Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, August 6, 2018

Yackee serving on School of Business search committee

Yackee serving on School of Business search committee

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Yackee is one of 17 members of UW–Madison’s search and screen committee for the next dean of the Wisconsin School of Business. During the 2017–18 academic year, Yackee served as the first participant in the university’s Provost Fellows Program.

“I am extremely honored to serve on this important committee,” said Yackee. “We are seeking a strong and inspiring leader who advances the School of Business as a leading education and research enterprise.”

Founded in 1900, the School of Business has approximately 80 tenured and tenure track faculty, 220 professional staff, and 40 university staff. The school offers degrees in the major fields of business, as well as executive and continuing education programs.

Mark A. Covaleski, professor of accounting and information systems, is leading the search and screen committee. The dean serves as the chief academic and executive officer, with responsibility for faculty and staff development, personnel oversight, fundraising, budget planning and management, curriculum, and student academic affairs.

Yackee, the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor Public Affairs and Political Science, joined UW–Madison in 2007. Her research and teaching interests include the U.S. public policymaking process, public management, regulation, administrative law, and interest group politics.

Yackee’s article “Clerks or Kings? Partisan Alignment and Delegation to the U.S. Bureaucracy” (with Christine Palus) won the 2017 Beryl Radin Award for the best article published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory in the previous year.