The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was the first public university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest public university in the state. It became a land-grant institution in 1866. The 933-acre main campus includes four National Historic Landmarks.
UW–Madison is home to the Institute for Research on Poverty, a nonpartisan research institution dedicated to producing and disseminating rigorous evidence to inform policies and programs to combat poverty, inequality, and their effects in the United States. The Institute was created in 1966 with funding from the federal government to serve as a national center for the study of the nature, causes, and cures of poverty. It functions as an independent, multidisciplinary center within the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
SHECP Council Member and Academic Director
Marcy Carlson, Ph.D.,
Professor of Sociology
Director, Center for Demography and Ecology
Joel Clark, Ph.D.
Director of Professional Development,
Department of Political Science (Affiliated with Sociology, International Studies)