My public administration research agenda includes public management, implementation, and innovation in public organizations. I’m fascinated with people as creators and producers of public policy, and with the ways that public administration career systems foster or frustrate entrepreneurship in government bureaucracy.

My public policy scholarship interests include design, implementation, and evaluation of local public policy, with particular interest in resource conservation, environmental justice, education, and law enforcement.

Applied Research

Engagement with professional public managers in the “real world” is central to my scholarship. In addition to my theoretical work, I pursue a line of applied public policy and management research, with a special focus on municipal utilities and other public enterprises.