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School of Public Policy

School ofPublic Policy

Lilliard Richardson

Lilliard Richardson

Director of the School of Public Policy
Professor of Public Policy

326 Pond Lab

University Park, PA 16802

Curriculum Vitae:


Lilliard Richardson is director of the School of Public Policy and a professor of public policy in the College of the Liberal Arts. He received his Ph.D. in government from the University of Texas and his B.A. in international studies from Missouri State University. He has been on the faculty at Duke University, the University of Tennessee and the University of Missouri, and he served as the executive associate dean at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Richardson’s research focuses on the policy analysis of health and safety policies, and he has taught courses on policy process, program evaluation, policy analysis, health policy, and research methodology. He has published over forty articles in refereed academic journals, such as the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Health Affairs, American Journal of Public Health, Policy Studies Journal, Evaluation Review and Legislative Studies Quarterly. He is a past president of the State Politics and Policy Association and has served on several editorial boards. Richardson held a Fulbright Fellowship in Belgium, and he has taught in China, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.


Research Papers:

Evaluation Review. 46(2): 165-199, 2022.

Neeley, Grant W., and Lilliard E. Richardson, Jr.

Water Economics and Policy. 8(2): 2240001, 2022.

Pin Sun, Douglas Noonan and Lilliard Richardson

International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, Volume: 15, Issue: 1, Published: 2020

Douglas S. Noonan, Lilliard E. Richardson, Abdul Akeem Sadiq, & Jenna Tyler