Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Yackee becomes associate director

Susan Webb Yackee

Susan Webb Yackee is the La Follette School's new associate director, working with student services staff on admissions, curriculum and career development.

An expert in administrative rulemaking, Yackee is spending her summer examining whether interest groups indirectly influence government regulations by lobbying the president's Office of Management and Budget. She received a two-year Vilas Associate Award from the University of Wisconsin–Madison for the study.

Yackee's research and teaching interests include regulation, administrative law, public management, and the politics of the policymaking process. She has advised officials at the Environmental Protection Agency about increasing citizen participation in regulatory policymaking, and she has shared her expertise with members of Congress.

Her work has been published in the Journal of Politics, George Washington Law Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, American Politics Research, Political Research Quarterly, and Policy Studies Journal.

She succeeds Don Moynihan, who served as associate director for three years.

A version of this article appears in the fall 2012 La Follette Notes newsletter for alumni and friends.

Yackee to use campus award to study influence on OMB rule review, June 22, 2011, La Follette School News