Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Management

Sam Matteson came to policy analysis by way of studying music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and then transferring to the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point to earn his degree in psychology.

While Megan Humphreys was in Costa Rica with the Peace Corps, she came to realize how many aspects of daily life she took for granted in the United States and that realization brought her to the La Follette School to earn a Master of International Public Affairs degree.

Public management expert Donald Moynihan is featured on Andy Feldman's GovInnovator.com blog.

2012 alum Carly Hood is taking her health policy experience to southern Belize, where she has accepted a position as clinic and public health director at a clinic.

She says good-by to Wisconsin in a post on the Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship blog, where she was a fellow for two years after completing dual master’s degrees in public affairs and public health.

1982 alum Daniel Speckhard will become the next president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief in July.

Problems at the Veterans Health Administration likely occurred due to pay incentives being tied to imperfect performance measures, management expert Donald Moynihan notes in an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times.

Don Moynihan wants to make interacting with government easier for everyone.The internationally recognized public management expert is focusing his studies on "administrative burdens" — the difficulties and impediments people encounter when they try to access government services.

No one knows better than 2000 alum Beth Kohler how busy the world of Medicaid is.

Research professor Rob Meyer will speak about policy and management analytics and education reform in a noon seminar on Tuesday, April 29, in the La Follette School conference room. Meyer is director of the university's Value-Added Research Center, and he is known for his research on value-added modeling, evaluation methods and strategic management of human capital.
A cost-benefit analysis by La Follette School students was mentioned by Wisconsin Government Accountability Board executive director Kevin Kennedy. In an April 13 WKOW televisioin interview, Kennedy said the analysis showed that about $1 million would be saved, mostly at the local level, if the state of Wisconsin established online voter registration. Watch the interview
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