Larry SychPosition: Professor
Department: Political Science and Public Administration
Campus Address: Anspach Hall 301K
Phone: (989)774-3316
Vitae: Curriculum ​Vitae


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987
  • M.A., Michigan State University, 1986
  • M.P.A., Oakland University, 1981
  • B.S., Central Michigan University, 1978

Fields of Specialization

  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • State and Local Government
  • Program Evaluation  

Dr. Sych was the chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration from 2001-2004 and 2013-2016. He teaches courses in public administration and in state and local politics. His professional experience has focused in such areas. He worked as a budget analyst for Oakland County, MI. Many of his applied research and grant-funded projects address state and local government policy issues. He holds the Ph.D., from Michigan State University. He also earned masters degrees in Political Science from MSU and Public Administration from Oakland University.

An alumnus of Central Michigan University, he earned his B.S. degree in State and Local Government Administration. His main scholarly investigations are presently focused on budgetary politics and bureaucratic behavior, Michigan's gubernatorial elections from 1896 to the present day, and local income taxation. His latest publication is "Consolidated Pupil Transportation," co-authored with Professor Richard Senter, Jr., and published in School Business Affairs (September, 2000).