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Researcher Staff: Richard Nathan

Richard Nathan

Richard Nathan
Richard Nathan formerly served as director of the Rockefeller Institute and distinguished professor of political science and public policy at the State University of New York at Albany. Nathan has written and edited books on the implementation of domestic public programs in the United States and on American federalism. Prior to coming to Albany, he was a professor at Princeton University. He served in the federal government as assistant director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, deputy undersecretary for welfare reform of the U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare, and director of domestic policy for the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (The Kerner Commission).

Areas of Expertise:

Disaster recovery, Federalism, Government reform, Social service spending, Welfare reform.

Curriculum vitae

Contact Information:

Phone: (321) 939-6393

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Selected Publications,* by Topic

*Publications available on this website. For others, see curriculum vitae.