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Scott A. Fritzen

Dean, David L. Boren College of International Studies
Associate Provost for Global Engagement

William J. Crowe, Jr. Chair in Geopolitics

Professor, Department of International and Area Studies

Farzaneh Hall, Room 118
Phone: 206.348.3356

Personal website (with links to research, google scholar page, etc.)


B.A. with high honor – Anthropology – Michigan State University, 1991

Master in Public Administration and Urban and Regional Planning – Princeton University, 1996

Ph.D., Public and International Affairs – Princeton University, 2000

Professor Fritzen joined the faculty on July 1, 2020. He previously held faculty positions while serving as: Associate Provost at New York University Shanghai; Vice Dean and Interim Dean of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University; Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; and most recently as Director of International Executive Education and Director of the Global MPA at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington. 

His research and teaching focus on comparative public policy and public sector reforms, with a focus on anti-corruption policymaking and strategic management in the public sector. He is on the editorial board of Policy & Society, the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, and Policy Design and Practice.

His consulting practice over two decades in Asia includes nearly 50 assignments – most of which as team leader – for clients such as the World Bank, UNDP and Oxfam.  The first American in the post-war era designated a Fulbright Scholar for Vietnam, Scott lived and worked for over twenty years in Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, China, Zimbabwe, Germany and other countries, and speaks several languages proficiently.  His Master in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning degree and Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs are both from Princeton University.