University of Colorado Denver
School of Public Affairs
P.O. Box 173364 - Campus Box 142
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Phone: (303) 315-0147
Fax: (303) 315-2229
William L. Swann is an assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. His teaching and research interests include local government administration, public management and organizations, urban sustainability, and social science research methods. Broadly, his research seeks to understand how public managers and organizations strategically pursue and shape more sustainable futures concerning ecological protection, economic development, and social justice at the local level. Specifically, his work examines managerial impacts on green energy, climate protection, and sustainable development actions in local governments.
His research can be found in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Management Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, and The American Review of Public Administration. He is affiliated with the Workshop on Policy Process Research (WOPPR) housed in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, and has served as a research assistant to the Local Governance Research Laboratory at Florida State University and the Task Force on Consolidated Government in the City of Jacksonville, Florida.
He was named a 2015 Staats Emerging Scholar by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). He received his Ph.D. in public administration from Florida State University, an M.P.A. from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.S.B.A. in finance from Bryant University.