Brinkerhoff Named University of Birmingham College of Social Science Visiting Fellow

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Derick Brinkerhoff, Ed.D., distinguished fellow in international public management at RTI International, has been named a visiting fellow of the University of Birmingham College of Social Science for the 2012 fall semester.

Brinkerhoff’s fellowship will focus on research on service provision, infrastructure and state-building in fragile nations and is jointly sponsored by the University of Birmingham International Development Department and the Centre for International Education and Research. The fellowship will contribute to building RTI’s links with United Kingdom-based organizations that are active on programs funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

As part of the fellowship, Brinkerhoff will travel to England in October for several speaking engagements including a presentation on country demand for policy; a lecture on service delivery, governance, and state legitimacy; and a presentation on the politics of service delivery and state-building for conflict-affected states.

Brinkerhoff, who joined RTI in 2003, has more than 30 years of experience with public management issues in developing and transitioning countries, focusing on policy analysis, program implementation and evaluation, participation, institutional development, democratic governance and management change.

Additionally, Brinkerhoff holds an associate faculty appointment at George Washington University's Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.

Brinkerhoff has received multiple awards and honors for his published research in social science and policy studies and for his contributions to the theory and practice of international development and comparative public administration.

He has written or edited eight books, 43 refereed articles, 29 book chapters, and numerous conference papers. From 2008-2011, he served on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s experts' group of the Partnership for Democratic Governance. Brinkerhoff is also a co-editor of the UK-based journal Public Administration and Development.

Brinkerhoff has a doctor of education degree in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University and both a master’s degree in administration and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, Riverside.