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Rick Ghere



College of Arts and Sciences: Political Science


Email: Rick Ghere
Phone: 937-229-4220
ZH 304
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  • Ph.D., Political Science, Wayne State University, 1975
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Toldeo, 1970
  • B.A., Political Science-History, Concordia College-Moorhead, 1968


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

Research Interests

  • Public-private partnerships
  • Ethical issues in public administration

Selected Publications

Ghere, R. K. (2013). In Frederickson, H. G., Ghere, R. K. (Eds.), Conclusion (pp. 364-378). Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe Publishers.

Ghere, R. K. (2013). In Frederickson, H. G., Ghere, R. K. (Eds.), Introduction (pp. 3-19). Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe Publishers.

Ghere, R. K. (2013). In Frederickson, H. G., Ghere, R. K. (Eds.), Words Making Worlds: Rhetoric and Ethics in Global Organizations (pp. 334-360). Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe Publishes.

Ghere, R. K., Frederickson, H. G. (2013)., Ethics and Public Management 2nd ed. (edited volume). Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe Publishers.

Ghere, R. K. (2012)., NGO Leadership and Human Rights (pp. 293). Sterling VA: Kumarian Press/Stylus Publishing.

Ghere, R. K. (in press). "Ethics and Gender in International Development Programs: Comparing Three Cases." To appear in Public Integrity.

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