William Evans, Ph.D., is the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. This professorship was designed to attract leading scholars to Notre Dame to contribute to both the academic life as well as the Catholic mission of the university. He is also currently serving as the chair of the economics department. His research covers a broad range of areas including health economics and the economics of education. His work has appeared in the top journals in the economics profession and his research is routinely covered by the popular press. In 2012, he and his colleague James Sullivan launched the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, a research center at Notre Dame designed to find evidenced-based poverty solutions. William received his Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and his Ph.D. from Duke University. William and his wife Eileen have three boys (Conor, Notre Dame 2012; Brendan, Notre Dame 2015; Patrick, Notre Dame 2019).