College of Professional Studies

Associate Professor Emeritus William Ludwin

William G. Ludwin, D.P.A.

Professor Emeritus, 2006


  • State University of New York at Albany D.P.A., 1976
  • Cornell University MPA, 1971
  • Union College in Schenedtady, New York B. A., 1964, Economics

Research Interests

Dr. Ludwin's teaching interests include public policy analysis, quantitative methods, and public finance. He has written extensively on quantitative methods, most notably data envelopment analysis, and on public policy, school, and economic issues.

Selected Publications

Ludwin, William G. "Estimating Educational Productivity With Data Envelopment Analysis." National Social Sciences Journal , 21 No. 2, 2004, 62-67.

Ludwin, William G."A Simple Data Analysis Model Applied to Elementary Schools," Operations Management Proceedings , March 2003.

Ludwin, William G., Thomas L. Guthrie and Thomas Fowler-Finn. "Distinguishing Better From Worse: Evaluating the Performance of Elementary Schools," Operations Management Proceedings, March 2000, 77-82.

Holzer, Mark, Kenneth Morris and William G. Ludwin (eds.). Literature in Bureaucracy: Readings in Administrative Fiction . Wayne, N.J.: Avery Publishing Group, 1979.

Worthly, John and William G. Ludwin (eds.). Zero-Base Budgeting in State and Local Government: Current Experience and Cases . New York: Praeger Publishers, 1979.

Highlights of Community Service

Dr. Ludwin served as the Assistant Dean for the Division of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne from 1990-2003, and has been a member of the IPFW community since 1976. He has served on a number of boards, such as the United Way of Allen County, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Fort Wayne and the Allen County Council on Aging.

Dr. Ludwin retired in May 2006 after 30 years of service at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.