MPA DirectorAssociate Professor of Public Administration and Policy
Eric Zeemering is MPA Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. His research investigates local governance and intergovernmental relations, including interlocal contracting for municipal service delivery and the design and performance of networks for local environmental governance. He has received funding from the Canadian government to analyze intergovernmental coordination on sustainability efforts by local governments across the border between the U.S. and Canada. During the winter semester of 2014, he was Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Governance and Public Administration at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Zeemering’s interest in local government led to his elected service on the city council in Rockford, Michigan (1999-2001), and appointed service on the Kent County Housing Commission (2003-2006) and the Daly City Parks and Recreation Commission (2009-2011). He received his Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University in 2007 and his B.A. in political science from Aquinas College in 2001.