Welcome!  My name is Michael R. Ford and I am the EAA C.R. Meyer Endowed Professor of Public Administration at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, as well as the Director of Whitburn Center for Governance and Policy Research. I have published extensively on:

  • Municipal and education governance
  • ​Local government management
  • School choice policies
  • Education finance
  • Municipal finance

Prior to joining academia I worked for many years in the nonprofit sector. On this site you will find links to my academic and professional writing, my blog, as well as other projects I am working on.  If you would like to contact me, please check me out on twitter @fordm10.  

Please note, this website represents my own work/opinions and does not reflect the opinions of my employer, or anyone else.  

Michael R. Ford

Michael R. Ford

Professor of

Public Administration