Mark K. Cassell is Professor of Political Science where he teaches courses in public policy and administration, comparative public policy and urban politics. His scholarship is mainly concerned with understanding public sector transformation.
His work includes How Governments Privatize: The Politics of Divestment in the United States and Germany (Georgetown University Press, 2003). The book compares the Resolution Trust Corporation with Germany’s Treuhandanstalt, the agency charged with taking over, managing and privatizing the industrial assets of the former East Germany. The book received the 2003 Charles H. Levine Award for the best book in public policy and administration.
Dr. Cassell holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MPA from the Robert LaFollette Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.