2013 Beberman Award Winner: Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts is a Professor of Defense Analysis in the Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. Dr. Roberts received a PhD from Stanford University, a MA and BA from the University of Illinois, and a Diplome Annuel from the Cours de Civilization Francaise at the Sorbonne. Her previous faculty appointments have been at the Graduate School of Business at the Naval Postgraduate School, the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University as a visiting associate professor. She has published extensively in the areas of public entrepreneurship and innovation, strategic management and planning, leadership, stakeholder collaboration, complex networks, dialogue and deliberation. Her current research focuses on “wicked problems” such as the tracking and disrupting of terror networks and the organizational challenges of post-conflict reconstruction. She is the co-author of Transforming Public Policy: Dynamics of Public Entrepreneurship and Innovation (1996) and editor of two books—The Transformative Power of Dialogue (2002) and Direct Citizen Participation (2007). Dr. Roberts is also an Associate Editor of PAR, and serves on the editorial boards of Public Management, The American Review of Public Administration, and International Public Management Review. In her previous position as Co-Director of the CORE Lab, she created and developed Defense Analysis courses—Tracking and Disrupting Terror Networks and Visual Analytics. Currently she leads research teams in the investigation of the geospatial, temporal, and relational dimensions of terrorist networks and the development of strategies to counter them.

Congratulations Mrs. Roberts, the 2013 Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

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