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Pat Wong

Pat  Wong

Associate Professor of Public Affairs


Contact Info

512-471-8962
SRH 3.243
patwong@austin.utexas.edu

Office Hours

Mondays 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.; Thursdays 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Pat Wong holds a Ph.D. in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His primary areas of interest are social policy, family and child welfare, poverty issues, housing, and community development. Publications and government reports by Wong are in the areas of child support and welfare reform, Medicaid managed care, and coordination of social services. He currently cochairs a planning process dealing with homelessness at the City of Austin. He also serves as a board member on Texans Care for Children.

Formerly, Wong was the Assistant to the Director for Research and Planning of Oi Kwan Social Service in Hong Kong. In that capacity he was in charge of evaluation, planning, and staff development. Before that, he worked as a social worker for Yang Memorial Social Service and as a Resettlement Counselor for the International Institute in St. Louis.

Education

Ph.D. in social welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988; M.A. in social work, Washington University, 1982; B.A. in psychology, University of Rochester, 1978

Current Positions

Chair, planning committee, Ending Community Homelessness Coalition; evaluator, Texas Department of State Health Services; board member, Texans Care for Children

Previous Positions

Assistant to the Director for Research and Planning, Oi Kwan Social Service, Hong Kong (1981-1982); social worker, Yang Memorial Social Service (1980-1981); Resettlement Counselor, International Institute, St. Louis (1980)

Author, NorthSTAR: A Successful Blended-Funding, Integrated Behavioral Health Carve-Out Model: Final Report in the Independent Assessment of NorthSTAR (report prepared for Texas Mental Health Mental Retardation Department and Texas Commission of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 2003); author, Affordable Housing Resource Guide (report prepared for City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office, 2002); Planning a Successful Family Support System for Texas: The Texas Family Support Initiative (report commissioned by the Texas Health and Human Service Commission, 2001)

Courses

Semester
Fall 2010 Fall 2010 - 60835 - PA680PA - Policy Research Project
Fall 2010 Fall 2010 - 61235 - PA397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2011 Spring 2011 - 62170 - PA393K - Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
Spring 2011 Spring 2011 - 61810 - PA680PB - Policy Research Project
Summer Full 2011 Summer Full 2011 - 94700 - PA396K - Internship in Public Policy
Fall 2011 Fall 2011 - 61075 - PA680PA - Policy Research Project
Fall 2011 Fall 2011 - 61385 - PA393K - Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
Spring 2012 Spring 2012 - 62138 - PA393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Spring 2012 Spring 2012 - 61755 - PA680PB - Policy Research Project
Fall 2012 Fall 2012 - 62440 - PA393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Fall 2012 Fall 2012 - 62480 - PA397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2013 Spring 2013 - 63096 - PA397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2013 Spring 2013 - 62690 - PA383C - Policy Development
Fall 2013 Fall 2013 - 63860 - PA397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Fall 2013 Fall 2013 - 63825 - PA393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Spring 2014 Spring 2014 - 63360 - PA383C - Policy Development
Spring 2014 Spring 2014 - 63795 - PA397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Fall 2014 Fall 2014 - 62840 - PA397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Fall 2014 Fall 2014 - 62805 - PA393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Spring 2015 Spring 2015 - TBD - PA383C - Policy Development
Fall 2014 Fall 2014 - 62456 - PA383C - Policy Development

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