SPA’s Palina Prysmakova Wins Best Paper Prize at ASPA Conference

Palina Prysmakova (right), Assistant Professor of Public Administration at FAU, was the co-winner with Michele Tantardini (left) of the Garcia-Zamor Best Paper Award at the Fred Riggs Symposium. The Riggs Symposium is part of the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), which was held in March 2016 in Seattle. Some 31 papers were presented at the Symposium, covering a wide range of topics related to ethics in modern public administration. Dr. Prysmakova’s co-author is a Ph.D. candidate at Florida International University. Their paper is entitled “Financial Performance and Ethics: Employing Public Service Motivation as a Proxy”. Dr. Prysmakova attended the ASPA conference and the opening ceremony of the Riggs Symposium, where her work was officially recognized.