William Zumeta joined the Evans School faculty in the fall of 1985. He holds a joint appointment as Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in the College of Education. He served as associate dean of the Evans School from 2001-05 and acting dean from March-August in 1988. He has been faculty coordinator for the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management program since 2008. He is also co-director of the Collaborative Researchers in Education Sciences Training (CREST) program, an interdepartmental Ph.D. training program supported by the U.S. Department of Education. He was the recipient of the Graduate Dean's Award in 2010-11 for service to graduate education at the University of Washington.
Zumeta teaches in the areas of policy analysis and public policies toward higher education and the workforce. His research interests focus on higher education policy including accountability; finance; graduate education and academic research policies, public policies affecting private higher education, and education and workforce policies. He has been a senior fellow of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education since 2005 and a fellow of the TIAA-CREF Institute since 2008. He was president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, a national scholarly organization, in 2009-10.
His research has been supported by a wide range of government agencies, foundations, and national groups. He previously taught at the University of British Columbia, University of California, Los Angeles, and the Claremont Graduate University.
Zumeta holds a Ph.D. in public policy and a MPP from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a BA in political science from Haverford College.