Kathryn Newcomer

Kathryn Newcomer

Title:
Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration / Director, School of Public Policy and Public Administration
Office:
600
Address: 805 21st Street NW
Washington, D.C.,
200052
Phone: 202-994-3959
Email:
[email protected]

Kathryn Newcomer is the director of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University.  She teaches public and nonprofit program evaluation, research design, and applied statistics. She routinely conducts program evaluations and training for federal government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Dr. Newcomer has published  five books, Improving Government Performance  (1989), The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation (1994, 2nd edition 2004, 3rd edition 2010),  Meeting the Challenges of Performance-Oriented Government (2002), Getting Results: A Guide for Federal Leaders and Managers (2005), and Transforming Public and Nonprofit Organizations: Stewardship for Leading Change (2008),  and a volume of New Directions for Public Program Evaluation, Using Performance Measurement to Improve Public and Nonprofit Programs (1997), and numerous articles in journals including the American Journal of Evaluation and Public Administration Review.   She received the Elmer B. Staats Award for her work on Accountability in Government, presented by the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration in 2008. She is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and currently serves on the Comptroller General’s Educators’ Advisory Panel. Currently she is an elected member of the Board of the American Evaluation Association (2012-15).  She served as President of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) for 2006-2007.  She has received two Fulbright awards, one for Taiwan (1993) and one for Egypt (2001-04). She has lectured on performance measurement and public program evaluation in Ukraine, Israel, the UAE, Nicaragua, Brazil, Egypt, Taiwan, and the UK. She received her BS and MA at the University  of Kansas and her PhD in political science at the University of Iowa.