Current Positions:

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005-

Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006-

 

Formal education:

Ph.D. in Public Policy, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley, 1988

M.P.P., Graduate School of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley, 1986

M.A. in economics, University of Virginia, 1982

B.A. in economics, Dickinson College, 1980

 

Previous positions:

Director, Center for Public Policy and Administration, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 1998-2006

Associate Professor of Political Science, 1996-2004

Director, Masters Program in Public Administration, Department of Political Science, 1994-1997

Assistant Professor of Political Science, 1989-1995

Staff Economist, President's Council of Economic Advisors, 1988-89

Research Fellow, Governmental Studies, Brookings Institution, 1987-88

University of California, Office of the President, Administrative Analyst, 1985

Research Assistant, Resources for the Future, 1983-84

 

Contact information:

John A. Hird

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

Chair, Department of Political Science

316 Thompson Hall

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA 01003 USA

413.545.6184 office

413.545.3349 fax

413.530.9427 cell

jhird@polsci.umass.edu

 

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