TN-ASPA Executive Council is now accepting applications for the Bruce Rogers Public Service Textbook Scholarship. Currently enrolled undergraduate (sophomore or above) or graduate students majoring in public administration, political science, urban studies, social entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management at a college or university in the Middle Tennessee region may apply. Current TN-ASPA Council members are not eligible; ASPA members or non-members may apply. Please read the textbook award solicitation for full application instructions and the policy. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2012.
The award is named in honor of Dr. Bruce Rogers, and was created in the year of his retirement after 40 years of service to the public administration scholarly and practitioner community in the Middle Tennessee Region. Dr. Rogers has been a twice-past president of the TN-ASPA chapter. From 2008 to 2012, Dr. Rogers served as Interim Dean of the College of Public Service and Urban Affairs. He was responsible for coordinating the College’s academic and non-academic programs, including the College’s participation in a 20-university consortium of the National Campaign for Civic and Political Engagement at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Prior to his service as Dean, Dr. Rogers was associated full-time with the TSU Graduate Program in Public Administration for over 35 years. He taught courses in research methods, public policy, and statistics as well as the non-profit courses in marketing and strategic planning. In 2005 he conducted a needs assessment for the United Way of Middle Tennessee to assist them in planning for the next five-year period. Dr. Rogers was the lead professor in CPSUA’s graduate-level non-profit courses; his design and teaching of these courses via the web and interactive TV earned him a Tennessee Board of Regents’ Innovations Award. Dr. Rogers also served as the President of the Board of a United Way-affiliated agency and serves on other non-profit boards.