Dr. Philip Russo
Harrison Hall, 118
Oxford, OH 45056
Dr. Russo teaches local government management, public administration, policy analysis and quantitative methods. He conducts research on local government, state-local relations, local fiscal policy, and strategic analysis for local government. Dr. Russo’s research has been published in peer reviewed research journals including, State and Local Government Review, Publius:The Journal of Federalism, and Public Administration Quarterly. He also has published articles in Township News, and Cities and Villages.
Professor Russo is also the founding Director of Miami’s Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs (CPMRA), which is housed in Miami’s Public Administration program. Professor Russo has over 25 years of experience working on various boards and commissions ranging from local government, non-profit corporations, professional associations, neighborhood associations, and civic groups. In addition, he has conducted many workshops and training sessions for various agencies and organizations on team building, budgeting, planning, economic development, conflict management, and personnel policies and procedures. He currently serves as Chair, of the City of Oxford Civil Service Commission.
Dr. Russo was named Miami University's 2011 Outstanding Professor of the Year by ASG & CAC.
Philip A. Russo and Patrick J. Haney. 2012. “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
“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.
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 homeland security initiatives.
(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.
(PI) 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.