Evans School News

Evans School Adds Experts to Faculty Ranks
The Evans School of Public Affairs is pleased to announce the appointments of five new faculty members who will join us in Autumn Quarter 2014. Professor of Public Affairs Scott W. Allard, Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Michigan, 1999. Allard is currently an associate professor in the...
Evans School Students Compete in 2014 Invitational Public Policy Challenge
Evans School students Benjamin Adrian (MPA ’15), Andrew Calkins (MPA ’15), Roberto Treviño (MPA ’15), and Hannah Schlesinger (MPA ’14) competed in this year’s National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, hosted by the Fels Institute of Government...
Policy Solutions USA Western Regional Competition Evans School Students Place Third in National Policy Competition
Evans School students Chris Erickson (MPA ’14), Christine Angtuaco (MPA :’15), and Christopher Westgard (MPA rsquo;14) placed third in the Policy Solutions Challenge USA Western Regional Competition, held February 22–23 at the Sol Price School of Public Affairs at...
Howard McCurdy Howard McCurdy Receives JFK Astronautics Award
Affiliate Professor Howard McCurdy (UW BA ’62, MA ’65) received the John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award from the American Astronautical Society at the Society’s 2014 symposium in Greenbelt, Md. The award is given yearly to an individual who has made “outstanding contributions...
Ph.D. student Tim Scharks Ph.D. Student Tim Scharks Defends Dissertation Proposal
Tim Scharks has successfully defended his dissertation proposal entitled “Threatening Messages in Climate Change Communication.” Committee members are Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor in Environmental Policy Ann Bostrom (chair), Professor Alison Cullen, John and Marguerite Walker Corbally...
Klawitter_Long_Plotnick Evans School Report Explores Who Would be Affected by an Increase in Seattle's Minimum Wage
Professor Marieka Klawitter, Associate Professor Mark Long, and Daniel J. Evans Professor Robert D. Plotnick recently completed a report on the effects of implementing increased citywide minimum wage laws, commissioned by the City of Seattle for the Income Inequality Advisory Committee. The...
Allison Kelly, Neelima Shah Evans School Discusses Environmental Management and Policy
The Evans School of Public Affairs and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation hosted a luncheon and discussion on environmental management and policy this winter. In attendance were the current Evans School’s Henry M. Jackson Fellows, alumni, Evans School faculty with expertise in environmental...
Evans School at BSU event Evans School Supports Black Student Union Event
The Evans School was well-represented at the Black Student Union (BSU) Legacy Soiree last month at the HUB. In attendance from the Evans School were Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Estelle Antilahy (Madagascar), Mohamed Elkaramany (Egypt), and Mohammed Laid Slougui (Algeria); Lizzie Evans (Executive MPA...
Kate Destler Kate Destler (Ph.D. '13) to Join Faculty at George Mason University
Katharine (Kate) Destler (Ph.D. '13) has accepted a position as assistant professor at George Mason University School of Public Policy beginning Fall 2014. Destler’s current research focuses education policy, organizational culture/leadership, and the politics of...
Evans School Professors Robert D. Plotnick and Ann Bostrom with Dean Sandra Archibald Ann Bostrom and Robert Plotnick Receive Professorships
On February 6, 2014, Evans School Dean Sandra O. Archibald installed Robert D. Plotnick as the Daniel J. Evans Professor of Public Affairs and Ann Bostrom as the Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor in Environmental Policy. After a welcome by Dean Archibald, Donald R. Matthews Distinguished Professor...