David K. Hamilton
MPA Program Director. Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Hamilton’s current research interests include democracy and efficiency, patronage and human resource management, comparative regional governance, and local government reform. He is co-editor of Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livability, M.E. Sharpe, 2008 and author of Governing Metropolitan Areas: Response to Growth and Change, Garland Publishing, 1999. He has published more than twenty articles in a number of journals on patronage, human resources, and regional topics including Public Administration Review, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, State and Local Government Review, Public Personnel Management, and National Civic Review. He teaches human resource management and local, urban and regional governance courses.