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Michael R. Ford, Ph.D.


 Michael Ford

 Assistant Professor


  • 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

Professional Background

  • Prior to joining the Department of Public Administration, Professor Michael Ford worked for eight years on state and local government issues in the non-profit sector.

MPA Courses

  • MPA 732 Analytic Methods in Public Administration
  • MPA 752 Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  • MPA 726 State and Local Government
  • MPA 790 Field Project
  • MPA 792 Thesis

Undergraduate PA Courses

  • PUB ADM 221 Introduction to Public Administration 
  • PUB ADM 102 Contemporary Public Issues

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: Clow Faculty 415 (Currently in Halsey South 317)
  • Telephone: 920-424-1580
  • Fax: 920-424-2319
  • Email:
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