Faculty News

Ann Bostrom Elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences
Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor in Environmental Policy Ann Bostrom has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS). WSAS, modeled on the National Research Council, works to provide expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy-making, and to increase the...
Justin Marlowe Authors Public Financial Literacy Guide
Associate Professor of Public Affairs Endowed Professor of Public Finance and Civic Engagement Justin Marlowe has authored the new “Guide to Financial Literacy: Connecting Money, Policy, and Priorities,” which was published as an insert in Governing magazine’s July issue. The 34-...
Mary Kay Gugerty Receives Award for Developing Decision-Driven M&E Systems
Associate Professor of Public Affairs Nancy Bell Evans Professor in Nonprofit Management Mary Kay Gugerty has received $64,047 as one of two principal investigators on a Google Innovations for Poverty Action grant entitled "The Goldilocks Project: Developing Decision-Driven M&E Systems....
Brian Dillon Awarded Funding for Communication, Search, and Mobile Phones: A Telephone Directory Intervention in Tanzania
Assistant Professor Brian Dillon has been awarded funding through the University of California, Davis, BASIS Assets and Market Access Innovation Lab for a research project in Tanzania. Dillon and his team are researching the extent to which smallholder farmers in Tanzania directly benefit from a...
Professor C. Leigh Anderson and Associate Professor Joaquin Herranz Evans School Announces New Associate Deans
The Evans School has announced two new associate deanships, both beginning in Autumn Quarter 2014. Associate Professor Joaquin Herranz will serve as associate dean for academic programs. He will assume leadership and administrative responsibilities for the Evans School's professional...
Mary Kay Gugerty Publishes Blog Post in SSIR
Associate Professor and Nancy Bell Evans Professor in Nonprofit Management Mary Kay Gugerty has published a new blog post in Stanford Social Innovation Review (co-written with Dean Karlan of Yale University). “Measuring Impact Isn't for Everyone” is part of the ongoing series...
Richard Zerbe Publishes New Book
Professor Richard O. Zerbe has published a new book comprised of 21 key papers in the area of efficiency in law and economics. Efficiency in Law and Economics is published by Edward Elgar Publishing.
Stephen Kosack Awarded "Best Book" of 2013
Assistant Professor Stephen Kosack’s book The Education of Nations: How the Political Organization of the Poor, Not Democracy, Led Governments to Invest in Mass Education (Oxford University Press, 2012), has been awarded the best book in 2013 by the Comparative International Education Society...
Brian Dillon Presents Research on Link Between Oil Prices at World Markets and Price of Maize at Markets Across East Africa
Assistant Professor Brian Dillon had a paper accepted to an IMF (International Monetary Fund (IMF) conference on “Food Price Volatility: Causes and Challenges” in Morocco in February. The conference committee accepted approximately 12 papers, which will be published in a special issue...
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...