Evans School News

Mark Long Honored for Innovative Research

Professor Mark Long received a 2015 Innovation Award, providing research support to evaluate how individuals value the lives of others and uncover how altruism plays a role in the social value. The Innovation Awards recognize 14 of the most creative researchers at UW who are addressing pressing problems of humanity and creating solutions. The selection committees are organized and run by the Office of Research and the Office of Academic...

Evans School Team Advances to National Public Policy Challenge

A team of students from the Evans School and the College of Education has been selected to compete in the National Invitational Public Policy Challenge in Philadelphia March 21-22.

The competition, hosted by Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania with Governing magazine, challenged students from public policy and administration schools nationwide to develop policy proposals and strategies addressing a critical issue facing their respective communities.

The Evans School team was...

Tyler Scott Accepts UGA Tenure-Track Position

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Tyler Scott (MS ’12), who has accepted a position as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy (in the School of Public and International Affairs) at the University of Georgia (UGA). UGA is currently ranked second among public affairs schools by U.S. News and World Report in the field of public management and administration. His appointment begins in the fall.“Tyler will bring a unique mix of public management, policy process,...

Announcing New Evans School Faculty Appointment Scott Fritzen

Scott Fritzen will join the Evans School faculty as an associate professor, beginning in Autumn Quarter. Fritzen comes to us from New York University (NYU) Shanghai, where he is currently an associate provost and associate professor of public policy. NYU Shanghai is the world's first Chinese-U.S. university and the first American research university to offer full undergraduate degree programs in China.

His research interests include public sector reforms in developing countries, anti-corruption...

Justin Marlowe speaks to UWTV's 360

Endowed Professor of Public Finance and Civic Engagement Justin Marlowe spoke to UWTV's show "UW 360" about the “Guide to Financial Literacy: Connecting Money, Policy, and Priorities,” which he authored and was published as an insert in Governing magazine. The 34-page document breaks down the basics of government finance is intended for local and state officials and people recently appointed...

Evans School and Waldron Release Second Annual Report on Social Sector CEO Trends

The Evans School and consulting firm Waldron have released Social Sector CEO Trends, the second in a series of annual survey reports on social sector leadership and career transitions. Targeting senior executives and leadership teams from the largest nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofits, and charitable foundations in the United States.

As more leaders reach retirement age and the number of organizations continues to grow, the social sector is expected to face a scarcity of leadership. This year’s survey provides insight into whether organizations are planning for...

Announcing New Evans School Faculty Member Sharon Kioko

Sharon Kioko will join the Evans School faculty as an associate professor, beginning in Autumn Quarter. Kioko comes to us from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where she is currently an associate professor. She is an expert in public financial analysis. Her research interests include public budgeting and finance, the municipal bond market, state and local financial management policy, and quantitative methods.

Kioko earned her MPA ('04) and Ph.D. in Public Affairs ('08) from the School of Environmental Affairs at Indiana...

Alison Cullen Selected as SRA 2014 Distinguished Educator Award

Professor Alison Cullen has received the 2014 Distinguished Educator Award from the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). She was presented the SRA Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon in December in Denver. The award was made in recognition a teacher, author, or mentor who has contributed substantially to the training of new experts in the field of risk analysis.

Cullen joined the Evans School faculty in 1995. Her research involves the analysis of environmental risks, decision-making in the face of risks which are uncertain or...

Mark Long Elected APPAM Vice President 2015-2016

Professor Mark Long was elected vice president of the Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM) for a two-year term beginning 2015. As vice president, Long carries the responsibilities of serving as the vice chair for the organization's Committee on the Fall Research Conference and filling in for the president of APPAM when needed. After one year of service, Long will become the senior vice president of the organization and a new junior vice president will be...

Constance Rice (MPA ’70, Ph.D. Education ’74) Announced as 2014 Distinguished Alum

Constance Rice (MPA ’70, Ph.D. Education ’74) has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award, and will be honored at the Puget Sound Alumni Reception on January 28. Rice will be honored for her commitment to public service and lifetime record and impact, including her current term on the UW Board of Regents, and on numerous boards and committees. Last year...