Amanda M. Girth received her doctorate in public administration from the School of Public Affairs at American University. Her research focuses on government contracting and public-private partnerships with a specific interest in performance and accountability.
Girth’s research has been published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, International Public Management Journal, Public Administration Review, and other peer-reviewed outlets. She was awarded the 2011 Leonard D. White Award for the best dissertation in public administration from the American Political Science Association.
Previously, Girth was a manager in a global management consulting firm overseeing information technology transformation initiatives for the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development. She also served in Michigan state government working policy initiatives including disability, civil rights, and women’s issues. She has been appointed to positions on local government and nonprofit boards.
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