Professor Emeritus, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
CSDE Research Areas:
- Wellbeing of Families and Households
In the News:
- William Zumeta Discusses State Support for Higher Education (7/21/2018)
- William Zumeta Featured in Yakima Herald’s Discussion of Education Options (5/31/2017)
- William Zumeta Unpacks Study on Higher Education Costs (4/18/2017)
- Zumeta Contributes Foreword for Most Recent American Educational Research Association Publication (4/30/2023)
William Zumeta holds a joint appointment as professor in the College of Education. He served as associate dean of the Evans School from 2001-05 and acting dean from March-August, 1988. He has been faculty coordinator for the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management program since 2008. He is also co-director of the Collaborative Researchers in Education Sciences Training (CREST) program, an interdepartmental Ph.D. training program supported by the U.S. Department of Education. He was the recipient of the Graduate Dean’s Award in 2010-11 for service to graduate education at the University of Washington.
Zumeta teaches in the areas of policy analysis and public policies toward higher education and education and the workforce. His research interests focus on higher education policy including accountability; finance; graduate education and academic research policies; public policies affecting private higher education; and education and workforce policies. He was a senior fellow of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education from 2005-2011 and has been a fellow of the TIAA-CREF Institute since 2008. He was president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, a national scholarly organization, in 2009-10.
Professor Zumeta’s research has been supported by a wide range of government agencies, foundations, and national groups. He previously taught at the University of British Columbia, University of California, Los Angeles, and the Claremont Graduate University, and worked for the City Council of Philadelphia and the California State Department of Finance.
Zumeta holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and a MPP from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a BA in Political Science from Haverford College.