Nick Peroff, Ph.D.
James C. Olson Professor of Public Administration
Areas of expertise: Public policy, American Indian policy, public and nonprofit management/administration, complexity theory applications in organizational management
Nick Peroff is professor of public affairs and administration in the Department of Public Affairs at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is also faculty coordinator for the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in public affairs and administration in the Bloch School. Peroff received his B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Peroff’s current research and teaching interests include public management and administration, public policy analysis, and he is engaged in the development and application of complexity theory in the study of American Indian policy. He is currently working on a new book entitled People Who Live With the Seasons: The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
Peroff is the author of Menominee Drums: Tribal Termination and Restoration, 1954-1974. He has published articles in Emergence: Complexity and Organization, Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, The Social Science Journal, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Administratio Publica, the American Review of Public Administration, The American Historical Review and other scholar journals. He regularly presents papers at various national and international conferences and is a past president of the Western Social Science Association. He has received the Bloch School’s Elmer P. Pierson Teaching Award.