Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Michael R. Ford
Ford, M. & Ihrke, D. (Accepted Manuscript). Linking the Distribution of Board-Executive Governance Responsibilities To Charter School Performance. International Journal of Organizational Analysis.
Ford, M. & Andersson, F. (Accepted Manuscript) Taking Stock and Moving Forward: Lessons from Two Plus Decades of Research on the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. Journal of School Choice.
Ihrke, D. and Ford, M. (2017). Board Development Practices on Public Versus Nonprofit School Boards:
Is There a Difference? Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.
Andersson, F. & Ford, M. (2017). Entry Barriers and Nonprofit Founding Rates: An Examination of the Milwaukee Voucher School Population. Nonprofit Policy Forum.
Ford, M. & Andersson, F. (2017) Determinants of Organizational Performance in a Reinventing Government Setting: Evidence from the Milwaukee School Voucher Program. Public Management Review.
Ford, M. & Ihrke, D. (2017) School Board Member Definitions of Accountability: A Comparison of Charter and Traditional Public School Board Members. Journal of Educational Administration.
Ford, M. (2017). Organizational Life Cycles. Entry in Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, ed. Ali Farazmand.
Ford, M. & Ihrke, D. (2017). Board Conflict and Public Performance on Urban and Non-Urban Boards: Evidence From a National Sample of School Board Members. Journal of Urban Affairs, 39(1).
Ford, M. & Ihrke, D. (2016) The Impact of Wisconsin’s Act 10 on Municipal Management in Smaller Municipalities: Views from Local Elected Officials. Public Policy and Administration.
Ford, M. & Ihrke, D. (2016) Differences in School Board Member Relations with Hired and Elected Superintendents: A First Look. International Review of Public Administration.
Ford, M. (2016). Funding Impermanence: Quantifying the Public Funds Sent to Closed Schools in the Nation’s First Urban School Voucher Program. Public Administration Quarterly, 4(4).
Ford, M. & Ihrke, D. (2016). Understanding School Boards and Their Use of Different Models of Governance. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 2(2), 67-81
Ford, M. & Ihrke, D. (2016) Comparing Nonprofit Charter and Traditional Public School Board Member Perceptions of the Public, Conflict, and Financial Responsibility: Is There a Difference and Does it Matter? Public Management Review, 18(7), 972-992
Ford, M, D. Ihrke (2016). Are we on the same page? Determinants of school board member understanding of group accountability perceptions. Public Organization Review, DOI: 10.1007/s11115-016-0350-6.
Ford, M. & Andersson, F. (2016). Determinants of Organizational Failure in the Milwaukee School Voucher Program. Policy Studies Journal, DOI: 10.1111/psj.12164.
Ford, M. (2016). Milwaukee Voucher School Leaders’ Views on Accountability: What Are They, and Why do They Matter? Leadership and Policy in Schools, DOI: 10.1080/15700763.2016.1181189.
Ford, M, D. Ihrke, N. Grasse, & Brian Cherry (2016). Perceptions of Council Member-Department Head Interactions in Local Government. Journal of Public Affairs, DOI: 10.1002/pa.1597
Ford, M. & Andersson, F. (2016). Organizational Failure in the Hollow State: Lessons from the Milwaukee Voucher Experience. International Journal of Public Administration, DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2015.1053613
Ford, M. (2015). Governing for Results on a Post-Collective Bargaining Wisconsin School Board. Journal of School Choice, 9(4), 529-550.
Ford, M. (2015). Nailing Shut the Policy Window: The Policy Evolution of America’s First Urban School Voucher Program. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 1(2), 97-99.
Ford, M. & Ihrke, D. (2015). School Board Member Definitions of Accountability: What are they, and Do they Impact District Outcomes? Public Performance & Management Review, 39(1), 198-222.
Ford, M. & Ihrke, D. (2015). Determinants of Conflict on Wisconsin School Boards. Public Policy and Administration, DOI: 10.1177/0952076715610414.
Ford, M. (2015). A Faith-Based Advantage? Comparing the Academic and Fundraising Performance of Sectarian and Non-Sectarian Nonprofit Schools In Milwaukee’s School Voucher Program. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 26(1), 91-104.
Ford, M. & Ihrke, D. (2015). Do School Board Governance Best Practices Improve District Performance? Testing the Key Work of School Boards in Wisconsin. International Journal of Public Administration, 39(2), 87-94.
Ford, M. & Ihrke, D. (2015). A Comparison of Public and Charter School Board Governance in Three States. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 25(4), 403-416.
Andersson, F. & Ford, M. (2015) Social entrepreneurship through an organizational ecology lens: Examining the emergence and evolution of the voucher school population in Milwaukee. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, DOI: 10.1007/s11266-015-9576-0.
Andersson, F. & Ford, M. (2014) Reframing Social Entrepreneurship Impact: Productive, Unproductive and Destructive Outputs and Outcomes of the Milwaukee School Voucher Programme, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 6(3), 299-219.
Ford, M. (2014). Changes in School Enrollment Patterns After the First-Time Release of School-Level Test Scores in Milwaukee’s School Voucher Program A First Look. Education and Urban Society, doi: 0013124514536439.
Ford, M., & Merrifield, J. (2013). School Choice Legislation: Impact Assessment and Fiscal Notes. Journal of School Choice, 7(1), 37-60
Ford, M. (2011). School Exits in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: Evidence of a Marketplace? Journal of School Choice, 5(2), 182-204.
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