Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2017
Public management, public sector innovation and technology, public service delivery, governance, civic engagement, social justice
Matt Young with the Department of Public Administration and International
Affairs joined Syracuse University in 2017. He teaches public organizations and management, and electives on technology and
innovation in the public sector.
Prior to joining
Maxwell, Professor Young was a graduate student at the University of Southern
California. In addition to his research agenda, Dr. Young worked as a data
scientist for the USC project team on an NIH-funded grant project to create a
contextualized data resource for the Health and Retirement Study. He also has
over ten years of private sector experience in both hardware and software
technology startups, and consulting. Previously, he was a Marketing Manager at
Moore, Iacofano, Goltsman (MIG); Product Manager and Software Quality Assurance
Manager at L2, Inc.; and a Software Quality Assurance Engineer at Rendition,
Inc. and Micron Technologies, Inc.
research interests include public management; public sector innovation and
technology; public service delivery; governance; civic engagement; and social
Professor Young has
won numerous awards including the Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award from
the University of Southern California, Outstanding Achievement Award from Sol
Price School of Public Policy, Price School Ph.D. Fellowship from the
University of Southern California and the Dean’s Merit Scholar, Sol Price
School of Public Policy, University of Southern California. During his time in
graduate school he served as the Vice President for the PhD student association
at the Price School of Public Policy and on the Student Advisory Committee for
the Association of Public Policy and Management.
Dr. Young has a
Ph.D. from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public
Policy, a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Southern California
Sol Price School of Public Policy, and a B.A. in Political Science from the
University of California at Berkeley.