PhD Student Parker Van Hart Named APPAM Entrepreneurship Fellow

May 21, 2024

University of Florida PhD student, Parker Van Hart, is exploring how public education intersects with the non-profit and private sector. With his mentor, Dr. Walter Balser, Parker’s research sheds light on the increasingly complex ecosystem of organizations, businesses, and non-profits playing a role in schools nationwide.

Parker’s cutting edge research was recently recognized by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), the nation’s leading public policy professional organization, which named him a 2023 Entrepreneurship Policy Fellow. This prestigious fellowship places Parker among only six graduate students selected nationwide across all fields of public policy. As an Entrepreneurship Policy Fellow, Parker will attend the 2023 APPAM conference, take part in cohort-based development programs, and have support for his ongoing research.

Parker joined the UF Educational Leadership and Policy PhD program following a number of other roles including lead of the University of Florida’s MS in Entrepreneurship program and the Gator Hatchery, student business incubator, as well lecturer for both the Warrington College of Business and UF’s Innovation Academy on Creativity and Innovation in Business.

Learn more about the UF Educational Leadership and Policy PhD program here.