Eric Zeemering is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). His research and teaching interests focus on public management, intergovernmental relations, and urban policy. He has conducted research on the adoption, oversight, and termination of municipal shared service agreements, publishing research in journals including The American Review of Public Administration, Public Administration Review, and State and Local Government Review. He also studies the implementation of sustainability plans in city government. Dr.