Dorothy Daley

Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration
Professor, Environmental Studies Program
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 4060M

Dorothy Daley is a professor in the School and holds a joint appointment with the Environmental Studies Program. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2003-2005. Dr. Daley earned her Ph.D. in Ecology with an emphasis in Environmental Policy Analysis from the University of California, Davis in 2001. Her research explores environmental and public health decision making, with a specific emphasis on examining the causes and the consequences of public interventions. Collaborating with colleagues at Western Washington University and Washington State University, Dr. Daley was recently awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to examine how state and local climate governance affects environmental performance.

Dr. Daley is also the president of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science.

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Rosemary O’Leary is KU’s Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration
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Four faculty are National Academy of Public Administration Fellows
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Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of health and human services, was a 2009 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
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