Annual ADSPA Florida Public Administration Colloquium

Annual ADSPA Florida Public Administration Colloquium
March 30, 2018
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431


Call for Papers

Florida boasts a high volume and quality of Doctoral students studying public affairs. In an attempt to create statewide camaraderie, collaboration, and networking opportunities we are proud to announce the Annual Florida Public Administration Colloquium. This single day conference is intended to consolidate and promote Public Administration research and writing activities among Doctoral students in Florida. There is no cost to attend

The Colloquium will start promptly at 9 a.m., with a catered lunch at 12 p.m. Registration and setup will be between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Opening remarks will take place between 9 and 9:15 a.m. and the first panel presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Panels will last for approximately one hour and have a short break before the next panel presentation begins. Lunch follows at 12:00 p.m., along with a presentation and discussion from our Keynote speaker, Dr. Sharon Mastracci.

Conference Topics

The 2018 Program Committee invites paper and panel proposals, that correspond to any of the following topics:

  1. Comparative and International Public Administration
  2. Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  3. Public Administration Theory & Inquiry
  4. Public Policy Analysis, Effectiveness, and Implementation
  5. Organizational Behavior and Managerialism
  6. Good Governance
  7. Public Procurement and Administration
  8. Social Media, Democracy, and Leviathan Theory
  9. Political Science and Economics
  10. Public and Private Sector Regulation
  11. Contemporary Issues in Society
  12. New Public Management and Postmodernism
  13. Open Theme

Proposal Submission

Individual paper proposals should be no more than one page. With your proposal, please indicate the theme your paper addresses, and include your affiliation, and contact information. At minimum, abstracts only require a paragraph discussion that includes your research question and what you intend to study and research. Full papers do not need to be completed until the conference date. You will be asked to submit your finalized paper to your section discussant and panel members at least one week prior to the conference date, to promote discussion.

Non-FAU students will be provided a one-day parking pass for the event.


Email proposals to both Carlos Manzano and Karen Sweeting  If you would like to request a specific time slot between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., please indicate your request on your proposal, and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

For questions, please contact Carlos Manzano and Karen Sweeting

Program Committee

Karen Sweeting, Ph.D. Student, Florida Atlantic University
Carlos Manzano, Ph.D. Student, Florida Atlantic University
Tammie Clary, Ph.D. Candidate, Florida Atlantic University
David Moura, Ph.D. Candidate, Florida Atlantic University
Dr. Arthur Sementelli, Professor, Florida Atlantic University