Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
426 Eggers Hall
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Ph.D., New York University, 2016
Nonprofit and public financial management, public budgeting, education policy
Michah W. Rothbart is an Assistant Professor of Public
Administration and International Affairs in the Maxwell School at Syracuse
University and is a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. 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 MP.A. and B.S. degrees from Cornell University. Full Biography
Education Finance and Policy
Research Grants and Awards
Principal Investigator. “Does
Universal Free School Meals Reduce Childhood Obesity?” with Amy Schwartz. Funded by the
Tufts/University of Connecticut Research Innovation and Development Grants in
Economics Center (Tufts/UConn RIDGE Center). 2017-2019.
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.