Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Faculty

UW–Madison’s Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) received renewal of its funding via the National Institute of Health’s prestigious P30 grant. La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher serves as CDHA director.

What a difference a year has made – 10 exceptional faculty, 19 outstanding certificate program graduates, 350 dedicated health policy leaders, three enthusiastic staff, and so much more. Simply put, the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW–Madison is experiencing the most extensive growth in its 37-year history. 

With funding from the Kohl Initiative, the La Follette School has hired Assistant Professor Ross Milton, who joins the faculty this fall.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Pevehouse honored with Kellett Award

Professor Political Science Jon Pevehouse, who is moving part of his faculty appointment to the La Follette School this fall, has received a Kellett Mid-Career Award from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE).

La Follette School Professor Mark Copelovitch recently received a Daniel Louis and Genevieve Rustvold Goldy Faculty Fellow award to support his research activities.

Two La Follette School faculty members – Lindsay Jacobs and Lauren Schmitz – received funding from the Steven H. Sandell Grant Program to support their research on retirement and disability issues.

A team from UW–Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), including La Follette School Professor J. Michael Collins, received a UW2020 award to increase the quality and amount of housing-related data available to the Wisconsin Administrative Data Core, a unique data resource at IRP. 

Professor Greg Nemet received a Kohl Public Service Research Competition award to support his work on climate change analysis and policy.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs held its annual Visit Day for prospective graduate students March 23. With COVID-19 interrupting the typical semester at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, this became a virtual visit day with 35 to 45 admitted applicants in attendance.

Due to exceptionally high interest in its Undergraduate Certificate in Public Policy program, the La Follette School will offer seven undergraduate classes in fall 2020 – the most in School history.

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