Dr. Archibald served as professor and dean emerita of the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. She served as dean from 2003 to 2019. She is the past president of the Association of Public Policy and Management and has held numerous leadership positions with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and the American Society for Public Administration. In 2009, she was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration. The author of more than 100 publications and the recipient of numerous teaching, research and public service awards, she has made significant contributions to policymaking and civic engagement in the United States through extensive involvement in public service and research designed to support sound public policy and management decisions. She holds a doctorate in agricultural economics from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.