University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jon Davis was appointed interim director of IGPA in July 2017 and began his service the following month. Prior to joining the institute, Davis served as head of the nationally acclaimed Department of Accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2012-2017 and continues to hold the Robert C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business as a professor of accountancy. He is a CPA and he worked at Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in tax before pursuing his Ph.D. Degree at University of Arizona. In addition to his time on the Illinois faculty, he has been a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Colorado-Boulder. Professor Davis' teaching is primarily in the tax area. His research has addressed topics in auditing and tax, including compliance in regulatory environments, fraud, tax policy, and judgment and decision making in public accounting. His research employs methods and theories from psychology, sociology, evolutionary biology and economics.
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Angela Wiley is an Associate Professor of Applied Family Studies in Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois and an Extension Specialist in Family Life Education. Wiley conducts research on how individuals and families remain resilient in the face of stress and challenge, with a recent focus on immigrant families. She has a special focus on the needs of Spanish-speaking families in the U.S. who face health disparities and are at heightened risk of poor outcomes. She is interested in identifying how resources such as quality childcare can improve family outcomes. Some of her published work is in Family Relations and in Child Development. Wiley is also interested in promoting wellness through her outreach work. She has created and tested curricula and materials to help people achieve healthy lifestyles.
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Megan Konar conducts policy-relevant research that focuses on the intersection of water, food, and trade. Her research is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing from hydrology, environmental science, and economics. To conduct this research, Konar applies a range of quantitative tools, such as modeling, network analysis, and econometrics. Konar's research is motivated by questions such as: How does trade link water and food systems across scales? How will climate and socio-economic shocks impact global food trade and its associated embodied water resources? What policy options will best improve water and food security?