Richardson Dilworth

Richardson Dilworth

Director of the Center for Public Policy, Drexel University

Richardson Dilworth is Professor of Politics and Director of the Center for Public Policy at Drexel University. His research and teaching focuses on American urban political development, urban environment policy, and community economic development. 

Dilworth is the author and coauthor of numerous articles, author of the book, “The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy” (2005), and the editor or coeditor of seven books, with one of the more recent being, with Christine Palus, “The CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States” (2016). 

Besides Drexel, Dilworth has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Temple University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Wagner College, the University of Tirana in Albania, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 

He served for eight years on the Philadelphia Historical Commission, where Dilworth is chair of the Historic Designation Committee. 

Dilworth received his B.S. in economics from New York University, and his Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University. 

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