Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Alumni News

The Public Management Research Association (PMRA) honored John Bryson (MA ’72) with the 2018 H. George Frederickson Award for his career contributions to the field of public management. He is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Jason Gerlach (MA, JD ’96) credits much of his success to the quantitative skills he learned at the La Follette School of Public Affairs. 

Joshua Cruz (MPA ’18), a student in the Neuroscience & Public Policy Program, is giving a presentation titled Poverty, Pregnancy, and Public Assistance Programs: A Neuroscience & Public Policy Perspective on Thursday, October 4.

The National Interest published an article by La Follette School alumnus Christopher Russell (MIPA/JD ’16) about Ukraine’s long struggle against corruption and the Revolution of Dignity movement.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

2011 alumna launches brewery

Erika Jones (MPA ’11) and Jessica Jones opened Giant Jones Brewing Company on Madison’s near East Side in June. Erika Jones, executive director of FairShare CSA Coalition, is chief executive officer of the brewery, and Jessica Jones is the brewer.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

MPA alumna Mueller marries Wade Vincent

Kelsey Mueller (MPA ’17) and Wade Vincent were married on May 5, 2018, at the Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

Richelle Andrae (MPA ’17) co-authored the 2018 Healthcare Workforce Report published by the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce (WCMEW).

An article in the July 26 edition of The Economist referenced a paper written by La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn and Kavan Kucko (MIPA ’08). The article discussed how the yield curve for government bonds inverted just before each of the most recent U.S. recessions.

UW–Madison Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller appointed Jennifer Klippel (MPA ’06) as interim budget director following the retirement of Tim Norris, who served in that role since 2004.

The Health Behavior and Policy Review has published a paper by Joseph Bates (MPA/MPH ’17), Key Stakeholder Responses to Impaired Server Ordinances in Selected Wisconsin Municipalities.

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