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Yinger to receive 2010 College of Arts and Sciences Wasserstrom Prize

April 14, 2010

Judy Holmes
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John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Public Administration and Economics in Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences, will receive the 2010 William Wasserstrom Prize for the Teaching of Graduate Students. The award will be presented during the 2010 Graduate School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and Reception on Friday, May 14, at 6 p.m.

The prize is awarded annually in memory of English professor William Wasserstrom to faculty members in The College of Arts and Sciences who exemplify Wasserstrom’s outstanding success as a graduate seminar leader, research and dissertation director, and advisor and role model for graduate students.

Yinger has mentored numerous SU master’s and Ph.D. students in economics, public administration and social science. His wisdom and guidance have been instrumental in helping to launch the careers of many scholars who teach in leading public administration programs across the country.

Yinger is the director of the Maxwell School’s Education Finance and Accountability Program, which promotes research, education and debate about fundamental issues in the public school system. He studies racial and ethnic discrimination in housing and mortgage markets, as well as state and local public finance, particularly education.

Yinger has published widely in professional journals. His books include the edited volume "Helping Children Left Behind: State Aid and the Pursuit of Educational Equity" (MIT Press, 2004); "The Color of Credit: Mortgage Discrimination, Research Methodology, and Fair Lending Enforcement," co-authored with Stephen Ross (MIT Press, 2002); and "Closed Doors, Opportunities Lost: The Continuing Costs of Housing Discrimination" (Russell Sage Foundation Publications, 1995), which received the Meyers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America.

Yinger has served as senior staff economist in the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan. He earned a Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1974.

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