Thomson, Dale

Associate Professor of Political Science
Social Sciences Department Chair



Office:                            2110 SSB
Hours:                            M 2:00-3:00 (Fall 2016)

Phone:                            313-593-5545
Fax:                                313-593-5645
Curriculum Vitae:           Dale Thomson CV (PDF)

Programs and Affiliations:

Political Science; Master of Public Administration; Master of Public Policy; Urban and Regional Studies

PhD Institution:

Political Science;  University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2001

Courses Taught:

Political Environment of Public Policy (PPOL 502)
Policy Analysis & Development (PADM 582)
Michigan Government, Politics, & Policy (POL 322)
Administration of Financial Resources (PADM 540)
Organization Development (PADM 561)
Strategic Planning & Needs Assessment (PADM 581)
Intro to Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM 505)
Intro to American Government (POL 101)

Research Fields/Interests:

Neighborhood Revitalization & Community Development; Urban Policy & Politics; Local Government Management; Nonprofit Management

Selected Publications:

Thomson, D. 2012. Targeting neighborhoods, stimulating markets: Exploring the role of political, institutional, and technical variables in three cities, In Margaret Dewar & June Thomas (Eds.) Remaking the City After Abandonment. Philadelphia, PA: Penn Press

Thomson, D. 2012. Employer assisted housing. Entry in Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Thomson, D. 2011. The role of funders in driving nonprofit performance measurement and use instrategic management, Public Performance and Management Review 35, (1): 54-78.

Thomson, D. 2011. Strategic geographic targeting in community development: Examining the congruence of political, institutional, and technical factors, Urban Affairs Review 47 (4): 564-594.

Thomson, D. 2010. The evolving role of universities in expanding knowledge among local elected officials, Journal of Public Affairs Education 16 (3): 421-450.

Thomson, D. 2010. Exploring the role of fundersí performance reporting mandates in nonprofit performance measurement, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 39, (4): 611-629.