September 6, 2022

Inaugural Zumeta Award Winners

Evans Ph.D. studentsMatt Fowle and Nicole Kovskijointly received the Evans School’s inaugural William M. Zumeta Doctoral Research Award for the best research paper authored by an Evans doctoral student in the prior two years. The award is named in honor of Evans School Emeritus Professor Bill Zumeta for his contributions to the study of higher education policy and finance, and his dedication to doctoral education and training. Matt Fowle’s submission, Racialized Homelessness in Housing Policy Debate,describes how race and racial segregation shape the prevalence of homelessness within communities of color, and how race shapes the way in which our policy tools attempt to alleviate homelessness in communities of color. Nicole Kovski’s co-authored article on the Earned Income Tax Credit and child maltreatment in Pediatrics,presents compelling evidence that more generous tax credits targeted at lower income households can reduce the prevalence of youth violence downstream.