • Bob Bland (chair), University of North Texas
  • Charles Menifield, Rutgers University, Newark
  • Irene Rubin, Northern Illinois University (emeritus)
  • Katherine Willoughby, University of Georgia

2022 Best Book Award Committee

  • Justin Ross (chair), Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Evgenia Gorina, University of Texas at Dallas
  • David Mitchell, University of Central Florida

2022 Scholarly Engagement Award Committee

  • Whitney Afonso (chair), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Carol Ebdon, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Tatyana Guzman, Cleveland State University
  • Kurt Thurmaier, Northern Illinois University
  • Laura Wheeler, Ernst and Young

2023 ABFM Conference Site Selection Committee

  • Zhirong Zhao, Chair
  • Hai Guo, Florida International University
  • Jonathan Justice, University of Delaware
  • Mark Robbins, University of Connecticut
  • Wenli Yan, Virginia Commonwealth University

2024 ABFM Conference Site Selection Committee

  • Christine Martell (chair), University of Colorado, Denver
  • Tatyana Guzman, Cleveland State University