Evans School Highlights

From policy to politics, from local to global, the Evans School is ranked #6 in the nation for our commitment to advancing research and insights into today’s most daunting problems.

Evans by the Numbers

Real-World Research Impact

Research Associate Ekaterina Jardim, Professors Mark C. Long and Jacob Vigdor, Professor Emeritus Robert Plotnick, Research Analyst Emma van Inwegen, and doctoral candidate Hilary Wething co-authored “Minimum Wage Increases, Wages, and Low-Wage Employment,” National Bureau of Economic Research

Professor Craig Thomas co-authored “Winners and Losers in the Ecology of Games: Network Position, Connectivity, and the Benefits of Collaborative Governance Regimes” in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

Associate Professor Heather Hill guest edited a special issue of Social Service Review on “Household Economic Instability and Social Policy”. 

The Evans School recently launched the International Program in Public Health Leadership. This innovative partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation teaches emerging leaders from around the world the skills of analysis, leadership, communication, and persuasion that will enable them to advance population health. 

The Evans School and Tsinghua University are offering a dual MPA degree program focusing on integration of data analytics, public policy, and public administration, with courses to be completed on both campuses in the USA and China. 

Professor Scott Allard authored Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty, published by the Russell Sage Foundation. 

Professor Ann Bostrom coauthored “Perceptions of Earthquake Early Warnings on the U.S. West Coast” in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Building for the Future

Historic Parrington Hall, home of the Evans School, will undergo a $20 million renovation to create a dynamic learning space for future public service leaders to think big and explore innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Welcoming New Faculty
to the Evans School

Ines Jurcevic, Assistant Professor (2017): PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Social Policy, Public Policy Analysis

Karin Martin, Assistant Professor (2017): PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Social Policy, Public Policy Analysis

Benjamin B. Brunjes, Assistant Professor (2016): PhD, University of Georgia

Public Management

Grant Blume, Acting Assistant Professor (2017): PhD, University of Washington

Policy Analysis, Public Management

Jill Dougherty, Distinguished Visiting Scholar: MA, Georgetown University - Former CNN Moscow Bureau Chief

Foreign Policy

Jose M. Magallanes, Visiting Associate Professor: PhD, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

Public Policy Data Science

Erica Barnhart, Senior Lecturer: MPA, University of Washington - Co-Director, Nancy Bell Evans Center on Philanthropy

Nonprofit Management

Matt Steuerwalt, Senior Lecturer: MPA, University of Washington - Former Director of Policy, Washington State

Policy Analysis


Endowed Professor and Associate Dean Justin Marlowe was appointed Editor-in-Chief and Associate Professor Sharon Kioko was appointed Managing Editor of Public Budgeting & Finance, effective with Volume 38 (2018).  

Professor Mary Kay Gugerty and coauthors received the William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award from the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) for their book Regulation by Reputation: Monitoring and Sanctioning in Nonprofit Accountability Club

Professor David Suarez was named the Colleen Willoughby Endowed Faculty Fellow in Philanthropy and Civil Society.