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Jane Fountain, distinguished university professor of political science and public policy and chair of the Department of Political Science, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Public Administration.
The National Academy of Public Administration was established by the US Congress in 1967 to help government leaders address critical management challenges and to develop more “effective, efficient, accountable and transparent organizations.” The Academy advises, evaluates, assesses and reports on any topic of governance whenever called upon by the federal government or the Congress. It conducts its studies primarily through the work of more than 800 elected Academy Fellows, senior leaders in government, business and academia. Academy Fellows include former Members of Congress, cabinet officers, governors, mayors, state legislators in addition to business executives, prominent scholars and public administrators.
Fountain was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2012. She has been a member of the political science and public policy faculties since 2005. She directs the National Center for Digital Government and holds an adjunct appointment in computer science.