Peter Federman

Doctoral Student
Primary office:
4060 Wescoe Hall


Peter Stanley Federman is a doctoral student and Chester A. Newland Fellow in the School of Public Affairs and & Administration. A proud native of Massachusetts, Peter received his bachelors degree from Tufts University. After spending five years in commercial real estate and title insurance, he earned his Masters in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY where he received the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics Award, the John Jay Graduate Research Scholarship, the Young Scholars Award and the Cheryl Williams Scholarship.

Peter's research interests include bureaucratic politics, accountability, and governance at the local level. He is particularly interested in the relationship between emergency services agencies and the citizens they serve, as well as how the unique characteristics of police, fire and EMS agencies contribute to their roles in the greater public sector. He is an active member of the American Society for Public Administration and the Tufts University Honos Civicus (civics honors) Society. Peter is also a FEMA-certified Professional Continuity of Operations Practitioner and an NREMT-certified Emergency Medical Responder.