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Jack H. Knott

PPD Dean Jack Knott

Jack H. Knott, former professor of public policy and management at the University of Illinois, was named dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and holder of the C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Dean’s Chair in August 2005.

In recognition of his sustained contributions to the field of public administration, Knott was named a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2007.

Before joining USC, Knott served on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago from 1997 to 2005. There, he directed the university’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs and held a joint appointment as professor of political science at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the University of Illinois, Knott taught at Michigan State University and held visiting professorships at the University of Arizona and the University of Warwick in the U.K.

Knott holds a Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley, a master of arts in economics and comparative politics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of arts in history from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Last Updated: 12/01/11