Dean Sandra O. Archibald joined the Evans School in 2003. Her research interests concern a wide area focusing on the intersection of economics, institutions, and public policy.
Archibald previously served in several roles at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota from 1993-03, including associate dean, interim dean, associate dean for academic affairs and research programs, and associate dean and director of graduate studies. She also served as the Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development of the University of Minnesota from 1999-02.
Archibald served as a faculty member at the Humphrey Institute, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Applied Economics. She also had full graduate faculty membership in Water Resources Science and Conservation Biology at the Humphrey Institute. Archibald also served as a faculty member at the Stanford University Food Research Institute from 1983-91. She has taught economics for policy analysis, environmental and natural resource policy, and advanced policy analysis.
Archibald is the recipient of the NASPAA/ASPA Distinguished Research Award of 2004; Humphrey Institute Outstanding Teaching Award of 1993; American Agricultural Economics Association Quality of Research Communication Award of 1989; University of California Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Outstanding Dissertation Award of 1984; and numerous research grants.
Outside of academics, Archibald is extensively involved in public service and research designed to support sound public policy and management decisions. She has made significant contributions to policy making and civic engagement in the United States and abroad. She was Director of Economic Analysis for Rockefeller’s Commission on Critical Choices for Americans, served in the Office of Research and Development in the Environmental Protection Agency and has worked extensively in Central and Eastern Europe designing environmental curriculum and academic programs for higher education.
Archibald holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis. She also holds an MA in public administration and BA in history from University of California, Berkeley.