Austin Zwick

Austin Zwick portraitAustin Zwick (he/him/his) has joined the College of Professional Studies as an Assistant Teaching Professor and Program Director of the BPS in Policy Studies program. He will teach and develop courses on public policy, information management, creative leadership, and other areas of professional studies.

Zwick has been an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs for the past 5 years, where he taught courses on policy methods, smart cities, and community benchmarking. He continues to do research and teach executive education courses with Maxwell’s Autonomous Systems Policy Institute (ASPI), focusing on how technology regulated and implemented by local government.

Zwick’s research is on urban planning and policy challenges arising from emerging industries, with a particular emphasis on transportation and economic development. He recently co-edited the book, “The Platform Economy and the Smart City: Technology and the Transformation of Urban Policy” which was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Zwick earned a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in Urban Planning (2018), and an M.P.A. in Public Finance and Fiscal Policy (2012) and B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations (2009) from Cornell University.