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Richard C. Feiock


Augustus B. Turnbull Professor of Public Administration

Director, Sustainable Energy & Governance Program

Askew School of Public Administration and Policy















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Richard Feiock is internationally recognized for his expertise in local government and local democratic institutions.  He 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 DeVoe Moore Center’s Program in Local Governance and served as Ph.D. Program Director for the Askew School from 1999-2004.  He currently directs the Sustainable Energy & Governance unit of FSU’s Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability. 

Professor Feiock received his B.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University, and his M.P.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.  He is a recipient of the Herbert Kaufman best paper award from the Section on Public Administration, American Political Science Association, the 2008 William E. and Frederick C. Mosher Award for the best article published in Public Administration Review, and the Manning J. Dauer Award for research and service from the Florida Political Science Association, the Donald C. Stone Award for career contributions to the field of intergovernmental management from the American Society for Public Administration, and the Marshall Dimock Award for the best lead article published in Public Administration Review.

He has generated over 1 million in external research grants and has been principal investigator on five National Science Foundation research grants as well as 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 published five books and over one-hundred refereed articles. His work appears in the leading scholarly journals of political science, public administration, planning and urban affairs.  His books include Institutional Constraints and Local Government (SUNY Press 2001), City-County Consolidation and Its Alternatives (M.E. Sharpe 2004), Metropolitan Governance (Georgetown University Press 2004) and Self-organizing Federalism (Cambridge University Press 2010).

Local Governance Program

NSF EECBG Research Project

Florida State University 

DeVoe L. Moore Center

Askew School of PA

Sustainable Energy & Governance Center