R. Kent Weaver is Professor of Public Policy and Government at Georgetown University. His teaching interests focus on Comparative Public Policy, Comparative Public Management, Strategic Management of Policy Reform, and Promoting Behavior Change. Weaver is also interested in improving the quality of case writing and participant-center learning in training of public policy students and government officials.
Weaver's major fields of research interest are comparative political institutions, comparative social policy (with a particular focus on public pension programs), and policy implementation. He is the author and co-author of many books, including The Politics of Industrial Change, Do Institutions Matter?, Ending Welfare As We Know It, and Policy Feedbacks, and has published in political science and public policy journals, including the Journal of Public Policy, Political Science Quarterly, Public Administration Review, and Governance. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.