Richard C. Fording

Richard C. Fording

Public Policy Studies Advisor


  • PhD, Florida State University, 1998
  • BA, University of Florida, 1986

Research Areas

  • American Politics
  • Public Policy Administration


Office Hours:

Tues/Thurs 11am-12pm and by appointment

Research Interests

  • Public Policy
  • State Politics
  • Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Teaching Interests

  • PSC 211 State and Local Government
  • PhD Seminar in State Politics and Policy
  • Research Methods

Selected Publications

  • Soss, Joe, Richard C. Fording and Sanford F. Schram. 2011. Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race. University of Chicago Press.
  • Fording, Richard C., Joe Soss, and Sanford F. Schram. 2011. “Race and the Local Politics of Punishment in the New World of Welfare.” American Journal of Sociology 116, 5: Vol. 116, No. 5 (March 2011), pp. 1610-57.
  • Soss, Joe, Richard C. Fording and Sanford F. Schram. 2011. “The Organization of Discipline: From Performance Management to Perversity and Punishment.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 21(suppl 2): 203-232.