Portrait of William Swann

William Swann PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Public Affairs

Email Address: william.swann@ucdenver.edu

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. and by appointment

William L. Swann is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. His PhD in public administration is from Florida State University. He holds an MPA from the University of Rhode Island and a BSBA in finance from Bryant University.

His research focuses on urban sustainability, public management and collaborative governance. Most of his research examines the motivations, constraints and consequences associated with sustainability policies and programs in local communities, and can be found in some of the leading public administration and urban studies journals. He is also currently involved in collaborative research projects studying performance management in state government, local policy approaches to the opioid epidemic and the nexus of food, energy and water systems in local development.

He teaches research methods, organizational management and financial management courses. He was named a 2015 Staats Emerging Scholar by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Areas of Expertise

local government, sustainable cities, public management and organizations, quantitative research methods

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
Florida State University

Master of Public Administration
University of Rhode Island

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance
Bryant University

Awards

2015 Staats Emerging Scholar by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)