Evans School News

Statement from Dean Archibald on Washington Wildfires

Please note the following statement by Sandra O. Archibald, dean, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington regarding the wildfires in the State of Washington.

On behalf of our Evans School community I want to extend sympathies to the families of the victims of the wildfires burning across our state including those killed or injured and those whose homes or property have been destroyed or affected.

I also want to acknowledge the heroic efforts of thousands of public servants, including frontline firefighters, state and local public safety...

Stephanie Leiser (Ph.D. '14) Wins ABFM Curro Award

Stephanie Leiser (Ph.D. ’14) has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) Michael Curro Award for her paper, “The Diffusion of State Business Tax Incentives.” The Curro award is awarded to a graduate student who has written an outstanding paper in the field as part of a course, independent study, or other faculty supervised project.

In 2003, Endowed Professor Justin Marlowe, who served as chair of Leiser's dissertation committee, won the Curro Award. Professor Marlowe says of Leiser's award, "This is a richly deserved award....

Tyler Scott (Ph.D. '15) Wins NASPAA Dissertation Award

Congratulations to Tyler Scott (Ph.D. ’15) for winning this year's NASPAA Outstanding Achievement in Public Service Dissertation Award for his paper, “Do All of These Meetings Matter? Three Essays Concerning the Impact of Collaborative Watershed Governance.” The award will be presented at NASPAA's annual conference in Brooklyn, New York, in October.

Professor Craig Thomas says of Scott's award, "Tyler's dissertation is remarkable in that it is the first research ever to demonstrate using a large database that public/private/nonprofit collaborative partnerships have an overall...

Evans School a "Most Innovative" School

The Evans School of Public Policy and Governance is ranked 18th among the nation’s 50 most innovative public service schools, according to BestValueSchools.com. This ranking places the Evans School as the most innovative public school among the U.S. News & World Report's top public affairs schools and the program with the lowest net cost for students.

Schools were evaluated using a methodology aimed to identify schools doing truly innovative programs, using factors such as U.S. News & World Report rankings, number of degree programs, number of joint/dual/concurrent programs...

Sheila Edwards Lange, Evans School Alumna, Appointed Interim President of Seattle Central College

Evans School alumna Sheila Edwards Lange (MPA ’00, Ph.D. Education ’06) has been appointed interim president for Seattle Central College, beginning August 17. Lange is currently the vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity at the University of Washington, where she is responsible for increasing diversity and working with senior leadership to improve retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff.

She holds a Ph.D from the University of Washington in educational leadership and policy studies and a master's in public administration from the Evans...

Parrington Hall Evans School Launches New Name

There’s a new name on the University of Washington campus beginning Wednesday, July 1.  

The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance is the new name of one of the university’s largest graduate degree programs.  The name change was approved by the university’s Board of Regents in May. 

"Our new name better represents our intellectual and practical contributions to policy design, implementation, and evaluation as well as leadership in understanding complex management challenges that emerge at all levels of local, national, and...

MPA Student Appointed to the UW Board of Regents

Evans School student Vanessa Kritzer has been named by Gov. Jay Inslee as the next UW student regent, a year-long appointment beginning July 1. Kritzer is the fifth student regent to come from the Evans School.

Kritzer has been actively involved in the UW community, having served in the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS), as an officer in the Evans Student Organization, as chair of the GPSS State Legislative Steering Committee and a member of the GPSS Diversity Committee.

Kritzer's appointment was...

MPA Students Showcase Research Projects

The Evans School Symposium of Public Affairs Research, held May 29, provided MPA students an opportunity to showcase their capstone projects, policy analyses, and other relevant research projects conducted for a range of regional, national, and international clients.

This year’s symposium featured 37 presenters and 15 posters on a range of topics including Washington work-family supports, self-help groups to improve maternal and infant health, campaign finance regulatory...

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Evans School Name Change

Background The University of Washington Board of Regents has approved the request that the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance be renamed the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. The new name will be effective July 1, 2015.

Why have we changed the name? The term “public affairs” has become outdated and misleading, and is frequently confused with the widely understood but unrelated practice of public relations. The Evans School offers a broad, multidisciplinary curriculum of courses designed to train our students to be well-educated, strategic,...

Day of Champions: GiveBig 2015

Every year, The Seattle Foundation inspires people to give generously to Puget Sound nonprofits by an annual one-day, online charitable giving event - GiveBig. This year’s theme, “Day of Champions,” emphasizes the important work that these nonprofits are doing for local communities. At the Evans School, we want to celebrate the great work that occurs in local nonprofits. The Evans School’s nonprofit management program is ranked 3rd in the nation, and we are proud of all the amazing graduates...