Emily Finchum-Mason

Workforce Analyst
U.S. Department of Labor
Emily Finchum started the Evans School Ph.D. program in Public Policy and Management in 2015. Prior to joining the program, she worked as Research Associate for the Spirit of Harmony Foundation, designing advocacy campaigns to assist in the implementation of music education programs in underserved schools. She also served as a high school science teacher, and as a Research Team Coordinator for Civic Lab.

Emily holds a Master of Science in Leadership and Policy Studies from DePaul University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Emily’s research interests include education policy, nonprofit organizations, policy implementation, and public management.

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management, University of Washington, 2023
M.S. in Leadership and Policy Studies, DePaul University, 2014
M.A. in Teaching, National Louis University, 2010
B.S. in Biological Sciences and B.A. in Psychology, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2009
Education Policy
Nonprofit Organizations
Policy Implementation
Public Management

Scott W. Allard

Associate Dean for Research & Engagement;
Daniel J. Evans Endowed Professor of Social Policy
PAR 260A
(206) 221-4872

Mary Kay Gugerty

Mary Kay Gugerty
Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning;
Nancy Bell Evans Professor in Nonprofit Management
PAR 340-H
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David Suárez

Associate Professor;
Colleen Willoughby Endowed Faculty Fellow in Philanthropy & Civil Society
PAR 340K
(206) 221-1058
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