Richard C. Feiock (Ph.D. University of Kansas, 1986) is internationally recognized for his expertise in local government and local democratic institutions. He holds the Jerry Collins Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and is the Augustus B. Turnbull Professor of Public Administration and Policy in the Askew School at Florida State University. He is the founding director of the FSU Local Governance Research Laboratory and served as Ph.D. Program Director for the Askew School from 1999-2004. He directs the Sustainable Energy & Governance unit of FSU's Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability.
Professor Feiock has lectured in Moscow (Russia and Idaho), Lisbon, Seoul, Mexico City, Beijing, and throughout the U.S. and was a Fulbright Fellow in South Korea in 2005-06. He has been principal investigator on four National Science Foundation research grant awards and has received grant awards from Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, Aspen Institute, IBM Center for the Business of Government, and the Fulbright Scholar Program. Professor Feiock has written or edited five books over one-hundred refereed articles in the leading scholarly journals of political science, public administration, and urban affairs. His most recent work in collaboration with John Scholz is an edited book Self-organizing Federalism: Collaborative Mechanisms to Mitigate Institutional Collective Action Dilemmas published by Cambridge University Press.
“Forms of Government and Climate Change Policies in U.S. Cities,” with Jungah Bae. Urban Studies , 2013.
“Administrators and Elected Officials' Collaboration Networks: Selecting Partners to Reduce Risk in Economic Development,” with In Won Lee, and Hyung Jun Park, Public Administration Review 72, 2013.
"Local Promise for Climate Mitigation: An Empirical Assessment" with Uma Outka, William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review 36, 2012.
“Network Embeddedness and Local Economic Development Collaboration: An Exponential Random Graph Analysis,” with Youngmi Lee and In Won Lee, Policy Studies Journal 40(3): 547–573, 2012.
"Bargaining, Networks, and Management of Municipal Development Subsidies" with Hyunsang Ha, American Review of Public Administration 42 (4): 481 – 497, 2012.
"Policy Tool Interactions and the Adoption of State Renewable Portfolio Standards" with Hongtao Yi, Review of Policy Research , 2012.
“Competitors and Cooperators: A Micro-Level Analysis of Regional Collaboration Networks,” with In-Won Lee and Youngmi Lee, Public Administration Review 71, 2012.
“Transaction Cost, Exchange Embeddedness and Interlocal Cooperation in Local Public Goods Supply,” with Manoj Shrestha, Political Research Quarterly 64 (3): 573-87, 2011.
“Overcoming the Barriers to Cooperation: Intergovernmental Service Agreements,” with Sung-Wook Kwon, Public Administration Review 70 (6): 876-885, 2010 (recipient of the Marshall E. Dimock Award best lead article), 2010.
"City Managers' Policy Leadership in Council-Manager Cities," with Yahong Zhang, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 20: 461 – 476, 2010.
Self-organizing Federalism: Collaborative Mechanisms to Mitigate Institutional Collective Action Dilemmas. edited book with John Scholz, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Recent Awards and Achievements
Jerry Collins Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair 2013
Graduate Faculty Mentor Award, Florida State University, 2011.
Marshall E. Dimock Award for the best lead article in Public Administration Review 2010.
Donald C. Stone Award for Scholarship on Intergovernmental Administration and Management,
American Society for Public Administration, SIAM, 2010.
Manning J. Dauer Award for career achievement, Florida Political Science Association, 2009
William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award for the best article written by an academician in Public Administration Review , 2008.