The Executive Committee of the Social Studies Divisional Committee promoted Jason Fletcher to full professor in March. Fletcher joined the faculty at the La Follette School of Public Affairs in fall 2013.
Dean John Karl Scholz of the College of Letters & Science lauded Fletcher’s work on health and education economics and policy – especially with respect to children and adolescents. His work has resulted in 48 peer-reviewed papers in three years.
“The impact of this work is evident in your successful record of raising outside funds for your research, in your key role in co-organizing the annual National Institutes of Health genetics and social science research workshop, and in your selection as a co-editor/managing editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management,” Scholz said.
La Follette School Director Susan Webb Yackee said his microeconomics and health policy courses are crucial contributions to the La Follette School curriculum. “Jason’s research expertise translates directly into the classroom,” Yackee said. “He is highly regarded by faculty, staff, and students.”
In addition to the La Follette School, Fletcher’s engagement has extended to the Center for Democracy and Ecology, the Center for Demography of Health and Aging, the Institute for Research on Poverty, and the Sociology Department. “Your course on epigenetics is a great example of interdisciplinary innovation,” Scholz said.