Maria Cancian Elected President of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management

Maria Cancian has been named president-elect of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management.

Recently, Cancian was appointed dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She will begin her new duties on February 1, 2019. She has been serving as a professor at the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was associate dean for fiscal initiatives and social sciences for the College of Letters and Sciences at the university from 2011 to 2014.

As president-elect, Cancian will convene the association’s next Fall Research Conference, after which she will begin serving as the association’s president. The president chairs the Executive Committee and the Policy Council, is the senior decision-maker for the association, and serves as its leading spokesperson and representative.

“It is an honor to have this opportunity to contribute to APPAM’s mission, to improve public policy and management through excellence in research, analysis and education,” Dr. Cancian says.

Dr. Cancian is a graduate of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania where she double majored in political science and sociology. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in economics from the University of Michigan.

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