Lilliard Richardson received his Ph.D. in government from the University of Texas and his B.A. in international studies from Missouri State University. He has been on the faculty at Duke University, the University of Tennessee and the University of Missouri, and he served as an executive associate dean in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. His research focuses on the policy analysis of health and safety policies, and he has taught courses on policy process, program evaluation, policy analysis, health policy, and research methodology. He has published over forty articles in refereed academic journals, such as the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Health Affairs, American Journal of Public Health, Policy Studies Journal, Evaluation Review and Legislative Studies Quarterly. He is a past president of the State Politics and Policy Association and has served on several editorial boards. Richardson held a Fulbright Fellowship in Belgium, and he has taught in China, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.