Dr. William West holds the Sara Lindsey Chair at the Bush School. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, Dr. West earned his PhD in political science at Rice University.
West is the author of three books and has written numerous articles in journals such as Policy Studies Review, Journal of Politics and Economics, Political Science Quarterly, Journal of Politics, Public Administration Review, and American Journal of Political Science. His most recent book is Program Budgeting and the Performance Movement: The Elusive Quest for Efficiency in Government (Georgetown University Press, 2011).
Dr. West specializes in the study of administrative institutions, regulatory policy, the oversight of bureaucracy, bureaucratic politics, administrative law, and the Congress.