David Y.




David Y. Miller

3920 Posvar Hall
Curriculum vitae


  • PhD, Public Policy Research and Analysis, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 1988
  • Honorary Doctor of Public Service, Nasson College, 1986
  • MPA, Kent State University, 1971
  • BA, Political Science, Syracuse University, 1969

Teaching and Research Areas

Comparative regional governance, urban public finance, research methods, law and politics of local government, administrative theory, theories of public management.

Select Publications and Funded Research

  • "Exploring the Structure of Regional Governance in the United States," Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livability. M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2008.
  • Co-authored with William Dunn. "A Critique of New Public Management and the Neo-Weberian State: Advancing a Critical Theory of Public Administration," Public Organization Review: A Global Journal (December 2007).
  • Co-authored with William Dunn. "A Critical Theory of New Public Management," Post-Communist Public Administration: Restoring Professionalism and Accountability. NISPAcee, 2007.
  • Co-authored with David Barker and Christopher Carman. “Mapping the Genome of American Political Subcultures: A Proposed Methodology and Pilot Study,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 36 No. 2 (Spring 2006): 303-315.
  • Co-authored with D. Djordjevic. "Local Government Reform and the Nature of Professional Management in Serbia," U.S. Department of State, Education and Cultural Affairs. Hosted on Web Site.
  • Co-authored with David Hamilton and Jerry Paytas. "Exploring the Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions of the Governing of Metropolitan Regions," Urban Affairs Review (Nov. 2004).
  • Co-authored with Rowan Miranda. Cooperation without Consolidation in Metropolitan Governance without Metropolitan Government. Ashgate Publishing, 2004.
  • The Regional Governing of Metropolitan America. Westview Press, 2002.
  • "Fiscal Regionalism: Metropolitan Reform Without Boundary Changes," Government Finance Review (2001).
  • Co-authored with Clyde Weaver and Ron Deal. "Multilevel Governance and Metropolitan Regionalism in the USA," Urban Studies 37 no. 5-6 (2000): 851-876.

Consultancies, Public Service, and Awards/Honors

  • ICMA Press Editorial Advisory Board, 2007-Present.
  • Co-chair, Promoting Regionalism Committee of Southwestern Pennsylvania Smart Growth Community Initiative, 2007-Present.
  • Member, International Education Committee, NASPAA, 2006-Present.
  • Member, The Panel on Research and Development Priorities for the U.S. Census Bureau's State and Local Government Statistics Programs, The National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2006-Present.
  • Member, Board of Governors, University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics, 2005-Present.
  • Member and Chief Author, St. Louis Metropolitan Forum Policy Panel on Regional Fiscal Reform, St. Louis, MO, 2005-Present.
  • Strategic Partner, Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), 2005-Present
  • Faculty Associate, Legislative Office of Research Liaison (LORL), Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 2005-Present.
  • Executive Committee, Sustainable Pittsburgh, 2004-Present.
  • Commissioner, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission - Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), 2003-Present.
  • Full member, International City/County Management Association (ICMA), 1972-Present.

Other Faculty and Academic Administration Positions

  • Associate Dean, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
  • Private Consultant, 1998-Present