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John Gaus Award  

Nominations open November 2020.



The John Gaus Award honors a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration.

This award was established to honor the contributions of Dr. Gaus to the public administration field.  The award is presented at the APSA Annual Meeting and carries a cash prize of $2,000.  The recipient delivers the Gaus Lecture at the APSA Annual Meeting.

John Gaus Lecture Committee



Year Recipient Affiliation

2020

John M. Bryson

University of Minnesota

2019

J. Edward Kellough

University of Georgia

2018

Norma Riccucci

Rutgers University

2017

James L. Perry

Indiana University

2016

Rosemary O'Leary

University of Kansas

2015

Paul Light

New York University

2014

Barbara Romzek

American University

2013

Robert Durant

American University

2012

Beryl A. Radin

Georgetown University

2011

Hal Rainey

Universityof Georgia

2010

Steven J. Kelman

Harvard University

2009

Larry O’Toole

University of Georgia

2008

Donald F. Kettl

University of Pennsylvania

2007

Laurence Lynn, Jr.

Texas A&M University

2006

Kenneth J. Meier

Texas A&M University

2005

Vincent Ostrom

Indiana University

2004

Patricia W. Ingraham

Syracuse University

2003

Johan Olsen

ARENA, University of Oslo

2002

Hugh Heclo

George Mason University

2001

David Rosenbloom

American University

2000

Herbert A. Simon

Carnegie Mellon University

1999

H. George Frederickson

University of Kansas

1998

Louis C. Gawthrop

University of Baltimore

1997

James G. March

Stanford University

1996

Lynton K. Caldwell

Indiana University

1995

Charles E.Lindblom

Yale University

1994

James Q. Wilson

University of California, Los Angeles

1993

Francis E. Rourke

Johns Hopkins University

1992

Martha Derthick

University of Virginia

1991

Norton E. Long

University of Missouri, St. Louis

1990

Frederick C. Mosher (posthumously)

University of Virginia

1989

Aaron Wildavsky

University of California, Berkeley

1988

James W. Fesler

Professor Emeritus, Yale University

1987

C. Dwight Waldo

Maxwell School, Syracus University

1986

Herbert Kaufman

Boston College

The award lecture is published in PS: Political Science & Politics. These articles may be used for personal, non-commercial, or limited classroom use. For permissions for all other uses of this article please contact Cambridge University Press at [email protected]



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