William Resh

William (Bill) Resh is an Associate Professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, where he teaches courses in public administration, ethics, and organizational behavior as well as the "On the Rhine" program at Speyer University (Germany) on comparative public administration and policy in the European Union and United States. Bill's research focuses on executive politics and public management. A common theme in his work is how administrative structure and political environments affect the behaviors, perceptions, and the working relationships among individuals in public organizations. His work has been published in respected peer reviewed journals in public administration, public policy, and political science. In 2017, his book Rethinking the Administrative Presidency (Johns Hopkins University Press) was awarded the Best Book Award by the American Society of Public Administration's Section on Public Administration Research. In the book, Bill explores appointee-careerist relations in the federal executive branch by systematically testing the premise that the trust established at the executive levels of federal agencies is critical to achieving performance and advancing presidential interests administratively. Bill is also the co-recipient of the 2016 Best Article Award for an academic publishing in Public Administration Review. His recent research continues his work in executive politics, especially as it pertains to political appointments and organizational mission- and operational goal-setting. A corresponding avenue of research explores the extent to which "mission match" drives individual behavior in organizations versus (or in complement to) other potential motivations. Additional information and CV are available here: https://priceschool.usc.edu/william-g-resh/