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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Dennis Dresang

Dennis Dresang

Expert on state and local politics, public management

Professor emeritus, political science, La Follette School of Public Affairs Work: 608-238-8714 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Wisconsin state politics and government
  • State-local-tribal and federal government relations
  • Public management


  • Author of seven books, including "Politics and Policy in American States and Communities"; "Public Administration"; and "Personnel Management in Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations"
  • Founding director, La Follette School of Public Affairs
  • Chair, UW-Madison Department of Political Science
  • Chair, three gubernatorial task forces and four city and county task forces