Bedrosian Center

Faculty

Marlon Boarnet

Professor
Director, Graduate Programs in Urban Planning

Boarnet CV14 Marlon Boarnet is Professor of Public Policy and director of graduate programs in urban planning and development in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.  Boarnet’s research focuses on land use and … Continue reading

Raphael Bostic

Director, Bedrosian Center
Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise

Dr. Raphael Bostic is the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise and Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.

Terry L. Cooper

Professor
The Maria B. Crutcher Professor in Citizenship and Democratic Values

Dr. Cooper focuses his research on citizen participation and ethics in government. Currently, Professor Cooper is on the co-principal investigators in the USC Neighborhood Participation Project. There, he conducts research on the role of neighborhood organizations in the City of Los Angeles through the newly established system of neighborhood councils. He also provides leadership as director of the Civic Engagement Initiative at USC.

Janet V. Denhardt

Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration
Director of the Price School Sacramento Center

Janet V. Denhardt is Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Price School Sacramento Center. She was previously Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Dr. Denhardt is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration, the field’s equivalent of the National Academy of Science. She is the 2013 recipient of Charles Levine Award, given by American Society of Public Administration and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) to recognize a public administration faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in three major areas of the field of teaching, research and service to the wider community.

Robert B. Denhardt

Professor
Director of Leadership Programs

Robert B. Denhardt is Professor and Director of Leadership Programs in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He was previously ASU Regents Professor and Director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Delaware.

Nicole E. Esparza

Assistant Professor

Dr. Esparza is an assistant professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. She teaches courses on public policy and management and program evaluation.

Elizabeth Graddy

Elizabeth Graddy

Professor
Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy Vice Dean

Graddy CV14 Elizabeth Graddy, Ph.D., teaches courses in quantitative analysis, governance, and business and government. Her research focuses on the private sector role in public service delivery, how industry and organizational structure affect performance, and how information asymmetry and uncertainty … Continue reading

Richard Green

Director and Lusk Chair in Real Estate
Professor

Richard K. Green, Ph.D., is the Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. He holds the Lusk Chair in Real Estate and is Professor in the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC Marshall School of … Continue reading

Michael E. Harris

Professor of the Practice of Health Services Administration and Policy

Mr. Harris is Professor of Practice for Health Services Administration and Policy at the Sol Price School of Public Policy for the University of Southern California. His focus and interest includes health policy and the transformation of the US Health Care Delivery System, as well as, addressing health care disparities to improve health care access.

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe

Senior Fellow

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe is Senior Fellow, Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California and the political analyst for NBC Los Angeles.

Martin Krieger

Professor of Planning

Martin Krieger, a scientist who was not suited to experiments, turned his analytical sensibilities toward the social sciences instead.

When Martin Krieger finished his doctorate in experimental particle physics at New York’s Columbia University in 1968, he had a problem. He didn’t like to do experiments. “I love physics,” says the SPPD professor, “but I hate equipment. That’s a fatal flaw.”

LaVonna Blair Lewis

Teaching Professor
Director of the USC Diversity in Healthcare Leadership Initiative

LaVonna Blair Lewis, Ph.D., MPH, is a Teaching Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and the Director of the USC Diversity in Healthcare Leadership Initiative. Dr. Lewis joined the USC faculty in 1996 and she was selected Professor of the Year at SPPD in 1998 and 2001. Dr. Lewis’ areas of research and professional interests consistently focus on cultural competency and health disparities, both targeting the health status and health care needs of underrepresented groups.

Daniel A. Mazmanian

Professor
Director of New Initiatives, USC Center for Sustainable Cities

Dr. Mazmanian was the founding Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance, from 2005-2012. He is a professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the director of new initiatives at the Center for Sustainable Cities. He served as the school’s Ione L. Piper Dean and Professor from 2000-2005. Before coming to USC, he served as dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation since 1994.

Pamela McCann

Assistant Professor

Pamela McCann, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Dr. McCann previously served as an assistant professor of public affairs at the University of Washington. Her research interests include U.S. political institutions, bureaucratic … Continue reading

Juliet Ann Musso

Associate Professor
Houston Flournoy Professor of State Government
Associate Director, MPA, Sacramento

Dr. Juliet Musso holds the Houston Flournoy Professor of State Government at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. She has expertise in federalism and urban political economy, with specific research interests in intergovernmental fiscal policy, state and local institutional reform, and collaborative governance. She has published on state budgeting and intergovernmental finance, the political economy of municipal incorporation, and neighborhood governance in the City of Los Angeles.

William G. Resh

Assistant Professor

Bill Resh earned his doctoral degree at the American University’s School of Public Affairs in 2011. From 2011 to 2014, he was a tenure-track assistant professor in public management at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Since 2014, he is a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Peter J. Robertson

Associate Professor
Director, Master of Public Administration

Robertson CV14 Peter J. Robertson, Ph.D., brings to the School’s faculty a focus on improving the capacity of organizations to successfully accomplish their objectives while attending to the needs and interests of the individuals and communities with whom they interact. … Continue reading

Lisa Schweitzer

Associate Professor

Lisa Schweitzer specializes in urban studies, and, in particular, normative theory and empirical analysis of social justice, environment and transport in cities. Her work has appeared in multiple popular and scholarly outlets, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health. She maintains a blog about urban ethics, her new book project, at lisaschweitzer.com.

David Sloane

Professor

David Sloane is a professor and director of USC Price Undergraduate Programs in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. Dr. Sloane researches issues related to community health, public safety, and commemoration from both historical and contemporary perspectives. He has written extensively about neighborhood level institutions and activities, especially related to food systems, street gangs, and public memory.

Eduardo Tinoco

Associate University Librarian, USC Libraries

TinocoCV Apr 2014 A first-generation college student, Eduardo Tinoco holds a Master of Library and Information Science Degree from San Jose State University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in English, from California State University, Northridge and has recently been accepted … Continue reading

Christopher Weare

Research Associate Professor

Dr. Weare is deputy director of the Civic Engagement Initiative and Research Associate Professor within the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. He is also a principal investigator with the Neighborhood Participation Project. With Juliet Musso, he heads the Neighborhood Council Evaluation Project, which examines the implementation of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council system over a period of seven years.

Shui Yan Tang

Research Director, Bedrosian Center
Frances R. and John. J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration

Dr. Tang is Research Director for the Bedrosian Center, a position he took at the founding of the Center in 2005. In this role, he leads the Bedrosian Center Faculty Research Awards program, which awards grants to USC Price faculty doing research in collaborative governance.

Frank Zerunyan

Professor of the Practice of Governance
Director, Executive Education

Frank Vram Zerunyan, J.D. is a Senior Fellow and Director of Executive Education at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. His key areas of expertise include Local Governments, Public Private Partnerships, Land Use, Regulation and Executive Education.

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