Collins-Bascom professor of Public Affairs and Political Science and the director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Susan Webb Yackee is a Collins-Bascom professor of Public Affairs and Political Science and the director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research and teaching interests include the public policymaking process, public management, regulation, and interest group politics. Yackee has published articles in a number of journals, including the American Political Science Review, Public Administration Review, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Yackee received the 2019 Herbert A. Simon Mid-Career Contribution Award from the Midwest Public Administration Caucus. Her article “Clerks or Kings? Partisan Alignment and Delegation to the U.S. Bureaucracy” (with Dr. Christine Kelleher Palus) won the 2017 Beryl Radin Award for the best article published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Yackee is an elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration. As a junior scholar, she received four "Emerging Scholar Awards” from various professional associations. Yackee worked as a legislative research assistant in the U.S. Senate before beginning her academic training.