Francis Leazes, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor at Rhode Island College
A resident of Providence since 1985, Professor Leazes currently is the Director of the undergraduate Public Administration Program at RIC. He is the author of articles on Nonprofit Administration, Urban Politics, Public Budgeting and Finance, and co-authored Providence: The Renaissance City (published by Northeastern University Press, 2004), a political analysis of Providence in the years 1960-2000. His current teaching and research interests include program evaluation, economic development, arts, culture and tourism and the educational opportunities presented by digital technology and public cemeteries.
- Ph.D. in Political Science, 1984 | University of Connecticut
- M.P.A. in Public Affairs, 1981 | University of Connecticut
- M.A. in History, 1974 | University of Massachusetts
- B.A. in History, 1971 | College of the Holy Cross