Richard W. Schwester

Richard W. Schwester

Richard Schwester
Associate Professor
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PhD Rutgers University (Public Administration)
MA Rutgers University (Political Science)
BA The Johns Hopkins University (Political Science)


Richard W. Schwester is Associate Professor of public management, and he holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. His research centers on the use of technology in government, inter-local shared services, and police and emergency service delivery models.

Professor Schwester has done consulting work for the States of New York and New Jersey, and has authored or co-authored over 30 scholarly publications. Some of his more recent work appears in the Journal of Housing Research, Public Budgeting and Finance, Public Performance and Management Review, Public Administration Quarterly, International Journal of Public Administration, International Review of Public Administration, Journal of Public Procurement, and the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior. He is the co-author with Marc Holzer of Public Administration: An Introduction (2nd edition forthcoming in 2014) and editor of the Handbook for Critical Incident Analysis.



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Municipal service delivery
Regional consolidation / shared municipal service models

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