Dale Thomson, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science
Dale Thomson
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Social Sciences
3097 College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:

Master of Public Administration and Policy, Political Science

Research Areas:

Community Development and Organization, Government / Nonprofit Management, Public Policy, Urban Politics and Governance

Biography and Education


PhD Institution: Public Policy;  University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2001

Teaching and Research

Courses Taught

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 funders’ performance reporting mandates in nonprofit performance measurement, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 39, (4): 611-629.