Eric Zeemering is an assistant professor of public policy at UMBC. His research and teaching interests focus on public management, intergovernmental relations and urban policy.
Prof. Zeemering is currently studying the adoption, oversight, and termination of municipal service sharing agreements for police and fire services by city governments in California. He also studies the implementation of sustainability plans in city government. He has received funding from the Canadian government to analyze intergovernmental coordination on sustainability efforts by local governments across the border between the U.S. and Canada. His research has appeared in journals including Public Administration Review and Urban Affairs Review.
Prof. Zeemering’s interest in local government led to his elected service on the city council in Rockford, Michigan (1999-2001), and appointed service on the Kent County Housing Commission (2003-2006), and the Daly City Parks and Recreation Commission (2009-2011).
He received his Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University in 2007, and his B.A. in political science from Aquinas College in 2001.