Jack H. Knott took the reins of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy in August 2005 as the C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Dean and Professor. Before joining USC, Dean Knott served from 1997 until 2005 as professor of political science and director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago. From 1987 to 1997, Dean Knott was a professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, where he served as departmental chair and director of Michigan State’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
Dean Knott is a leading scholar in the fields of political institutions and public policy, health policy, and public management. He has published three books, including Reforming Bureaucracy: The Politics of Institutional Choice, and numerous journal articles and book chapters. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, his M.A. in comparative political economy from the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University, and his undergraduate degree in history from Calvin College.
Fall 2007: Dean Knott Elected to National Academy
Jack H. Knott, C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Dean and Professor, has been elected as a fellow to the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). In addition to the National Academy of Science — which includes the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine — NAPA is the only other congressionally chartered National Academy. NAPA is an independent, non-partisan organization chartered to assist federal, state, and local governments in improving their effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability. More information on NAPA is available at www.napawash.org.