VANCOUVER, Wash. — The board of editors for Public Administration Review, the nation’s premier journal of public administration, announced recently that Dr. Meredith Newman, an associate professor of public affairs at Washington State University Vancouver, has been selected to receive its 2003 Editors’ Choice Award.

Each year the journal recognizes a member of its editorial board who has proved exemplary in providing timely, insightful reviews of manuscripts for national publication.

“Dr. Newman was singled-out for her hard work and dedication,” said Shelly Peffer, managing editor of PAR and overseer of the 49 members who comprise its editorial board. “It is an outstanding achievement.”

Newman, a member of the WSU Vancouver faculty since 1994, is an established expert in the area of public management, administrative ethics and human resources. Her scholarly emphasis on the impact of gender in both the political and administrative realms contributed to her being selected for WSU Vancouver’s Research Excellence Award in 1998. She is a past representative on the national council of the American Society for Public Administration, and currently serves on the executive boards of several ASPA sections, including those for public administration, ethics, and public administration research.

Newman, a native of Victoria, Australia, worked in diplomatic service prior to her academic career. She was as an administrative officer for the American Embassies to Senegal, Malaysia and Singapore, and served in France and Vietnam as a member of the Australian Foreign Service.

The WSU faculty member will receive the award March 16 at the national conference of the American Society for Public Administration in Washington, D.C.