Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Public Management
Dr. Robert Greer is an assistant professor in the PSAA department and is Director of the Certificate in Public Management. Dr. Greer’s research interests are in state and local government financial management, specifically in the areas of debt management, municipal securities, and infrastructure finance. His recent publications focus on issues of governance structure and their relationship to infrastructure finance and debt management. Current projects continue this work by considering complex networks of special districts and the connection between their fiscal capacity and performance. His work has been published in Public Administration Review, Policy Studies Journal, Public Budgeting & Finance, Municipal Finance Journal, Urban Studies, Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, and Public Finance Review.
Greer earned both his MPP and PhD from the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky, and has a BA in economics and business administration from Trinity University and an MPA from University of North Texas. He was the recipient of the 2012 Emerging Scholar Award from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and was also awarded the Hatton W. Sumner Scholar Award. Dr. Greer is also a Co-PI on a $1.5 million grant on pathways to sustainable urban water security through desalination and water reuse.