Faculty Profiles


  • gottlieb Joel Gottlieb -

    Joel Gottlieb has 37 years of experience in local government finance, serving as the Chief Financial Officer of DeKalb County, Georgia and serving as the Director of Treasury, Licensing and Employee Benefits, as well as Pension Manager for the City of Atlanta. He holds a Masters in City Planning and a Masters in Public Administration… more »

  • hildrethb_0.jpg W. Bartley Hildreth -

    Dr. Bart Hildreth joined the faculty in July 2009. Previously, at Wichita State University, Hildreth was the Regents Distinguished Professor of Public Finance with joint appointments in the public administration faculty of the Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs and the finance faculty of the W. Frank Barton School of Business. Hildreth served… more »

  • searcyc.jpg Cynthia Searcy -

    Cynthia S. Searcy is Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and an Assistant Professor of Public Management and Policy, specializing in financial management and budgeting, education policy, and health policy. Prior to joining AYSPS, Dr. Searcy was a research associate for the Center for Policy Research and doctoral candidate of public administration at the Maxwell School… more »

  • ShelbyRonald-WPThumb1 Ron Shelby -

    Ron Shelby is the assistant director of executive education at the Center for State and Local Finance. He is the former Director of Finance and Administration, Budget Officer and Investment Officer for Galveston County, Texas where he worked for more than 13 years. Prior to that, he was an operations auditor, stock broker, floor trader in… more »

  • sjoquistdl.jpg David Sjoquist -

    David Sjoquist is a faculty member in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. A specialist in the field of public finance, Sjoquist has an extensive interest in urban economics, especially local economic development, central city poverty, and education policy. He has published extensively on topics, such as analysis of public… more »

  • 20140819MLB_Sally_Wallace_002PSFC_o2-620x868 Sally Wallace -

    Wallace’s principal interests are federal, state, local and international taxation and analysis and intergovernmental fiscal relations. She has consulted widely on tax policy, fiscal decentralization and revenue forecasting and analysis in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakstan, Jamaica, Yemen, and China, and served as resident (Moscow) chief of party for the Andrew Young School’s Russian fiscal reform project… more »

  • wheelerl.jpg Laura Wheeler -

    Laura Wheeler is a Senior Research Associate at the Fiscal Research Center. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Prior to coming to FRC Laura worked for several years with the Joint Committee on Taxation for Congress and as an independent consultant on issues of tax policy. Her research… more »

  • willoughbykg.jpg Katherine Willoughby -

    Dr. Katherine Willoughby seeks to promote improved budgeting and financial management practices in the public sector. Her primary focus of research is on state government budgetary and fiscal management. Her book, Policy and Politics in State Budgeting, coauthored with Dr. Kurt Thurmaier, examines the relationship between budgeting and policy development as seen through the eyes… more »