Dr. Philip A. Russo, Jr.

Professor and Director, Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs
Philip Russo


PHONE:
 513-529-2008
OFFICE: 118 Harrison Hall
EMAIL: russopa@miamioh.edu

Degrees and Institutions

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Massachusetts
  • M.P.A., Public Administration, University of Hartford
  • B.A., Political Science, Providence College

Selected Publications

  • “Intermestic Politics and Homeland Security.” In The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and Evidence. 6/ed (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield), ed. James M. McCormick, pp. 285 - 300. Philip A. Russo and Patrick J. Haney. 2012.
  • "From Contracting to Co-production in Local Service Delivery: Collaborative Township Governance”. Township News. (2010) 45; No. 5.

  • "Does Collaboration beget Collaboration?  Cooperation and Co-production in Township Government", (with Dudas, Haney, Morris) Research Monograph, Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform and Collaboration, Ohio General Assembly. (2009)

  • Township Public Personnel Management (2nd Edition). Ohio Township Association, Columbus, Ohio 2009.

  • "Grassroots Government in Ohio: Executive Summary – Preliminary Data from a Statewide Survey of Elected Ohio Township Officials." Research report to the Board of Directors, Ohio Township Association Strategic Planning Session. December 2008. (with Deanna J. Watts)

  • "State Limits and State Aid: An Exploratory Analysis of County Revenue Structure." State and Local Government Review  32.2 (Spring 2000): 86-97. (with Johnston and Pagano)

  • "County Revenue Patterns: A Preliminary Investigation." Research Monograph, National Association of Counties, Washington DC, October, 1998. (with Jocelyn Johnston and Pagano)

  • "National Fiscal Policy Changes and the Impact on Rural Local Governments: CDBG cuts and the Loss of GRS."Public Administration Quarterly 14.1 (1990): 324-352. (with McKenna et. al.)

  • "The New Federalism and the Management of Rural Governments." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 17.4 (1987): 147-159. (with Waltzer and Gump)

  • "Professional Networks and Local Officials: A Missing Link in Small Government Management." Rural Development Perspectives 6 (1986): 30-40. (with Waltzer and W.R. Gump)

  • "Shades of Blue: Toward and Alternative Typology of Police." Journal of Police Science and Administration 11.1 (1983): 54-62. (with A. Engel and S. Hatting)

  • "Administering U.S. Export Policy: The Issue of Information Technology." Policy Perspectives Journal 2.3 (1982): 346-359. (with P. Eagan)

  • "In Search of Intergovernmental Coordination." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 12.2 (1982): 49-62.

  • Public Policy: Issues, Analysis, and Ideology, (ed. with E. Paul). Series on Change and American Politics. Series Editor, Aaron Wildavsky, University of California, Berkeley; Chatham House Publishers, Inc., N.J., 1981.

Work in Progress 

Currently Dr. Russo is conducting research on the political economy of service co-production and intergovernmental collaboration among small local governments. He is also developing training modules for local government and public leadership initiatives.

Grants, Awards, and Professional Activities

  • Dr. Russo has been recognized repeatedly for teaching effectiveness, and has been nominated for various awards. In 2011 Dr. Russo was name Miami’s Outstanding Professor selected by the ASG-CAC.

  • Since 1982 Dr. Russo has been the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator for over 30 external grant/contracts from various federal, state, local, and private sources totaling over $4 million.

  • "Planning and Analysis for the Implementation of Ohio's Infrastructure Bond Financing Program", District #10, Ohio Public Works Commission. 2012-2013

  • “Content Management System in Non- Profit Organization”, Scioto County Area Foundation (Co-P with Dudas, Andrew M.) 2012.

  • “Advancing Township Governance: Local Government at the Crossroads”, Ohio Township Association, 2010.

  • “UCAN Program Evaluation: AP Mini-Grant Project”, Scioto Foundation, Portsmouth, OH. 2010.

  • “Program Evaluation for Youth Weed and Seed Initiative City of Hamilton”, Sub-contract - US. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. 2005.

  • “Economic Development in Local Government”, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. 2004

  • Rural University Project, OBOR, to fund operations of Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs and conduct applied research and technical assistance activities for local governments. 2003-05.

  • Grant/Contract – National Association of Counties, Revenue Capacity in American Counties, (Co-PI with M. Pagano), 1998

  • Research Challenge Grant (Ohio Board of Regents) Comparative Urban Initiative, 1996-97

  • Grant Contract - Cornell University & Appalachian Regional Commission & Ohio University “Capital Budgeting for Rural Governments: Assessment of "Capital Plus"; 1995.

  • Grant contract ‑ Fiscal Impact Study, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Economic Research Service, Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland State University, l988.

  • (PI) "Bond Financing for State Capital Improvement Program/Local Transportation Improvement Program", Ohio Public Works Commission. 2011(PI) "Developing an E-Government Protocol for UCAN", Scioto Foundation, Portsmouth, Ohio. 2009

  • (PI) "Economic Development in Local Governments", U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. 2008

  • (PI) "Program Evaluation for Youth Weed and Seed Initiative"; Sub-contract – US. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. 2006

  • (Co-PI) Grant/Contract – National Association of Counties, Revenue Capacity in American Counties, (with M. Pagano), 1998

  • (PI) Grant Contract – Cornell University & Appalachian Regional Commission & Ohio University "Capital Budgeting for Rural Governments: Assessment of 'Capital Plus'"; 1995.

  • Grant – Co-production: Cooperative Service Delivery in Local Governments, Gannett Foundation, 1988.
  • (PI) Grant – Fiscal Impact Study, U.S. Department of Agriculture/Economic Research Service, Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland State University, 1986-88.

  • (PI) Grant – "Southwest Ohio Regional Assessment", grant funded by Ohio Department of Development, and US. Housing and Urban Development, 1983.

Professional Society Membership

  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)