Sonia Ospina honored for scholarship on collective leadership and collaborative governance

Sonia Ospina

The International Leadership Association (ILA), a worldwide community committed to leadership scholarship, development and practice has named NYU Wagner faculty member Sonia Ospina as the recipient of its 2023 ILA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be bestowed on her in Vancouver, Canada, in mid-October at the ILA’s 25th Global Conference.

A professor of public management and policy, Dr. Ospina joins an impressive list of honorees in her field from past years. Trained as a sociologist, she is an expert in qualitative research. Her interests in the participatory, inclusive and collaborative dynamics of democratic governance have produced research on social change leadership, social innovation, and public accountability, both in the United States and in Latin America. 

NYU Wagner is pleased to share the news of her prestigious and well-deserved recognition for scholarship that yields important insights and generates broad impacts.