Outgoing President Angela Evans receives an award by former Immediate Past President Paul Decker
APPAM Introduces Haskins, Waldfogel, and Evans as 2015 Leadership Team
January 6, 2015 10:00 AM
The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) is happy to announce the Association’s new leadership team for 2015. Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University, officially steps into her role as APPAM’s President, replacing Angela Evans, University of Texas at Austin, who moves into the role of Immediate Past President. Ron Haskins, Brookings University, joins the Executive Committee as President-Elect.
"APPAM is very fortunate to have Ron Haskins coming on board as our President-Elect," says Waldfogel. "Ron has unparalleled experience and expertise—both as a practitioner and analyst—on the most important policies affecting children and families. He is also a longtime member and friend of APPAM. I know I speak for all of APPAM's leadership in saying how much we look forward to working with him in his new role."
Haskins, introduced as the next President-Elect at the 2014 Fall Research Conference, is co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution and senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In 2002, he was the senior advisor on welfare policy to the White House. Haskins also spent 14 years on the staff of the House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, first as welfare counsel to the Republican staff, then as the subcommittee’s staff director. From 1981-1985, he was a senior researcher at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He also taught and lectured on history and education at UNC, Charlotte and developmental psychology at Duke University.
An accomplished author and editor, Haskins has published numerous books, articles, and editorials and is a frequent guest on various radio and television programs. (His most recent book, Show Me the Evidence, debuted to critical acclaim.) His area of expertise includes welfare reform, child care, child support, marriage, child protection, and budget and deficit issues. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (2000); the President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Human Services from the American Public Human Services Association (2005); and the Lion Award from the Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families (2010). Haskins received his Master's in Education and his Ph.D. in Development Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Waldfogel is a professor of social work and public affairs at Columbia University School of Social Work and a visiting professor at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics. Receiving her Ph.D. in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Waldfogel has written extensively on the impact of public policies on child and family well-being. Her current research includes studies of work-family policies, improving the measurement of poverty, and understanding social mobility across countries.
Waldfogel takes over as President after organizing and leading a successful Fall Research Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico last November in her capacity as President-Elect. Global Challenges, New Perspectives looked at addressing myriad policy challenges around the world, drawing on the collective knowledge base in public policy analysis and management and bringing in new perspectives from other disciplines and countries.
Evans is a Professor at the University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, joining the school after 30 years of public service to the United States Congress. The last 13 of these years, she was the Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service—the Legislative Branch agency created by the U.S. Congress to serve as its primary source for policy research and analysis. Evans shared her thoughts on future challenges facing the Association, entering APPAM leadership roles, and her excitement for the organization's future in a video interview last month.
"I want to thank Angela for her past year of service as APPAM's President," says Waldfogel. "As the Association continues to position itself for the future, her leadership has helped strengthen and embolden all of us. On behalf of all of APPAM's members, I thank her for her tireless energy and enthusiasm, and look forward to working with her in her new capacity as Immediate Past President in the coming year."
Last year, Evans was honored by Representative James P. Moran (D-VA) in the Congressional Record. During the second session of the 113th Congress, Congressman Moran rose and made several statements honoring Evans' career and achievements. "This remarkable woman merits our recognition and gratitude for her dedication and commitment to public service, serving more than 35 years at the Congressional Research Service."