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Ronald K. Vogel joined the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University in August 2011 as full Professor. Before coming to Ryerson University, he was Chair of the Department of Political Science and Professor of Political Science and Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville. He also served as Director of the Ph.D. program in Urban and Public Affairs. He currently serves as the Graduate Program Director (GPD) of the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Policy Studies.
Dr. Vogel received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1986. He also holds an M.A. and a B.A., both in Political Science, from the same University.
Dr. Vogel is an expert on urban politics and administration in the US. Increasingly, his research has taken a comparative turn. For the last decade he has been conducting research on governance of global city-regions in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, and Toronto. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Japan in 1997-08, received a Canadian Government Faculty Research Grant in 2001, and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hong Kong in 2007-08. He was also co-investigator on a three year National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduatesgrant (2004-07). Professor Vogel is President of the Section on Urban and Local Politics and heads the Comparative Urban Politics related group in the American Political Science Association.
Dr. Vogel teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, primarily in the fields of urban politics, US politics, and public policy.