Texas A&M University
Department of Political Science
2010 Allen Building
College Station, TX 77843-4348
Manny Teodoro’s scholarship stands at the nexus of politics, public policy, and public management, with emphases on American environmental policy. His public management and bureaucratic politics research emphasizes public administration labor markets as political phenomena and predictors of organizational performance. His award-winning book, Bureaucratic Ambition (2011, Johns Hopkins University Press), argues that ambition shapes administrators’ decisions to innovate and to engage in politics, with important consequences for innovation in government and democratic governance. Ongoing research links executive career paths and access to human capital with organizational innovation and performance.
A second strand of Professor Teodoro’s research focuses on U.S. environmental policy, examining the drivers of compliance and enforcement under federal environmental regulations. This line of research includes explorations of implementation as a matter of environmental justice, with attention to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status as predictors of environmental policy implementation. Finally, Professor Teodoro pursues a line of applied research on utility management, policy, and finance, working with industry leaders on management and policy issues. He has developed novel methods for analyzing utility rate equity and affordability, and in 2013 completed the first comprehensive study of American water utility CEOs.
Professor Teodoro’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Water Research Foundation, and has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Public Policy, the Journal of the American Water Works Association, PS: Political Science & Politics, and State & Local Government Review.