Susan Webb Yackee is Director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and a Collins-Bascom Professor of Public Affairs at UW Madison. Her research and teaching interests include the U.S. public policymaking process, public management, regulation, administrative law and interest group politics. Yackee is an elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration. She received the 2019 Herbert A. Simon Career Contribution Award from the Midwest Public Administration Caucus. It is the highest award in the field of political science for the study of bureaucracy and public administration.