John Bohte

Associate Professor and MPA Director
Public Administration
 (414) 229-4328
 Bolton Hall 620


PhD, Political Science, Texas A&M University
BA, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Interests

Education Policy, Organization Theory

Teaching Interests

Public Budgeting and Finance, Public Administration, Public Policy

Courses Taught

PolSci 105 – State and Local Politics
PolSci 243 – Introduction to Public Administration
PolSci 390 – Political Data Analysis
PolSci 630 – Budgeting and Finance in the Public Sector
PolSci 792 – Decisionmaking for Nonprofit and Public Organizations

Other Relevant Activities

Director, Master of Public Administration Program


Meier, K. J., Brudney, J. L., & Bohte, J. (2015, December). Applied Statistics for Public & Nonprofit Administration. 9th. Stamford CT: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
Heo, U., & Bohte, J. (2012, June). Who Pays for National Defense: Financing Defense Programs in the United States. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 56(3), 406-431.
Meier, K. J., & Bohte, J. (2003). Not with a Bang, But a Whimper: Explaining Organizational Failures. Administration and Society, 35, 104-121.
Bohte, J., & Meier, K. J. (2001). Structure and the Performance of Public Organizations: Task Difficulty and Span of Control. Public Organization Review, 1, 341-354.
Bohte, J. (2001). School Bureaucracy and Student Performance at the Local Level. Public Administration Review, 61, 92-99.