Maja Husar Holmes is an Associate Professor and serves as Chair of the Department of Public Administration at West Virginia University. She has over twenty years of experience working directly with public and non-profit organizations and academic institutions, providing team-development and facilitation training, diagnosing public management issues, and facilitating strategic planning. She received the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Public Service Award in recognition of her service-learning activities with West Virginia community and public organizations. Her recent research studies how public managers implement inclusive practices, provide leadership within and across sectors, and manage in a multi-sector environment. Her research has been published in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, International Journal of Public Administration, and Innovative Higher Education.
In her own words: “I have seen the value of NASPAA and COPRA from many perspectives. I began my academic career working with NASPAA serving as the Executive MPA Coordinator. I directed an MPA program that learned from the accreditation process, and had the honor to serve on site visit teams. Each opportunity to engage with member institutions is an opportunity to learn and be energized by the passion and commitment to public service of our member schools.”