Nancy has taught at the Trachtenberg School (George Washington University) since 2006. Her teaching and research are informed by more than 30 years of experience in numerous aspects of local government policy formation, research, implementation and evaluation, including more than ten years of experience as an urban planner at the local government level. Responsibilities included intergovernmental relations, policy assessment, population forecasting, protection of environmental and cultural resources, comprehensive and strategic planning, as well as planning for immediate and future investments in transportation, parks, schools, public safety, information technology and overall capital expenditures for government operations. More recently, she has conducted research for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Labor, District of Columbia Auditor, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. Topics include affordable housing, housing finance policy, housing market trends, states’ options to pay for special education and school construction, and programs to improve the life chances of children.
Nancy has a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration from the George Washington University. She also has an M.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. Nancy will lead the Architects of the Capitol project