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Frank Thompson, PhD

Frank Thompson
Board of Governors Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Dr. Frank Thompson was designated Board of Governors Distinguished Professor Emeritus upon retiring from Rutgers University effective January 2021. Dr. Thompson is a nationally renowned scholar of politics and administration, policy implementation, public management, federalism and intergovernmental management, and health policy. Over his 40-year plus career, he has published extensively in top-tier academic journals, including Public Administration Review and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory; served in various university administration roles and on editorial boards; and been awarded numerous honors for his scholarship and service to the field.


  • PhD: University of California-Berkeley, Political Science 
  • MA: University of California-Berkeley, Political Science 
  • BA: University of Chicago, Political Science