Richard W. Schwester is Associate Professor of public management, and he holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. His research centers on the use of technology in government, inter-local shared services, and police and emergency service delivery models.
Professor Schwester has conducted research for the States of New York and New Jersey, and has authored or co-authored over 40 scholarly publications. Some of his more recent work appears in the Journal of Housing Research, Public Budgeting and Finance, Public Performance and Management Review, Public Administration Quarterly, International Journal of Public Administration, International Review of Public Administration, Journal of Public Procurement, and the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior.
Professor Schwester is the co-author of Public Administration: An Introduction (3rd edition), editor of the Handbook of Critical Incident Analysis, co-author of Public Administration in a Globalized World: Theories and Practices Between the U.S. and Korea, and author of Teaching Research Methods in Public Administration.