Professor and Chair of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Office: 303 Meserve Hall
Phone: (617) 373-3391
Fax: (617) 373-5311
Areas of Study
Public Policy and Administration, Education Policy, State and Local Government
“Summer School 2000 and 2001: The Boston Public Schools Transition Services Program,” in Summer Learning: Research, Politics and Programs, ed. by Geoffrey Borman and Matthew Boulay, Erlbaum Publishers, 2004.
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.
Creating Communities of Learning: Public Education in Greater Boston, in Governing Greater Boston, ed. by Charles Euchner, Rappaport Institute, Harvard University, 2003.
American Government: Conflict, Compromise and Citizenship. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000 (with Christopher J. Bosso and Michael C. Tolley)
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)
“How Managed Care is Reinventing Medicaid and Other Public Health Care Bureaucracies.” Public Administration Review, September/October 1999 (with David A. Rocchefort and Matthew Reidy)
“Governing Massachusetts Public Schools: Assessing the 1993 Massachusetts Education Reform Act.” New England Journal of Public Policy, Spring/Summer 1998
“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