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David Matkin

Professor and Stewart Grow-Fellow,
Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics
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Born and raised in Alberta, Canada. David obtained an MPA degree from Brigham Young University in 2003. He went on to earn a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Kansas in 2007. David has held faculty positions at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University and the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany--SUNY. David, and his wife Alyson, live in Provo, Utah with their three children.


  • PhD in Public Administration, University of Kansas, 2007
  • Master of Public Administration, Brigham Young University, 2003

Group Affiliations

  • International Research Society for Public Management — 2022–0
  • Government Finance Officers Association — 2015–0
  • American Society for Public Administration — 2003–0
  • Association for Budgeting and Financial Management — 2003–0
  • Public Management Research Association — 2003–0

Selected Publications


Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Associate Professor, University at Albany - SUNY, 2017–2018
  • Assistant Professor, University at Albany - SUNY, 2013–2017
  • Assistant Professor, Florida State University, 2007–2013


  • Stewart L. Grow Fellowship, Marriott School of Business, 2021

Professional Citizenship

  • Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Board Member, January 2023–0
  • Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management, Editorial Review Board Member, January 2021–0
  • Public Budgeting & Finance, Editorial Review Board Member, 2019–0
  • Public Performance and Management Review, Editorial Review Board Member, 2013–0