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John BartleJohn Bartle, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Date of Appointment: 1994

Phone: 402-554-3989
Office: 109 CB

Teaching Interests:

Public Financial Management
Public Budgeting
Public Sector Economics
Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation


Ph.D. -The Ohio State University - Public Policy and Management - 1990
M.P.A. -The University of Texas - Public Affairs - 1983
B.A. - Swarthmore College - Economics - 1979

Courses taught

PA8420 Public Works Management
PA9700 Public Budgeting and Financial Theory
PA8480 Public Finance Administration
PA8330 Seminar in Policy Analysis
PA8010 The Public Economy

Professional Research

Dean Bartle's research is focused on public financial policy and management, budgeting, transportation, and state and local government. He has published refereed journal articles in Public Budgeting & Finance, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, State and Local Government Review, and Public Administration Review. He is the co-editor of Management Policies in Local Government Finance (2012), the co-author of Sustainable Development for Public Administration (2009), and editor of the book, Evolving Theories of Public Budgeting (2001).

Professional Activities

Dean Bartle is past Chair of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, an elected member of the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), on the Executive Council of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and is Treasurer of ASPA's Section on Transportation Policy and Administration. He is also a part-time professor at the Center for Public Administration at Zhongshan (Sun Yat-Sen) University in Guangzhou, China.

Professional Honors & Awards

Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration
David Scott Diamond Alumni Professorship, 2008-2014, UNO
Honorary appointment, 2004, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Hobbies & Interests

John Bartle enjoys traveling, reading, rugby and baseball. He lives in Omaha with his family.