Associate Dean, Chair and Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2001
Education finance and policy, program evaluation
Robert Bifulco is the Associate Dean, Chair, and Professor in the Public Administration and International Affairs department at the Maxwell School, as well as a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. His research has focused on the evaluation of educational policies including whole-school reform, school accountability programs, charter schools, magnet schools, and student assignment policies. He has prepared analyses of school finance issues and the design of state aid formulas for Governor M. Jodi Rell’s Commission on Education Finance and for the plaintiffs in the Connecticut school finance case CCJEF v. Rell. Bifulco’s work has appeared in The American Economic Journal, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Education Finance and Policy, among other academic journals. Full Biography
Research Grants and Awards
Principle Investigator. “Third-Party
Evaluation of Say Yes in Buffalo,” with Ross Rubenstein. Funded by the Say Yes Foundation. 2013-2017.