John Portz

Professor of Political Science, Chair of MA and PhD programs in Political Science
education Ph.D., 1988, Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mailing address 353 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Selected Publications

Selected publications

Leader-Managers in the Public Sector: Managing for Results. With Michael S. Dukakis. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2010.

“Governance and the Boston Public Schools,” in Boston: A Decade of Urban School Reform, ed. by Paul Reville, Harvard Education Press, 2007.

“Boston: Agenda Setting and School Reform in a Mayor-Centric System,” in Mayors in the Middle: Politics, Race, and a Mayor-Centric Approach to Urban Schools, ed. by Jeff Henig and Wilbur Rich, Princeton University Press, 2003.

“Supporting Education Reform: Mayoral and Corporate Paths,” Urban Education, November 2000.

City Schools and City Politics: Institutions and Leadership in Pittsburgh, Boston, and St. Louis. Lawrence, KS:University Press of Kansas, 1999 (with Lana Stein and Robin Jones)

“Problem Definition and Policy Agendas: Shaping the Education Agenda in Boston.” Policy Studies Journal 24:3, 1996

The Politics of Plant Closings. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1990

Selected Honors & Awards

1997 Theodore Lowi Award. From the Policy Studies Organization for the best article in the 1996 issue of the Policy Studies Journal.

1993 Involved Citizen of the Year. From the Watertown Chamber of Commerce.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

American Political Science Association

American Society for Public Administration

American Educational Research Association

Massachusetts Association of School Committees