L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Wilder Student, Alum Chosen as ASPA Founders' Fellows

Yali Pang, a doctoral candidate at the Wilder School, and Javon Davis, who graduated in May with a Master of Public Administration, are among 25 students and new professionals nationally who have been selected as 2017 Founders’ Fellows by the American Society for Public Administration.

The ASPA Founders’ Fellows program recognizes outstanding students and professionals who have graduated within the past three years in the field of public service and public administration.

Following a competitive review process, Founders’ Fellows present their scholarship during the ASPA Annual Conference, receive substantial professional development and networking opportunities, and are paired with a seasoned scholar or practitioner who serves as their mentor for their fellowship year. 

Fellows will receive complimentary 2017 annual conference registration and accommodations, plus a year-long mentorship with a seasoned practitioner or senior scholar.

“The ASPA Founders' Fellows program is highly respected and provides an outstanding opportunity for students and new professionals to present their research at our upcoming national conference,” said Susan Gooden, Ph.D., professor public policy and administration at the Wilder School and president of ASPA.

 “They will also be matched with a senior mentor in the field. Yali and Javon's selection to this prestigious and competitive program represents some of our best talent in the Wilder School.”