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Peter Federman

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Expert Bio

Peter Stanley Federman is an assistant professor in the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI whose current work investigates how administrative officials and elected politicians make decisions that impact the public, particularly within the substantive areas of public health and safety.

Federman came to IUPUI after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, where his dissertation focused on the bureaucratic politics of public health and safety and how race, class and other factors impact policy outcomes.

Focusing primarily on local governments, Federman uses established theoretical frameworks in new and innovative ways to understand how public administration functions in the 21st century. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to his research, he brings in sources, theories and methodologies from sociology, political science, anthropology, history and other disciplines.

Areas of Expertise

Emergency management, bureaucratic politics, public policy, policing, emergency medicine, public management, public safety, collaboration.

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