Richard Feiock holds the Jerry Collins Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and is the Augustus B. Turnbull Professor of Public Administration and Policy in the Askew School at Florida State University. He is the founding director of the FSU Local Governance Research Laboratory and served as Ph.D. Program Director for the Askew School from 1999-2004. He directs the Sustainable Energy & Governance unit of FSU’s Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability. Feiock is Managing Editor of Public Administration Review beginning January 2014.
Professor Feiock has lectured both throughout the United States and internationally including lectures in Moscow, Seoul, and Beijing. Feiock’s current research is directed toward examining relationships between governance and institutional arrangements and the adoption and implementation of environmental policies in local government. Most recently, Professor Feiock presented his co-authored work, “Explaining the Adoption of Climate Change Policies in Local Government” at the Pathways to Low Carbon Cities Workshop in Hong Kong.
Feiock was a Fulbright Scholar in South Korea in 2006, and has served as the principal investigator on four National Science Foundation grant awards, and has recently received grant awards from the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, the Aspen Institute, and the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Professor Feiock has written or edited six books and more than 100 refereed journal articles. His work appears in the leading scholarly journals of political science, public administration, and urban affairs.
His books include Institutional Constraints and Local Government: An Exploration of Local Governance (SUNY Press 2001), City-County Consolidation and Its Alternatives (M.E. Sharpe 2004) and Metropolitan Governance: Conflict, Competition and Cooperation, (Georgetown University Press 2004). His most recent work in collaboration with John Scholz is an edited book Self-organizing Federalism: Collaborative Mechanisms to Mitigate Institutional Collective Action Dilemmas published by Cambridge University