Richard Feiock (Askew School, Florida State University) has been as the holder of the Jerry Collins Eminent Scholar Chair in Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. The Collins Chair endowment is supported by a $1.4 million bequest to the FSU College of Social Science and Policy.    Professor Feiock will also direct the FSU Local Governance Research Laboratory.

Richard Feiock is internationally recognized for his expertise in local government and local  democratic institutions. He was previously named the Augustus B. Turnbull Professor of Public  Administration and Policy in the Askew School. He is the founding director of the FSU Local  Governance Research Laboratory and served as Ph.D. Program Director for the Askew School from 1999-2006. He also directs the Sustainable Energy & Governance unit of FSU’s Institute for Energy  Systems, Economics and Sustainability.

Professor Feiock’s scholarship has been recognized with numerous awards including the 2005 Herbert Kaufman best paper award from the Section on Public Administration of the American Political Science Association, the 2008 William E. and Frederick C. Mosher Award for the best article published in Public Administration Review, the 2009 Manning J. Dauer Career Award for research and service from the Florida Political Science Association, the 2010 Donald C. Stone Award for career contributions to the field of intergovernmental management from the American Society for Public Administration, and the 2011 Marshall Dimock Award for the best lead article published in Public Administration Review.

He has generated over $1 million in external research grants and has been principal investigator on four National Science Foundation research grants as well as on grant awards from Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, Aspen Institute, IBM Center for the Business of Government, and the Fulbright Scholar Program. Professor Feiock has published five books and over one-hundred refereed articles. His work appears in the leading scholarly journals of political science, public administration, planning and urban affairs. His books include Institutional Constraints and Local Government (SUNY Press), City-County Consolidation and Its Alternatives (M.E. Sharpe), Metropolitan Governance: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation (Georgetown University Press) and Self-organizing Federalism (Cambridge University Press). Professor Feiock received his B.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University, and his M.P.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.