Dr. Ruth H. DeHoog
Ruth Hoogland DeHoog is professor of political science. She teaches courses in Public Administration &Management, Organizational Behavior & Leadership, and Local Government Administration. Her current research examines how public services are provided through a complex mix of government and nonprofit agencies. Her publications on privatization, urban service delivery, city management, and government-nonprofit relations in former Communist countries have appeared in several academic journals. She co-authored The Politics of Dissatisfaction: Citizens, Services, and Urban Institutions(1992) and wrote Contracting Out for Human Services: Economic, Political, and Organizational Perspectives (1984). Her community-engaged research projects have included the role of faith communities in refugee resettlement services, human relations attitudes among Greensboro residents, welfare reform in North Carolina counties, and several aspects of revitalization efforts in High Point’s Macedonia community. Both undergraduate and graduate students have participated in these research projects.