Mark Partridge is the C. William Swank Chair of Rural-Urban Policy at The Ohio State University. He is a Faculty Research Affiliate, City-Region Studies Centre, University of Alberta and an adjunct professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Professor Partridge is Co-Editor of the Journal of Regional Science and is the Co-Editor of the Springer Briefs in Regional Science.
He also serves on the editorial boards of the Annals of Regional Science, Growth and Change, Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, The Review of Regional Studies, and Region et Developpement. He has published over 100 scholarly papers and coauthored the book The Geography of American Poverty: Is there a Role for Place-Based Policy? Professor
Partridge has received research funding from many sources including the Appalachian Regional Commission, Brookings Institution, European Commission, Infrastructure Canada, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
His research includes investigating rural-urban interdependence and regional growth and policy. Dr. Partridge served as President of the Southern Regional Science Association.