Michah Rothbart

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Michah W. Rothbart

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-2868
Office Hours:
We 2:00-4:00 &
By Appointment

Staff Support
Emily Minnoe
(315) 443-3114

Curriculum Vitae
Michah Rothbart

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., New York University, 2016


Nonprofit and public financial management, public budgeting, education policy


Fall 2021

PAI 731.001 Financial Management in State and Local Governments, Tu 3:30-6:15, Maxwell 110
PAI 734.001 Public Budgeting, We 9:30-12:15, Falk 101 


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


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Education Finance and Policy

Financial Management

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.