Meredith A. Newman joined Florida International University as Professor and Director of the School of Public Administration, after serving three years as Chair of the Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Springfield, and nine years as a member of the public affairs faculty at Washington State University, Vancouver. Prior to her career in academia, Newman served with the Australian Foreign Service (in France and Vietnam), the U.S. Department of State (in Senegal, Malaysia, and Singapore), and the World Bank. She is widely published in the areas of public management, human resources, and the emotive aspects of work. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Editors’ Choice Award, Public Administration Review. Her book entitled, Emotional Labor: Putting the Service in Public Service (Mary Guy and Sharon Mastracci, co-authors) is the recipient of three Best Book awards.
Her most recent book entitled, Emotional Labor and Crisis Response: Working on the Razor’s Edge was published in 2012. Dr. Newman is past Chair of the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration; Vice-President for North America, the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration; Past President of the American Society for Public Administration; and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration