B.A., Northeastern University
M.A., University of Connecticut
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Federalism and intergovernmental relations, state and local government and politics
Vertical and horizontal intergovernmental relations, government and politics of metropolitan areas
Wikstrom has been the recipient of many awards and honors and has received several research grants. He is the author of numerous published papers and books and is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta and Phi Kappa Phi.
American Intergovernmental Relations: A Fragmented Federal Polity. Oxford University Press (2006). With G. Ross Stephens.
County Manager Government in Henrico County: Implementation, Evolution, and Evaluation (2003).
Metropolitan Government and Governance: Theoretical Perspectives, Empirical Analysis, and the Future. Oxford University Press. With G. Ross Stephens.
The Political World of a Small Town: A Mirror Image of American Politics (1993).
Councils of Governments: A study of political incrementalism. Burnham, Munger & Root (1977).