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Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Philip Joyce is a Professor of Public Policy in the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. Professor Joyce’s teaching and research interests include public budgeting, performance measurement, and intergovernmental relations. He is the author of The Congressional Budget Office: Honest Numbers, Power, and Policymaking (Georgetown University Press, 2011), and coauthor of two books—Government Performance: Why Management Matters (Johns Hopkins, 2003) and Public Budgeting Systems, 9th Edition (Jones and Bartlett, 2013). He is the author of more than 50 other publications (including book chapters and articles), appearing in outlets such as the Public Administration Review, Public Budgeting & Finance, The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Administration and Society, and the Handbook of Government Budgeting. His 1993 article, “Using Performance Measures for Federal Budgeting: Proposals and Prospects” was reprinted in Classics of Public Administration (1997). Professor Joyce is Editor of Public Budgeting and Finance, is a Past President of the American Association and Budget and Program Analysis and is a Past Chair of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)’s Center on Accountability and Performance (CAP).

Professor Joyce was also the recipient of a number of grants since 2000 from The Pew Charitable Trusts focusing on the performance of state governments and federal agencies. The highest profile of these grants funded his participation in the Government Performance Project, which evaluates the performance of state governments, including their management of money, people, infrastructure (including state departments of transportation), and information. He is also the recipient of three grants (in 2003, 2009, and 2013) from the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

In addition to his work at the University of Maryland, Phil has been on the faculty of The George Washington University, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the University of Kentucky. Dr. Joyce also has 12 years of public sector work experience, including four years with the Illinois Bureau of the Budget and five years with the United States Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In 1992 he received the CBO Director’s Award for Distinguished Service. He received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School, his M.P.A from Penn State University, and his B.A. from Thiel College.

Dr. Joyce is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is the recipient of several national awards, including the Aaron Wildavsky Award for lifetime scholarship in public budgeting and finance (2012), the Elmer Staats Award from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (2009), and the Joseph Wholey Award from the American Society for Public Administration (2012). Professor Joyce has testified numerous times before the Congress on budget process reform issues. He has done extensive volunteer work in his local community of Arlington, Virginia, including a recent stint as Chair of the Budget Advisory Council to the Arlington County School Board. He has consulted internationally, both as an individual and for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. This consulting work has taken him to Bulgaria, Chile, China, Guyana, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, and Slovenia.


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    Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy , University of Maryland