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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Eller College of Management’s School of Public Administration and Policy associate dean and director H. Brinton Milward elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration

TUCSON, Ariz. – October 10, 2005 – H. Brinton Milward, McClelland Professor of Public Management and associate dean and director of the School of Public Administration and Policy at The University of Arizona's Eller College of Management, was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in September 2005.

NAPA is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan corporation chartered by Congress in 1967 to provide advice on issues of governance and public management to government leaders at every level domestically and internationally. Its activities include in-depth research, forums, congressional testimony, and executive briefings. The Academy's current work includes initiatives related to containing wildfire costs, dealing with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, effective homeland security, and a potential restructuring of the National Science Foundation.

"The Eller College is honored that Dr. Milward will represent us in this prestigious, long-standing institution," said Paul Portney, dean of the Eller College. "The worlds of the public sector, nonprofits, and commercial enterprise are converging at an amazing rate — as a College combining leadership education in all of those areas, he will bring a distinct and relevant voice to the Academy's work."

As a NAPA fellow, Milward joins an elite group of 550 scholars, officials, and leaders. Fellows elected in 2005 include Julie L. Gerberding, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, director of the Congressional Budget Office; Kenneth P. Moritsugu, deputy surgeon general of the United States; scholars from New York University, University of Minnesota, George Washington University, and Texas A&M University; and leaders from KPMG and IBM.

Milward served as founding director of the Eller College School of Public Administration and Policy from 1988 to 2000. He has been president of both the Public Management Research Association and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Milward is best known for his research on the "hollow state," the world of privatized public services where private firms and nonprofit agencies deliver taxpayer funded services under contract, often several times removed from the original funding source. Milward and his co-author Keith Provan have spent the last 15 years conducting research on how these networks of service providers operate and which types of networks are more effective. Much of this work has been in the field of mental health. Milward’s recent research has been on illegal networks. His recent article “Dark Networks as Problems” has been widely cited for its application of network analysis to terrorist networks, human trafficking, drug smuggling, and other illegal activities.

Milward earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration from The Ohio State University. At The University of Arizona he is a Faculty Associate at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and is jointly appointed in the Eller College Department of Management and Policy with appointments in the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, as well.

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.

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Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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