Susan Appe, assistant professor of public administration, was awarded a Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave for fall 2016. Appe will continue with several research projects on topics related to the role of organizational networks in sustainable development in Latin America and the provision of public goods and services by nongovernmental organizations.
Her research adds to the University’s growing expertise in sustainable communities and contributes to its international partnerships in Latin America. The leave leverages Appe’s Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant hosted by Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Quito, Ecuador during the summers of 2015 and 2016.
The Drescher Leave enhances employment opportunities for professionals and academics who are preparing for permanent or continuing appointments.