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Prior SICA Chairs

List of SICA Chairs (1973-2013): Decades of Leadership

SICA was created out of the merger of ASPA’s International Committee and the independent Comparative Administration Group (CAG). CAG, a group of self-selected academics and practitioners that coalesced in the late 1950s and early 1960s, was a loosely knit group of scholars interested in furthering the development of the field of comparative public administration in the U.S. and abroad. Many CAG members were active in development administration abroad, living for substantial periods in countries and working with national and sub-national governments and groups, and then writing about their experiences and knowledge gained through participant observation. Renowned scholars including Fred Riggs, Ferrel Heady and Donald Stone were mainstays of CAG. CAG received Ford Foundation grant support to conduct research and publish a series of occasional papers in the 1960s largely through the efforts of Riggs, Heady and Clarence (Clancy) Thurber at Ford. SICA was created in December 1973 with Fred Riggs serving as the first chair. Since this time, a long list of distinguished scholars and practitioners have served as SICA Chair and on the Section’s Executive Committee.

1973-74 – Fred Riggs

1974-75 – Richard Gable

1975-76 – Ferrel Heady

1976-77 – Mary Stephano

1977-78 – Robert LaPorte, Jr.

1978-79 – Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor

1979-80 – Lawrence Graham

1980-81 – Dona Wolf

1981-82 – Harlan Hobgood

1982-83 – David Gould

1983-84 – E. Phillip Morgan

1984-85 – George Honadle

1985-86 – Gerald Caiden

1986-87 – Louis Picard

1987-88 – Naomi Caiden

1988-89 – Lawrence Graham

1989-90 – James Mayfield

1990-91 – Marcus Ingle

1991-92 – Delores Foley

1992-93 – Nancy Ruther

1994-95 – Derick Brinkerhoff

1995-96 – Coralie Bryant

1996-97 – Krishna Tummala

1997-98 – Jamie Langlie

1998-99 – Jennifer Brinkerhoff

1999-00 – Jos Raadschelders

2000-01 – Richard Stillman

2001-04 – Donald Klingner

2003-05 – Daniel Nelson

2005-09 – Larry Jones

2009-13 – Jeanne-Marie Col

2013-17 – Gedeon Mudacumura

2017-19 – M. Shamsul Haque