Michah Rothbart

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs


Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-2868
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Staff Support
Emily Henrich
(315) 443-3114

Curriculum Vitae
Michah Rothbart

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., New York University


Nonprofit and public financial management, public budgeting, education policy


Spring 2018

PAI 749.002, We, 9:30-12:15, CH003


Michah W. Rothbart is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. His research and teaching interests are in public finance and financial management, particularly in the field of education policy. His current research includes studying the impact of school choice on school budgets, the effect of school finance reforms on district funding, the consequences of food safety compliance grades in New York City, and the impact of universal free meals on student outcomes. He received his Ph.D. in public administration from New York University and his MPA and BS degrees from Cornell University. Full Biography


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Education Finance and Policy

Financial Management

Research Grants and Awards

“Does Universal Free School Meals Reduce Childhood Obesity?” The Tufts/University of Connecticut Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics Center (Tufts/UConn RIDGE Center), July 2017 – January 2019

Institute of Education Sciences Outstanding Predoctoral Fellow Award Nominee (2016).

IES Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Fellowship (2011-2016).

Oak Ridge Fellowship in the US Department of Commerce (2009).