Primary Affiliation: Fiscal and Economic Policy Working Group; COVID-19 Task Force
School of Public Management and Policy | University of Illinois Springfield
Analysis of Government Finance
Qualitative Research Methods
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Beverly Bunch, PhD, is full professor in the Department of Public Administration and in the Center for State Policy and Leadership. She has worked for the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), the City of San Antonio budget office, and the Texas Bond Review Board. Her main areas of interest are capital financing, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and state and local government budgeting. She has published in journals such as Public Budgeting & Finance, Municipal Finance Journal, and Public Administration Review. She co-authored a book with Dalitso Sulamoyo, Aaron Itulya, Travis Bland, Lorena Johnson, and Junfeng Wang titled Community Action Leaders: Rooting out Poverty at the Local Level (2017). She is leading a UIS team of researchers as part of a national state budget project administered by the Volcker Alliance.
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis, 1988.
Illinois Online Network; Master of Online Teaching Certificate, 2010.
The Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Master’s Degree in Public Administration, 1981.
– Specialization in State and Local Government Financial Management
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; B.S. in Business Administration, 1979
– Bronze Tablet (top 3% in college graduating class)
University of Illinois, Springfield, IL
Faculty Associate, Center for State Policy and Leadership, 2001 to Present.
Led a UIS research team for a national state budgeting study sponsored by the Volcker Alliance
Co-associate editor of the Illinois Municipal Policy Journal in partnership with the Illinois Municipal League (includes a webinar series)
Volunteers with the United Way and serves as an ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Research Advisory Committee Member to help promote financial stability and mitigate poverty.
Serves in a leadership role in a series of webinars on confronting inequities in Springfield (a partnership between the Citizens Club of Springfield and UIS)