Bruce D. McDonald III

Associate Professor of Public Budgeting and Finance, North Carolina State University

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).

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Associate Professor of Public Budgeting and Finance, North Carolina State University
  • 2015–2017
    Assistant Professor of Public Budgeting and Finance, North Carolina State University
  • 2011–2015
    Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Indiana University South Bend

Education

  • 2011 
    Florida State University, PhD/Public Administration and Policy
  • 2006 
    London School of Economics, MSc/Economic History
  • 2004 
    American Military University, MA/Peace and Conflcit Resolution
  • 2003 
    Mercer University, MA/Communications