Professor Peddle is an associate professor in the Division of Public Administration and assistant chair of the Department of Political Science. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in 1984, and M.P.A. and B.A. degrees from Drake University. He taught economics at Holy Cross College (1984-90). His teaching interests include public finance, growth management policy, economic development policy, research methods, and program evaluation. His research has focused on local and regional economic development tools and policies, growth management policy, government's role in education, local public finance, and financial management. He also has directed the annual Illinois Policy Survey along with Professor Burrell for the past several years.
"Development Exactions," (with R. Dahlstrom), in Financing Economic Development for the 21st Century (White, Bingham, and Hill (eds.)), M.E. Sharpe, 2003.
"Does Government Need to be Involved in Primary and Secondary Education?," Garland Publishing, 2000.
"Do Development Impact Fees Reduce Residential Growth?," (with M. Skidmore), Growth and Change, 1998. "Development Exactions as Growth Management and Local Infrastructure Finance Tools" (with J. Lewis), Public Works Management and Policy, 1996.
"Targeting Educational Services for Economic Development: What is the Role for Metropolitan Universities?" Metropolitan Universities, 1995.
"Planned Industrial and Commercial Developments in the United States," Economic Development Quarterly, 1993.
"Industrial Park Location: Do Firm Characteristics Matter?" Regional Science Perspectives, 1990. "The Appropriate Estimation of Intrametropolitan Firm Location Models," Land Economics, 1987.