Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
Fax: (202) 994-1974

Harold Wolman

Harold L. Wolman

Title — Professor of Political Science; Director of the George Washington Institute of Public Policy

Office — MPA 615

Office Hours — Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Phone — (202) 994-5713; Fax: (202) 994-8913

E-mail —

Areas of Expertise —

Urban politics, urban policy, politics of the policy process, economic development, comparative public policy


Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1968


Professor Wolman's teaching and research interests include issues of urban politics and policy. His current research examines urban policy processes at the national level.


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Professor Wolman's has recently authored or co-authored the following works: Urban Politics and Policy: A Comparative Approach (Basil Blackwell, 1992); Comparing Housing Systems: Housing Performance and Housing Policy in the U.S. and Britain (Oxford University Press, 1992). He has also recently co-editted the following works: Governance and Opportunity in Metropolitan Areas (National Academy Press, 1999); National Urban Policy and the President's National Urban Policy Report (Wayne State University Press, 1996); Theories of Urban Politics (Sage Publications, 1995). His articles have appeared in journals such as: Social Science Quarterly, Urban Studies, The Policy Process, Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Politics, Journal of Urban Affairs, Economic Development Quarterly, Public Administration, among others.