Dr.SullivanThe Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce the selection of Senior Fellow, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan to the 2020 Class of Academy Fellows by the National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Sullivan is one of only 45 public policy leaders nationwide selected to this year’s class.

The Academy said Dr. Sullivan and the other Fellows were selected after a “rigorous review of their contributions to the field of public administration and policy.” The Academy’s Board Chair selected a Fellows Nominating Committee to review credentials, which then made recommendations to the full Fellowship, who then voted on the nominees. The Class of 2020 joins more than 940 Academy Fellows that include former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, scholars, business executives, and public administrators, among others. The National Academy of Public Administration is a non-profit, non-partisan organization charter by Congress to assist government leaders in building more effective, accountable, and transparent organizations.

Dr. Sullivan has a distinguished career as a scientist, astronaut, and executive. She was one of the first six women to join the NASA astronaut corps and was the first woman to walk in space. She flew on three space missions while at NASA, including the one that launched the Hubble Space Telescope. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a Ph.D. in Geology from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.

Potomac Institute CEO, Dr. Jennifer Buss said, “We congratulate Dr. Sullivan on this honor. She’s had a stellar career not only with NASA, but in the academic and business worlds, as well. Her contributions and counsel to the Institute are invaluable. It is no surprise to anyone here that she is being recognized for her achievements in public policy.” Dr. Sullivan and the other Fellows selected will be inducted at the Academy’s annual Fall Meeting, which will be held virtually in November.