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Published February 25, 2019
University of Wyoming Vice President for Finance and Administration Neil Theobald has been selected as a 2019 Distinguished Research and Practice Fellow by the National Education Finance Academy (NEFA).
He will receive the award at the annual NEFA Conference in April.
The honor, which goes to people who have demonstrated leadership in both research and practice in the field of education finance, specifically recognizes his years of research regarding education finance issues at the K-12 and postsecondary levels.
Theobald has published more than 40 academic studies in peer-reviewed journals and edited books during his career.
Previously, he held tenured faculty appointments at the University of Washington, Temple University and Indiana University, where he directed a grant-funded research center that worked with state leaders on the design of their education funding formulas.
“I’ve always thought it important to not just publish research, but also to apply these ideas through work with state legislatures and in university administrative roles,” Theobald says. “It’s nice to know my colleagues appreciate my efforts.”
Theobald came to UW in 2018 after serving as president of Temple University and as chief administrative officer/chief financial officer at Indiana University-Bloomington.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity College (1978) and a Ph.D. in education finance (1988) from the University of Washington.