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Associate Professor of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington

Rachel Fyall joined the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance as an assistant professor beginning Autumn 2014. Her research investigates the influence of nonprofit organizations on the formation of public policy and in the delivery of public services. She examines how discretion shapes the public services provided by nonprofit contractors as well as advocacy and lobbying by nonprofit organizations. Her research is generally grounded within homelessness and housing policy. Rachel's research has been published in Public Administration Review, Policy Studies Journal, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. She is a faculty affiliate of the West Coast Poverty Center and the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, both at UW. Rachel is also the Faculty Co-Chair of the Urban@UW Homelessness Research Initiative. Rachel holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from Indiana University, an M.P.A. from George Washington University, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington