• I grew up in Massillon, Ohio, attended the University of Akron, Miami University, and Cleveland State University (from which I received a Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs). I have a beautiful wife, Beth, and two lovely daughters, Mary Lou and Carmella.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2017-04-01 Pragmatism, The New Republic, and American Public Administration at its Founding.Administration & Society.  49. 2017-04-01
    2016-11-01 Considering the Role of Social Capital for Economic Development Outcomes in United States Counties.Economic Development Quarterly.  30. 2016-11-01
    2015-01-01 The impact of Depression-era Homeowners’ Loan Corporation lending in Greater Cleveland, Ohio.Urban Geography.  36. 2015-01-01
    2014-02-01 Assembling the Puzzle of the Nonprofit-Economic Development Linkage.Nonprofit Policy Forum.  5. 2014-02-01
    "Contingent Valuation and Estimates of Residents' Support for Revitalization Plans: A Better Tool for Public Officials?"American Review of Public Administration.  41:654-669.


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    2016-01-01 Debating Metropolitan America, 1946-1970.  CQ Press. 2016-01-01


    Research Overview

  • The History of American Public Administration and Regional Economic Development.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Methods courses, the History of American Public Administration, and Economic Development.
  • Full Name

  • John F Brennan