William G. Resh
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 201D
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
Phone: (213) 821-7844
PhD in Public Administration and American Politics
Public Management, US presidency and executive politics, policy implementation, organization theory, personnel policy, organizational behavior
Bill Resh earned his doctoral degree at the American University’s School of Public Affairs in 2011. He was a tenure-track assistant professor in public management at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs from 2011 to 2014. Bill joined the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy in 2014. His research focuses on public management and executive politics. A common theme in his work is how administrative structure and political environments affect the behaviors, perceptions, and working relationships of civil servants.
Bill has received several awards for his scholarship from the American Political Science Association, the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and the Academy of Management. His work has been published in respected peer reviewed journals and academic presses across the fields of public administration, political science, and public policy. His recent book, Rethinking the Administrative Presidency (Johns Hopkins University Press), was awarded the Best Book in Public Administration Research award by ASPA in 2017. In this book, he uses combined strains of political and organizational theory to argue that appointee-careerist relations in the federal executive branch are critical to understanding which efforts at political control might harm agency performance and undermine presidential policy prerogatives.
Resh, W. G., Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital and Appointee-Careerist Relations in the George W. Bush Administration and Beyond; Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015.