Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher is the principal investigator for a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting research on the impacts of children’s neighborhoods on racial disparities in adult health outcomes.

More than 60 people attended each of four recent Town Hall meetings on key election issues with University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members. The meetings in Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, were sponsored by UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Five La Follette School faculty members and several faculty affiliates presented their work on a wide range of issues at the 2016 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference from November 3 to 5 in Washington, D.C.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs and UW–Madison’s Department of Political Science are partnering with the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) for a series of Real Town Hall events in Wisconsin and Minnesota in preparation for the 2016 presidential election.

The cover story for the September 2 issue of Newsweek magazine features research by La Follette School Professor Barbara Wolfe and faculty affiliate Seth Pollak. Their report “Association of Child Poverty, Brain Development, and Academic Achievement” is cited as one of two studies that “cracked open a public conversation” on the influence of poverty on children’s learning and achievement.

Professor Jason Fletcher of the La Follette School of Public Affairs received a 2016 Distinguished Author Award from Health Economics for making a significant contribution to the journal.

Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate magazine, often looks to the past to explain the present.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:34

Fletcher promoted to full professor

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.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 00:00

Jason Fletcher

Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty

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