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ODU's Alkadry Receives Prestigious Research Award

Mohamad Alkadry, associate professor of urban studies and public administration at Old Dominion University, has been named the 2009 the Khi V. Thai Public Procurement Research Scholar of the Year by the Public Procurement Research Center.

He will receive the award at the 2009 National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Inc. (NIGP) annual forum in St. Louis.

Selection for the award is based on outstanding scholarship in public-sector procurement over several years and outstanding contributions to the practice of public procurement.

Clifford P. McCue, director of the Public Procurement Research Center, stressed Alkadry's demonstrated track record of scholarly publications and his involvement in promoting the profession as key in his selection by the award committee.

New to ODU's College of Business and Public Administration in 2008, Alkadry was previously an associate professor and director of the Master of Public Administration program at West Virginia University. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles, three practitioner books and one edited book. His research has appeared in Review of Public Personnel Administration, International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, Public Administration Review, Administration and Society, Journal of Education Finance, Social Work in Health Care, Public Productivity and Management Review, and Public Administration and Management.

Alkadry's practitioner experience includes service as a senior research associate at the Center for Urban Redevelopment and Empowerment (Florida Atlantic University) and as a value-for-money auditor with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (Ottawa). He has authored more than 40 community and professional studies in the areas of economic and community development. He also served on the West Virginia Stroke Taskforce, the West Virginia University Council on Women's Concerns and the West Virginia Behavioral Health Commission Regulatory Workgroup. He provided substantial technical assistance and research support to several homeless coalitions and the Equal Pay Commission in West Virginia.

Alkadry received his Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University and his master's of public policy and public administration from Concordia University.

The Public Procurement Research Center was established in 1999 through a partnership agreement between the NIGP and Florida Atlantic's College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs. The goals of the center are to assist the public procurement profession by providing applied research, training, education and scholarly publication, and to build a professional community of scholars and practitioners devoted to improving efficiency, equality and transparency in public procurement.

This article was posted on: July 2, 2009

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