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May 12th, 2010
Brittain honored as Administration Educator of the Year

051110.brittainVicki Brittain is the Centex Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration’s Educator of the Year.


In a ceremony on May 8, Texas State’s professor of political science Vicki Brittain was named  Public Administration Educator of the Year by the Centex Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

The award is given annually by the ASPA recognizing researchers and professors who have made outstanding contributions to public administration literature and in the classroom.

Brittain chairs the Department of Political Science, administering the department’s two undergraduate programs and its three graduate programs. She teaches undergraduate classes in law and graduate courses in the Legal Studies program. She also teaches in the W.P. Hobby Center Certified Public Management Program.

Brittain’s research focuses on civil litigation and the use of paralegals. She co-authored The Paralegal Handbook, a text published as part of the West Legal Studies series. An active member of the State Bar of Texas, she has served as an attorney member of the paralegal standing committee.

She received her degrees in Kansas, getting her BA from Southwestern College in Winfield and her JD degree from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka. Brittain was an associate in a law firm in Wichita, KS, where she practiced civil litigation before coming coming to Texas State, where she is a full professor.

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