Assistant Professor
Bowling Green State University
Russell W. Mills
Bowling Green State University
Department of Political Science 124 Williams Hall
Bowling Green, OH 44242-0001
United States

Russell W. Mills, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Bowling Green State University.  Prior to joining the faculty at BGSU, Mills worked as a policy analyst in the Office of Aviation Policy and Plans at the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C. from 2011-2012.  During his tenure at the FAA, Mills assisted in the development and analysis of reauthorization and appropriations legislation, conducted analysis of the Federal Contract Tower Program, developed and analyzed policy proposals related to NextGen implementation, and analyzed the implications of tax proposals to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. 

Mills’ research interests include federal aviation policy, local economic development efforts, voluntary self-disclosure programs, performance management, and governance networks.  His 2011 co-authored article titled “Accountability in Governance Networks: Lessons From Hurricane Katrina” won the 2012 Marshall Dimock Award for the best lead article in Public Administration Review.  Additionally, Mills published an IBM Center for the Business of Government Report in 2010 titled “Voluntary Regulatory Partnership Programs with Industry: Lessons from the Federal Aviation Administration”.  

Mills holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Kent State University, a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Vermont, and a B.A. in Political Science from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA.