After 11 years with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), Alexis MacDonald (MPA ’08) has accepted a position as a professional staff member for the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. MacDonald also recently received the Badger of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s DC Chapter.
It has been a busy spring for La Follette School faculty member Yang Wang. She received a Vilas Early Career Investigator Award, was promoted to associate professor with tenure, and had her research highlighted in the New York Times and other news media.
La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee received a Kellett Mid-Career Award from UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.
The La Follette School’s David Wright-Racette received the Student Personnel Association (SPA) Frontline Award for his efforts as the school’s student services associate on April 25. Mo O’Connor, Wright-Racette’s supervisor, coordinated his nomination and had the pleasure of presenting his award at the 39th Annual SPA Awards Luncheon in front of numerous La Follette School colleagues and approximately 250 higher education professionals in Madison.
Marjorie Matthews was honored with the Doug Palm Community Service Award for her work as the La Follette School’s Partners in Giving coordinator. Matthews joined the La Follette School in 2011 and serves as a university services associate.
The Midwest Public Administration Caucus (MPAC) has selected La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee as the 2019 Herbert A. Simon Career Contribution Award recipient. Given on behalf of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), it is the highest award in the field of political science for the study of bureaucracy and public administration.
Assistant Professor Emilia Tjernström has received a 40 for 40 Fellowship from the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM). The award provides funding for Tjernström to attend APPAM’s Fall Research Conference in Washington, DC, later this year.
Master of international public affairs (MIPA) student Jamey Kane received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year. He will use the fellowship to study Turkish at UW–Madison.
The American Sociological Association (ASA) honored La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher and co-author Dalton Conley with two awards for their book, The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals about Ourselves, Our History & the Future.