By Rebecca Peterson,
University Relations intern
Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 33 - June 18, 1998
John A. Rohr, professor of public administration, has been appointed as a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
The Woodrow Wilson Center is a presidential memorial which fosters scholarship and dialogue in the humanities and social sciences. By bringing fellows from around the world to Washington, D.C., discourse is encouraged among academic disciplines and policy professions. The center aims to enrich the quality of knowledge and debate in the nation's capital. The 1998-99 class of fellows will be the first to occupy space at the center's new quarters in the Ronald Reagan Building on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Rohr's proposed research project is titled "Public Administration As Constitutional Governance: A Comparative Study In Institutional Legitimacy." Rohr describes the research project as a "comparative study of relationships between constitutional structures and administrative institutions in several countries." He will be focusing on the United States, France, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Rohr will be working on the project in Washington, D.C., where he says he will have access to the Library of Congress and receive much support from the center. He plans to spend nine months on the project then will return to Virginia Tech.