Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
|University of Washington
The Evans School of Public Affairs
|Parent endowment||$2.68 billion|
|Dean||Sandra O. Archibald|
|Location||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Enrollment||463 - (2011)|
The Evans School emphasizes policy analysis and management through its master’s degree programs, doctoral program, and various non-degree and certificate programs.
The Evans School is ranked 9th out of 266 schools of public affairs and 4th among public universities. The Evans School has also been recognized for its expertise in the areas of Nonprofit Management (ranked 3rd), Environmental Policy and Management (ranked 5th), Public Management Administration (ranked 11th), and Public Policy Analysis (ranked 13th).
- 1 History
- 2 Education
- 3 Research
- 4 School leadership
- 5 Student Organizations
- 6 Notable Alumni
- 7 Accreditation
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The school was formerly known as the Graduate School of Public Affairs, and was founded in 1962 as the first school of public affairs at a public university. It was renamed in 2000 to honor former U.S. Senator and Washington State Governor Daniel J. Evans.
The main offices for the Evans School are located in the Parrington Hall at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. Parrington Hall opened in 1902 as the university’s science building, and is named after Vernon L. Parrington, an English professor at the university from 1908 to 1929.
The Evans School offers three different degree programs:
- Evans School Master of Public Administration (MPA), which is the Evans School’s longest-standing program and emphasizes a broad-based curriculum in public policy analysis and management. The MPA program offers part-time, full-time, day, and evening programs. Evans School MPA students may also choose to pursue a specialized Peace Corps Master’s International Program track that allows students to combine two years of Peace Corps service with the MPA program.
- Executive Master of Public Administration, which is a 15-month program designed for senior-level professionals with more than seven years of work experience.
- Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management prepares its graduates for careers as faculty or researchers for public or nonprofit organizations.
Graduate students may also pursue one of two certificate programs:
- The Evans School Certificate Program in International Development Policy & Management prepares graduate students from a variety of fields to address the complex and interdisciplinary challenges of development in an international context.
- In the Environmental Management Certificate Program, graduate students from across the University of Washington collaborate to address real-world problems in environmental management with profound policy, scientific, and business ramifications.
- The one-year Nonprofit Management Certificate program is designed to give students the tools and frameworks needed to meet the increasing challenges facing the nonprofit sector today.
The Evans School also offers concurrent masters degrees with five University of Washington programs:
- University of Washington College of Architecture and Urban Planning
- University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
- University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine
- University of Washington College of Forest Resources
- University of Washington School of Law
The Evans School also has an executive education program through the Cascade Center. Courses at the Cascade Center provide leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors with opportunities to develop their management skills, make their programs more effective, and increase customer and employee satisfaction. The courses have been offered for more than 20 years and come in two-day, three-day, five-day, and two-week packages.
In addition to the research work of individual faculty members, the Evans School houses nine research centers that provide policy analyses for issues at the state, regional, national, and international levels.
- Benefit Cost Analysis Center
- Marc Lindenberg Center for Humanitarian Action, International Development, and Global Citizenship
- Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy
- West Coast Poverty Center (a joint venture between the Evans School and the School of Social Work and College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington)
- William D. Ruckelshaus Center (a joint venture between the University of Washington and Washington State University)
Public service clinics
The Evans School’s Public Service Clinics match students with public and nonprofit agencies to explore applied research topics in a broad range of public affairs, management, and policy areas. Since its inception, over 200 student-agency projects have produced program evaluations, strategic plans, and a new program designs that have been deployed in real world applications.
The Electronic Hallway serves as an online database of teaching cases and other curriculum materials for faculty who teach public administration, public policy, and related subjects. Cases are available in numerous policy areas, including economic development, education, environment and land use, human services, international affairs, nonprofit, state and local government issues, utility and transit issues, and urban and regional issues.
- Sandra O. Archibald, Dean
- Robert Plotnick, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
- Linda Lake, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
- Carrie Evans, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
The Evans School Student Organization (ESO) serves as the liaison between the Evans School student body and the faculty and administration. ESO places students on most faculty committees and plays a key role in:
- Developing curriculum
- Hiring faculty members
- Shaping academic policies
- Evaluating courses and professors
- Setting degree requirements
Other student organizations include:
- Evans International Students Association (EISA)
- Economics and Finance Interest Group (EFIG)
- Education-Social Policy Interest Group (Ed-Soc)
- Green Evans
- International Affairs Student Interest Group (EvansWorld)
- Latino Policy Association (LPA)
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Allies (LGBTA)
- Nonprofit Network (NPN)
- Partnership for Community & Diversity (PCD)
- Evans School Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA)
- Evans School Review(ESR)
- Evans School Symposium of Public Affairs Research
- Virginia Anderson, President, Safeco Foundation
- William D. Center, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
- Peter W. Chiarelli, General, U.S. Army
- Sally J. Clark, Seattle City Council Member
- Sheila Edwards-Lange, Vice Provost of Minority Affairs and Diversity, University of Washington
- Joan Fanning, Founding Executive Director, NPower
- Karen Fraser, Washington State Senator
- Bob Hasegawa, Washington State Senator
- Steve Hobbs, Washington State Senator
- Joe McDermott (politician), King County Council
- Constance W. Rice, Managing Director for Knowledge Management, Casey Family Programs
- Norman B. Rice, Former City of Seattle Mayor (1990–1997)
- Sue Sherbrooke, CEO, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish
- Isao Takeuchi, City of Tottori Mayor (2002-Present)
- Jill Wakefield, Chancellor, Seattle Community Colleges
The Evans School’s MPA program is accredited by NASPAA, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
- Evans School
- University of Washington
- Evans School Public Service Clinics
- Cascade Center
- Electronic Hallway
- Benefit-Cost Analysis Center
- Marc Lindenberg Center for Humanitarian Action, International Development and Global Citizenship
- Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy
- West Coast Poverty Center
- William D. Ruckelshaus Center