John D. Graham

Dean, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

John Graham

John Graham is Dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), a professional school with more than 2500 students and 100 faculty covering the fields of environmental science, criminal justice, arts administration, non-profit management, public finance and budgeting, public management and policy analysis.  SPEA’s Master’s in Public Affairs program was recently ranked #2 in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

From 2001 to 2006 Dr. Graham served as the Senate-confirmed administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.  In this capacity, he was responsible for federal regulatory, information and statistical policies.  In this capacity, Dr. Graham helped spur improvements in the way poverty in America is measured.

Prior to his government service, Dr. Graham was a tenured professor of policy and decision sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health where he founded and led the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis.

He holds a BA degree (politics and economics) from Wake Forest University, an MA degree (public affairs) from Duke University and a Ph.D. degree (public affairs) from Carnegie-Mellon University.

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