Efraim Ben-Zadok, Ph.D.


School of Public Administration

Florida Atlantic University
Social Sciences Building, Room SO 202
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

(561) 297-4157


Efraim Ben-Zadok is John M. DeGrove Eminent Scholar in Growth Management and Development and Professor of Public Administration. In 1989, he joined the faculty of the College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs at Florida Atlantic University. Since then he has served as Director of the PhD Program for the School of Public Administration; Director of Graduate Studies for the College; Co-Director of the Florida-Israel Institute–a Florida State University System international linkage institute; and a visiting scholar at the Amsterdam Study Centre for the Metropolitan Environment, University of Amsterdam. Ben-Zadok began his academic career at Tel Aviv University and thereafter at the State University of New York.

Professor Ben-Zadok research interests include public policy analysis, implementation, and evaluation; comparative public policy; urban and regional policy and planning; and environmental growth management and community sustainability. His current work involves the evaluation of state-regional-local programs and decision-making processes in long-range urban and regional policies. Ben-Zadok has published widely including journal articles and book chapters about urban, regional, and national policies in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Turkey, Israel, and Ghana. His research has been informed by extensive travels through most of North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and the Pacific.

Professor Ben-Zadok received his M.P.A. and Ph.D. (1980) degrees from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. In New York, he held positions at the Israeli Mission to the United Nations, the Israeli General Consulate in New York, John Jay College, and New York University. Ben-Zadok completed his undergraduate work in political science and sociology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. During his military service, he also served as a liaison officer to the International Red Cross in Tel-Aviv.