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Michael R. Ford, Faculty


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 Assistant Professor

 Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Awards and Honors

  •  2011-2012 Urban Studies Graduate Teaching Fellow; University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Academic Appointments

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  • At University of Wisconsin Oshkosh since 2013.
  • Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2011-2012.

Community Service

  • Chair, Miller's Bay Neighborhood Planning Committee, Oshkosh, 2014-Present.
  • Director of Research, Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, 2011-2013.
  • Vice President of Operations, School Choice Wisconsin, 2008-2011.
  • Research Associate, School Choice Wisconsin, 2004-2008.
  • Campaign Manager/Consultant, Jason Fields for Wisconsin 11th Assembly District, 2006; 2008.

Current Courses

Core MPA
  • MPA 732 Analytic Methods in Public Administration
  • MPA 752 Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  • MPA 780 Capstone Seminar
  • MPA 790 Field Project
Elective MPA
  • MPA 744 Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • MPA 726 State and Local Government
  • MPA 730 Privatization and Public-Nonprofit Partnerships 
Undergraduate PA
  • PUB ADM 102 Contemporary Public Issues
  • PUB ADM 221 Introduction to Public Administration 
  • PUB ADM 307 Administrative Law and Procedure
  • PUB ADM 369 Government and Economy

Research Areas

  • Education Finance Policy and Law
  • Board Governance (school boards and non-profit boards)
  • Education Reform (school choice plans, school governance, school accountability, teacher compensation)
  • State and Local Government
  • Legislative Fiscal Note Practices

Additional Information 

Contact Information

  • Office: F422
  • Phone: (920) 424-1580
  • Fax: (920) 424-2319
  • Email:

All are welcome in my office!

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