Robert H. Wilson

Distinguished Visiting Professor

School of Public Policy


B.S., Oklahoma State University, Industrial Engineering, 1971
M.S., Oklahoma State University, Industrial Engineering, 1972
M.A., MCP University of Pennsylvania, Regional Science, City and Regional Planning, 1974
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, City and Regional Planning, 1979

Teaching & Research Interests

Urban and Regional Policy, including economic development policy
Metropolitan Governance in the US and in Developing Countries
Quantitative Methods in Public Policy

Dr. Robert H. Wilson

Robert Wilson is Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Public Policy and former Director of the Sustainable Global Cities Initiative at the University of Connecticut.  He is also the Emeritus Mike Hogg Professor of Urban Policy, LBJ School, University of Texas at Austin (UT). At UT, Dr. Wilson served as Interim Dean, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, Director of the School’s Policy Research Institute, UT’s Urban Issues Program and Institute of Latin American Studies’ Brazil Center. Among his publications are LBJ’s Neglected Legacy: How Lyndon Johnson Reshaped Domestic Policy and Government, co-ed. (University of Texas Press, 2015); Metropolitan Governance in the Federalist Americas, co-ed. (University of Notre Dame Press, 2012); Urban Segregation and Governance in the Americas, co-ed. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); Governance in the Americas: Decentralization, Democracy and Subnational Government in Brazil, Mexico and the United States, co-authored (University of Notre Dame Press, 2008 ), The Political Economy of Brazil, coauthored (University of Texas Press, 1990, 2012), and over sixty journal articles, book chapters, and policy reports. He served as Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil); the Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC); Visiting International Philips Professorship at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo; and the Fulbright/FLAD Chair in Knowledge Management Policies at the Advanced Technical Institute, Lisbon. He was inducted into the Brazilian National Order of the Southern Cross, rank of Commander.

Robert Wilson
Contact Information
Phone(959) 200-3854
Fax(860) 246-0334
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Office LocationHartford Times Building, Room 544
CampusHartford Campus