Faculty and students in the Trachtenberg School benefit from participating in the research activities of institutes and centers that have a close affiliation with the school.
The George Washington Institute of Public Policy
The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) serves as a university-wide center for faculty and graduate students engaging in research on important public policy issues and concerns. GWIPP assists faculty throughout the university in preparing research proposals and budgets and managing projects once funded. GWIPP's staff and associated faculty and graduate students pursue a wide range of public policy research projects. Many of the GWIPP research faculty teach in the graduate programs of the Trachtenberg school as affiliated faculty, and Trachtenberg School graduate students have numerous opportunities to work as research assistants in GWIPP. Trachtenberg School faculty members are also actively involved in the research activities of GWIPP.
For questions about GWIPP, please contact:
Dr. Harold Wolman
Director, The George Washington Institute of Public Policy
(202) 994-5713 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Garry Young
Associate Director, The George Washington Institute of Public Policy
(202) 994-6494 email@example.com
Center for Washington Area Studies
The Center for Washington Area Studies (CWAS), which is a research center within GWIPP, was established in 1980 to bring the resources of The George Washington University to bear on the development of a fuller understanding of the Washington area as a locality, with its own history, politics, and culture, its own problems and opportunities. The Center is a regional studies institute, its purpose being to stimulate scholarly inquiry of a multidisciplinary nature into a broad range of matters relating to the national capital area.
For questions about CWAS please contact:
Dr. Richard Green
Director, The Center for Washington Area Studies
(202) 994-9141 firstname.lastname@example.org
Midge Smith Center for Evaluation Effectiveness
The Midge Smith Center for Evaluation Effectiveness is a research center located in the Trachtenberg School. The goal of the Center is to be the premier unit in the world known for its successes in creating and facilitating use of knowledge in furtherance of effective programs in the public and non-profit areas.
Three objectives guide this effort: Research directed toward understanding how programs work and better methods for assessing effectiveness and enhancing evaluation capacity, learning, and use. Teaching courses for on- and off-campus learners by continuing the programs of The Evaluators' Institute with its internationally-recognized faculty, The Trachtenberg School’s graduate coursework, and tailored learning opportunities with government and non-profit organizations Extension and Service to assist public and nonprofits in evaluating their programs, building evaluation capacity, and institutionalizing effective evaluation practice.
The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center
The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center was established in September 2009 to raise awareness of regulations’ effects and improve regulatory policy through research, education, and outreach. The Regulatory Studies Center, housed in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, will be a leading source for applied scholarship on regulatory issues, and a training ground for current and future policy officials who want to understand the effects of regulation and ensure that regulatory policies are designed to make the public better off.
For questions about The Regulatory Studies Center please contact:
Susan E. Dudley
Director, The Regulatory Studies Center
(202) 994-7543 RegulatoryStudies@gwu.edu