Associate Director; Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science
Office: 205 La Follette School, Observatory Hill Office Building
La Follette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Susan Webb Yackee is an associate professor of public affairs and political science. Her research and teaching interests include regulation, administrative law, public management, and the politics of the policymaking process. 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.
Yackee won the 2008 Paul Volcker Endowment Junior Scholar Research Award from the American Political Science Association's Public Administration Section. She also received APSA's 2007 "Emerging Scholar Award" from its Political Parties and Organizations Section; and the Midwest Political Science Association honored her for the "Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar" Award in 2008. In 2010, she received a poster session award for “Excellent Research by New and Emerging Scholars” from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
From 2003-05, Dr. Yackee was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has served as a Smith Richardson Domestic Policy Fellow, a UW-Madison Vilas Associate Professor, and a Harry S. Truman Scholar. Before beginning her academic training, she worked as a legislative research assistant in the U.S. Senate.