Mayhew Wins Scriven Award

Fred MayhewFebruary 2009

Professor Fred Mayhew, an assistant professor in the Division of Public Administration, has been selected as the recipient of the 2008 Michael Scriven Dissertation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Evaluation Theory, Methodology, or Practice. This award is sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation Program at The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University. Doctoral students in any discipline from any institution who have successfully completed and defended an evaluation-related doctoral dissertation between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008 were eligible for this honor.

Mayhew received his Ph.D. in Public Administration from North Carolina State University in 2008. His research interests focus on, but are not limited to, the nonprofit sector. He has a particular interest in how organizations process and use information in their decision-making. His dissertation examined the use of mandated evaluation requirements, and how the relationship between the funding and recipient organization influenced use.

Congratulations, Fred, on this impressive accomplishment!