Cary Coglianese, the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and director of the Penn Program on Regulation, has been elected to the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) for inclusion in its 2023 Class of Academy Fellows, in recognition of his leadership and expertise.
“I am deeply grateful for and humbled by this recognition,” says Coglianese. “NAPA plays an important role in tackling some of the biggest challenges facing government and society today. I’m eager to engage further with a variety of Academy projects and priorities—including those related to artificial intelligence, social equity, agile regulation, and improving executive management.”
Coglianese specializes in the study of administrative law and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative processes and strategies and the role of public participation, technology, and business-government relations in policymaking. He is the author of more than 200 articles, book chapters, and essays on topics such as climate change policy, public participation and transparency in federal rulemaking, the use of artificial intelligence by government agencies, voluntary environmental programs, and the role of waivers and exemptions in regulatory law.
“I congratulate Cary Coglianese on his well-deserved election to the NAPA,” says Sophia Z. Lee, Penn Carey Law Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law. “This distinctive honor is a testament to his dedication to advancing the field of regulatory policy and governance, which is evident in his extensive body of work—from his prolific scholarly writing to his exemplary leadership as the founding director of the Penn Program on Regulation. Cary’s expertise will enhance the Academy’s mission, and we will all benefit from his work and that of other Fellows as they shape the field of public administration for years to come.”
In addition to his academic roles, including former deputy dean at Penn Carey Law, Coglianese is a member of the American Law Institute. He founded the Law & Society Association’s international Collaborative Research Network on Regulatory Governance, served as a founding editor of the international peer-reviewed journal Regulation & Governance, and created and now advises the daily production of The Regulatory Review, a global online publication covering issues of administrative and regulatory law and policy. He is also the creator and host of the podcast series, “Race and Regulation,” which focuses on ways that regulation contributes to racial injustice as well as on how just regulatory policies can serve to combat inequalities in society.