David Matkin

Ph.D. in Public Administration (2007)
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Dr. Matkin has served in a number of practitioner positions before completing his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Kansas in 2007. He worked as an immigration officer at the Canadian border, trained and helped implement TANF and workforce policies in Utah, and served as the Assistant Ethics Administrator for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.

Dr. Matkin specializes in public budgeting and financial management. His research examines multiple areas of public financial management, including: internal control and accountability, debt financing, budget reform, interlocal cooperation, and economic development through state tax credits.

Dr. Matkin's dissertation examined the management of state corporate income tax incentives, and Dr. George Frederickson was his major professor. Dr. Matkin has an MPA from the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University.

David Matkin's first faculty appointment was at the Askew School of Public Administration & Policy at Florida State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). His office is located at 306 Milne Hall. He can be reached at 518-442-5279, or via email: dmatkin@albany.edu.