Professor Scott W. Allard in the news

Professor Scott W. Allard is an expert on issues ranging from income inequality and poverty to social welfare policy and urban policy. These last few weeks he has been sought out for his expertise in The Atlantic, Marketplace, the Wall Street Journal, and the BBC to name a few.

The Atlantic: New Census Data Shows More Americans Emerging From Poverty

Marketplace: ...

The Evans School stands resolute in our shared commitment to a more equitable and inclusive society

Echoing the words of University of Washington President Ani Mari Cauce, in her reflections on the tragedy of Charlottesville, the Evans School stands resolute in our shared commitment to a more equitable and inclusive society. We firmly oppose all violence and harassment motivated by hatred and racism. We are deeply dedicated to combatting racism and to working with our entire School community in an engaged, participatory process to move this critical work forward. 


Updates from the Evans School Ph.D. program

(Below is an update on the Evans School Ph.D. program written by Professor Ann Bostrom, Faculty Ph.D. Program Coordinator)

Since graduating its first student in 2010, the Evans School Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management has grown both in size and reputation. Now with more than 24 students in residence, the program has attracted an increasing number of highly qualified and diverse applicants each year, and places alumni in excellent positions at top public policy schools and in research positions in government and nonprofits.

This year’s graduates included M....

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The Evans School keeps growing

The incoming class of students for the 2017 academic year will be historic. This year the number of applicants for the MPA program was a 12% increase on last year’s large application pool. We saw applicants from cities as far away as Miami Springs, Florida and Bangalore, India. The trend of a younger skewing cohort continues this year and it is inspiring to see the call to public service breaking through the noise and distractions of our society.

We wanted to give a special thank you to many of our alums who have been so supportive of our recruiting efforts...

Expanding our Impact

The Evans School has stepped up events this year hosting numerous policy impact lectures, community based events, and our Research Seminar Series. We want our events to be more accesible to the public and we've decided to record our events either through video, invitation of the media, or audio podcasts. 

We saw events focused on immigration, poverty, gentrification, feminism, technology for global good, and more. We also launched our first Facebook Live event that was viewed by hundreds live and...

Real world research. Real world impact.

The Evans School uses the world as their laboratory. Diving deep into the pressing public policy and governance issues of today, the Evans School strives to create leaders who will solve the issues of tomorrow.

The Evans School Policy Analysis & Research Group

The Evans School is a policy partner with impact far beyond the city of Seattle. By partnering with local and international development organizations, students at the Evans School are able to reach and influence global communities.

Portraits of Public Service Leadership

In this edition of The Memo, we wanted to shine a light on a few Evans School alums who are dedicated to public service and making a real-world impact. We asked four alums in managerial or executive positions about their work and how the Evans School set them up for their success. These are a few highlights of their stories.

Harold Taniguchi (MPA '90), Director, Department of Transportation, King County

Why is the work you do important?

I am fortunate to work in transportation, which is absolutely relevant to our lives. Without the safe...

Evans School News - June 2017 Volume 1
Doctoral student Emmi Obara selected to receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Evans School doctoral student, Emmi Obara, has been selected to receive a 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. 

Obara’s research will be looking into prison and criminal justice policies using 15 years of data from the Bureau of Justice Statistic’s National Corrections Reporting Program data. Obara will be examining trends of repeated releases and recidivism in the light of changes to sentencing policy. Professor Scott Allard is the advisor on this project.