Assistant Professor (Nonresident Teaching)
Phone: (310) 270-8202
Ph.D. in Environmental Policy
University of California, Davis
Collaborative governance, economics, planning, social policy, environmental policy
Bill Leach teaches in the Price School’s online master’s program in Public Administration. He is recognized internationally as an authority on collaborative approaches to policymaking and implementation. His studies of collaborative environmental management have been cited over 1,000 times, and appear in the top journals in public administration, political science, and planning. Dr. Leach has directed over $1 million of research sponsored by the National Science Foundation, U.S. EPA, and private philanthropies, and has provided scientific and policy advice to federal and state agencies such as the U.S. Government Accountability Office, National Research Council, and the California Children & Families Commission. Prior to joining USC, he served as Research Director for the Center for Collaborative Policy at California State University, Sacramento, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration.