William Resh

Associate Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Bill Resh earned his doctoral degree at the American University’s School of Public Affairs in 2011. He was a tenure-track assistant professor in public management at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs from 2011 to 2014. Bill joined the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy in 2014. His research focuses on public management and executive politics. A common theme in his work is how administrative structure and political environments affect the behaviors, perceptions, and working relationships of civil servants.

Bill has received several awards for his scholarship from the American Political Science Association, the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and the Academy of Management. His work has been published in respected peer reviewed journals and academic presses across the fields of public administration, political science, and public policy. His recent book, Rethinking the Administrative Presidency (Johns Hopkins University Press), was awarded the Best Book in Public Administration Research award by ASPA in 2017. In this book, he uses combined strains of political and organizational theory to argue that appointee-careerist relations in the federal executive branch are critical to understanding which efforts at political control might harm agency performance and undermine presidential policy prerogatives.


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On Wharton Business Radio

Knowledge@Wharton: January 29, 2019 Episode Featured ImageKnowledge@Wharton: January 29, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by William Resh (Associate Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California), Paul C. Light (Professor of Public Service, New York University), Timothy Hubbard (Assistant Professor of Management, University of Notre Dame), Anne Greenhalgh, Janice Madden (Professor of Regional Science and Sociology, The University of Pennsylvania), David Reibstein (Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School), and Katherine Klein (Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management, The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, January 29, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

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