The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management has awarded Dr. Carol Ebdon the 2018 Paul Posner Pracademic Award, honoring her lifetime achievement in the field.
Ebdon is a Regents/Foundation Professor within the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) where she also serves as the MPA Program Chair. In 2004, Ebdon left UNO to work as the Finance Director for the City of Omaha before returning back to UNO in 2009.
The Paul Posner Pracademic Award is presented to honor lifetime achievement for significant contributions to the field of budgeting and financial management as both a practitioner and an academic. The award is not given out annually, but when an exemplary candidate is nominated and ultimately approved by the Paul Posner Pracademic Award Committee. Ebdon is the inaugural recipient of the award.
“I’ve been fortunate in my career to have the opportunity to move back and forth between academia and local government service,” Ebdon said. “Making direct connections between theory and practice is very useful in an applied field like public administration. My experience as a public administrator has informed my teaching and research, and vice versa.”
“This award is a tremendous honor. It is named in honor of Paul Posner who was an exemplary role model as an executive at the U.S. General Accountability Office for several decades as well as a highly-respected scholar.”
Ebdon will be honored at the awards luncheon at the Association’s annual conference in Denver on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.
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