Park University Faculty

Dr. Richard C. Box

Dr. Richard C. Box
Distinguished Fellow of Public Affairs

Park University
8700 N.W. River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 64152

Download CV Go


  • B.S., Southern Oregon State College
  • M.S., Southern Oregon State College
  • M.P.A., Golden Gate University
  • D.P.A., University of Southern California


  • PA 602 - Capstone Seminar in Public Affairs
  • PA 600 - Ethical Foundations of Authority and Responsibility
  • PA 512 - The Environment of Public Organizations
  • PA 380 - Public Service Values
  • PA 342 - Administrative Politics


  • Richard Box served as a land-use planner and administrator in local governments in Oregon and California before completing his doctorate at the University of Southern California.
  • He is Regents/Foundation Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
  • His writing focuses on the interaction between public service professionals and the political, legal, and economic environment that surrounds them. This interest includes the origins of the American governmental system and the characteristics of democracy and citizenship.
  • In addition to applied research reports and articles in scholarly journals, Dr. Box is the author or editor of the following titles:
    • Public Service Values, M.E. Sharpe/Routledge, 2014
    • Public Administration and Society: Critical Issues in American Governance, M.E. Sharpe, 3rd edition 2014
    • Making a Difference: Progressive Values in Public Administration, M.E. Sharpe, 2008
    • Democracy and Public Administration, M.E. Sharpe, 2007
    • Critical Social Theory in Public Administration, M.E. Sharpe, 2005
    • Citizen Governance: Leading American Communities Into the 21st Century, Sage Publications, 1998.