Richard C. Fording

Professor | Public Policy Studies Advisor

Office Hours

Spring 2019 Office Hours:

Tuesday/Thursday: 1:45pm-3:15pm


  • B.A. – University of Florida, 1986
  • Ph.D. – Florida State University, 1998

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

  • Public Policy
  • State Politics
  • Race, Ethnicity and Politics
Teaching Interests
  • PSC 211 State and Local Government
  • Ph.D. 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.