William L. Swann is an Assistant Professor in the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. His research focuses on local government, public management, and collaborative governance in the contexts of public health and sustainable development. His work has appeared in some of the leading public administration, urban studies, and public health management journals. He is co-leading a national survey of program and service availability for addressing opioid use disorder at the local level funded by the CU Denver Office of Research Services. His work mainly uses survey and case study methods. He is a faculty affiliate in the CU Denver Business School’s Health Administration Research Consortium (HARC). He holds a BSBA in finance from Bryant University, an MPA from the University of Rhode Island, and a PhD from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. He is an enthusiast of sports, nature and animals, film, and the fine and performing arts.