Austin, TEXAS—Cynthia Osborne, the associate dean for academic strategies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, was elected vice president of the governing board for the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The governing board is responsible for setting policy and creating strategy for the association, which aims to improve public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and education.
Osborne, who also directs the LBJ School's Child and Family Research Partnership and its Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center, was elected by public affairs and faculty colleagues from across the country. She will serve a two-year term.
"I've been actively involved with APPAM since I was a student over 20 years ago. The organization has helped me grow as an academic and understand how my scholarship can help to impact policy," said Osborne. "I look forward to being able to serve APPAM as the vice president and work alongside the amazing colleagues on the policy council to continue to bring value to APPAM members."
Osborne conducts research on policy issues related to young children, adolescents and their parents. She most recently released a nationwide roadmap for state leaders on policies that strengthen outcomes for infants and toddlers. She is also an appointed member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on Building an Agenda to Reduce the Number of Children in Poverty by Half in 10 Years and the Committee on Exploring the Opportunity Gap for Young Children from Birth to Age Eight.
More on the LBJ School and APPAM:
- LBJ faculty, students and staff at the 2019 APPAM Conference (Oct. 18, 2019)
- LBJ School hosts APPAM 2018 International Conference (July 23, 2018)
- Cynthia Osborne elected to APPAM Policy Council (Jan. 30, 2014)