Daniel Diermeier

The Emmett Dedmon Professor of Public Administration and Dean
Harris School of Public Policy Studies

Daniel Diermeier’s teaching and research focus on formal political theory, political institutions, the interaction of business and politics, text analytics, and moral psychology, as well as crisis and reputation management. He has published two books and over 80 research articles in academic journals, mostly in the fields of political science, economics, and management, but also in other areas ranging from linguistics, sociology, and psychology to computer science and applied mathematics.

He has taught at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, most recently as IBM Professor of Regulation and Practice in the Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS). He also served as director of Kellogg’s Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship. He co-founded the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) and served as the founding academic director of the CEO Perspectives Program. He was chairman and co-founder of the Northwestern Global Health Foundation, dedicated to developing low-cost medical devices and winner of the 2012 Chicago “Up-and Comer” Innovation Award.

Diermeier is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Guggenheim fellow. He holds MA degrees in political science and philosophy, and received his PhD in political science from the University of Rochester.

Diermeier joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014.

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