Welcome to my personal homepage. I am an associate professor and serve as MPA Director for the Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.
My research investigates local governance, collaborative public management, and intergovernmental relations. I write about municipal service delivery, urban sustainability, local government officials' advice networks, and other topics related to local governance. I have also recently engaged in work on local government involvement in Great Lakes restoration and protection efforts in Canada and the United States. The links above provide information about my teaching and research. You can visit my profile at Google Scholar to find a list of my publications.
My book Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities: Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore documents how urban sustainability is defined in Baltimore and how community actors work to implement local sustainability goals.