Bruce McDonald is an associate professor of public budgeting and finance at North Carolina State University’s School of Public and International Affairs. McDonald also directs the Municipal Research Lab, serves as the co-editor-in-chief the Journal of Public Affairs Education, and as a general editor for the Routledge Public Affairs Education Book Series.
Prior to his academic career, McDonald served spent a number of years working on Capitol Hill, serving as a legislative aide to Senator Bob Graham and, later, to Representative Allen Boyd. McDonald received his B.A. in journalism from Mercer University (2003), his M.A. in peace and conflict resolution from American Military University (2004), a M.Sc. in economic history from the London School of Economics (2005), and a Ph.D. in public administration and policy from Florida State University (2011).