Rick Ghere

Associate Professor
Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Political Science


Originally from Warren, Ohio, Richard Ghere received a B.A. in History and Political Science from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toledo, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Wayne State University. Prior to university teaching, Dr. Ghere served in a planning and analysis role in a new town development project undertaken by Lucas County, OH in the early 1970s. Prior to coming to the University of Dayton in 1984, he served at Winthrop College for five years and at other universities while his wife was in graduate school. He is the father of a teenage son. Dr. Ghere teaches courses in Public Policy Analysis, Emergency Management, Nongovernmental Organization Leadership, Public Administration, Organization Theory, and various public service electives in the Master of Public Administration Program.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Disaster Policy and Administration


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Wayne State University, 1975
  • M.A. in Political Science, University of Toldeo, 1970
  • B.A. in Political Science-History, Concordia College-Moorhead, 1968

Research Interests

  • Public-private partnerships
  • Ethical issues in public administration

Selected Publications

Frederickson, H. G. and R. K. Ghere eds. Forthcoming, 013. Ethics and Public Management 2nd ed. Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe Publishers.

Ghere R. K. Forthcoming, 2013. “Ethics and Gender in International Development Programs: Comparing Three Cases.” Public Integrity.

Ghere, R. K. 2011. “Network Legitimacy and Accountability in a Developmental Perspective.” Public Integrity. 13.2: 153-180.

Ghere, R. K. Forthcoming, 2012. NGO Leadership and Human Rights. Sterling VA: Kumarian Press.