Practitioner-in-Residence for Public Administration

Professor Lynne Weikart, a retired associate professor from Baruch College School of Public Affairs, the City University of New York, received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in political science. She is now practitioner-in-residence at James Madison University for the Public Administration program within the Department of Political Science.

Dr. Weikart's current research focuses upon urban finance and resource allocation issues as well as financial management for nonprofits. She is the author of two books, Budget Tools, and Follow the Money: Who Controls New York City’s Mayors? as well as many articles in these areas. In 2001, Professor Weikart won the Luther Gulick Award for Outstanding Academic, New York Metropolitan Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. Before her academic career, Professor Weikart held several high-level government positions including Budget Director of the Division of Special Education in New York City’s (NYC) public schools, and Executive Deputy Commissioner of NYS Division of Human Rights. For several years, she also served as the Executive Director of the nonprofit, City Project, a progressive fiscal think tank, which focused upon reforming NYC’s resource allocation patterns. In contract with CQ Press, she is currently working on her third book, Budgeting and Financial Management for Nonprofits.

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Department of Political Science
James Madison University
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Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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