ATLANTA—Professor Sally Wallace, Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, is leading the school as interim dean for the 2017-2018 academic year, which began July 1.
The university will conduct a national search to identify a permanent dean to start at the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year, according to Georgia State Provost Risa Palm.
Wallace is an economist whose research interests center on taxation and intergovernmental fiscal relations. She joined the school as a faculty member in the economics department in 1991. She consults widely on tax policy, fiscal decentralization and revenue forecasting and analysis, having done so in several countries including Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Ghana, Jamaica, Yemen and China. She also served as resident (Moscow) chief of party for the Andrew Young School’s Russian fiscal reform project from 1997 through 1999.
Wallace was named as an Extraordinary Professor of the African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria, in 2014. From 2009-2010, she served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the International University of Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire.
“I am pleased and honored to serve as the interim dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In just over 20 years, the school has accomplished a tremendous amount in terms of educating the next generation of leaders and providing impactful, cutting-edge research in multiple areas of policy. As interim dean, I plan to continue leading the school in making strides in student success and evidence-based policy research.”
Wallace chaired the Department of Economics for five years. In addition to her teaching and research duties, she has served as an associate dean since 2015. She will continue to serve as director of the school’s Fiscal Research Center, which she has led since 2011.
Prior to her academic career, Wallace was a financial economist with the Office of Tax Analysis at the United States Treasury Department.
Wallace has published articles in academic journals that include Regional Science and Urban Economics, National Tax Journal, State Tax Notes and Southern Economic Journal. She has also authored (co-authored) several books and book chapters in a wide variety of outlets. She earned her undergraduate degree at William Smith College and earned her Ph.D. in Economics at Syracuse University.