Coast Guard Academy Faculty Member Elected to Congressional Advisory Board

Dr. Judith Youngman interacts with cadets during one of her classes.  US Coast Guard photo.NEW LONDON — Dr. Judith Youngman, Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, was recently elected to the National Academy of Public Administration. Youngman teaches courses and supervises cadet research projects at the Academy that span public administration, homeland and maritime security policies and civil-military relations.

Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress, the National Academy of Public Administration is a non-profit, independent coalition of top public management and organizational leaders. Youngman joins 680 top leaders from academia, government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector who work to improve the quality, performance and accountability of government. Much of the National Academy’s work is requested by government agencies or Congressional committees faced with particularly difficult or complex management problems. The formal induction will occur in Washington in November.

“For almost twenty years, the U.S. Coast Guard has provided me with unparalleled opportunities to work on some of the most challenging organizational issues facing the Service, the Department of Defense and other federal agencies,” Youngman said. “As a NAPA Fellow, I look forward to future opportunities to contribute to our Nation’s public governance to the best of my abilities.”

Youngman previously served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy from 1978 to 1981. Her scholarship and applied work as a political scientist spans public administration and policy and focuses on strategic change in public organizations. Her contributions to Public Administration include serving as Chair, Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS); as a member of the National Academy of Public Administration Panel on Coast Guard Modernization; Senior Advisor, Secretary of the Army Task Force on Sexual Harassment; and Project Director on Intellectual Property, President’s Commission on Industrial Competitiveness.

She is a recipient of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award. Her co-authored work, Keeping America Competitive: Employment Policy for the Twenty-First Century, was nominated for the Human Resources Council best book award.

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