Nathan J. Francis is a Ph.D. student in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at the Florida State University. His research interests lie in the areas of local government environmental issues, local government institutions, and local government fiscal capacity.
Francis is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow and is the 2008 recipient of the Raul P. deGuzman Award for Best Doctoral Student Paper awarded by the Askew School. Prior to pursuing doctoral study, Francis spent several years working in local government in the District of Columbia where he served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Operations. In this position, Francis played an integral role in establishing the District’s newly established Department of the Environment. He has also served in several leadership roles in both the Washington Capital Region and North Florida chapters of the American Society for Public Administration.
Francis holds an MPA from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a B.S. in political science from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.