About Me

I am a political scientist and public administration scholar whose work focuses on environmental policy. In Fall 2018 I will be joining the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri as an assistant professor. I was previously an assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University and received my PhD in Political Science from Texas A&M University.

My work stands at the intersection between political science, public administration, and normative political theory, with an emphasis on water policy. My major research focus is on how political and administrative variables shape the implementation and development of environmental policy at the local level in the United States. My current research agenda is aimed at exploring how water utilities of different organizational structures and ownership models differentially respond to the political, climatological, and demographic environment in which they are situated. I have additional interests in public management, democratic theory, urban policy, and environmental justice. My work has been published in, among other outlets, Public Administration Review, Urban Affairs Review, and Policy Studies Journal.


David Switzer
232 Middlebush Hall
Truman School of Public Affairs
University of Missouri
Cell: (410)245-1023

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