Assistant Professor of Political Science
Zachary Oberfield received his B.A. in Political Science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Oberfield teaches courses on American politics, public policy, bureaucracy, the presidency, and Congress. Previously he taught at Temple University and at the City College of New York.
Professor Oberfield’s research focuses on poverty, organization socialization, and street-level bureaucracy. He is currently working on a book based on his dissertation research and a project that examines the role of privatization in public service delivery.