The Public Management Research Association (PMRA) honored John Bryson (MA ’72) with the 2018 H. George Frederickson Award for his career contributions to the field of public management. He is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
An award-winning author, Bryson serves on the editorial boards of several publications. The fifth edition of his best-selling book Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations was published in 2018.
Bryson previously received the General Electric Award for Outstanding Research in Strategic Planning from the Academy of Management and the Distinguished Research Award and the Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration from the American Society for Public Administration.
In 2011, Bryson he received the Dwight Waldo Award from the American Society for Public Administration for his “outstanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration over an extended scholarly career of at least 25 years.”
In addition to his master’s degree from the La Follette School, Bryson holds a doctorate degree and a master of science degree in urban and regional planning from UW–Madison.