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Robert F. Pecorella

Associate Professor
Government and Politics
Institute for Core Studies
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Political Science
M.A., Brooklyn College, Political Science
B.A., St. John’s University, Political Science

Robert F. Pecorella, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor with the Department of Government and Politics and currently serves as Director of the Institute for Core Studies at St. John’s University. His primary fields of interest are public administration, urban governance, state and local politics, and research methods. He is the author of Community Power in the Postreform City, the coauthor of Politics and Structure, and the co-editor of Governing New York State. His articles have appeared in Polity, Public Administration Review, the Journal of Urban Affairs, and the Journal of Catholic Social Thought. He was a Professor-in-Residence with the New York State Assembly Intern Program between 1986 and 2005. He received a BA from St. John’s, an MA from Brooklyn College and a PhD from Pennsylvania State University.