Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor of Public AdministrationProfessor of Public Administration and Policy
George A. Krause is the Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor of Public Administration (PhD, West Virginia University, 1994). His previous faculty appointments include serving both as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina (1994-2005), and more recently, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh (2005-2017). Professor Krause’s core scholarly interests center on issues pertaining to governance, accountability, and representation in the United States. Much of his research focuses on topics pertaining to public administration & bureaucracy, executive authority, fiscal policymaking and governance, and organizational theory applied to better understand the functioning of government institutions (both elected and unelected). His current research activities investigate the role of bureaucratic leadership in U.S. federal government agencies; the exercise of executive authority; understanding the implications of shared power arrangements for democratic governance and policymaking within the administrative state; and behavioral decision-making in the realm of both democratic politics and government policymaking.