Mark Partridge is the Swank Chair of Rural-Urban Policy at Ohio State University. Professor Partridge is Managing Editor of the Journal of Regional Science, is the Co-editor of the Springer Briefs in Regional Science, and serves on the editorial boards of seven other journals. He has published over 125 academic journal 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, U.S. NSF, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USDA, Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and World Bank. His research includes investigating rural-urban interdependence and regional growth and policy. Professor Partridge is a fellow of the Regional Science Association International and received the NARSC Boyce Award He also served as Chair of NARSC. Dr. Partridge was President of the Southern Regional Science Association and is an SRSA Fellow.