Dr. Michael Hayes
Dr. Michael S. Hayes received his Ph.D. in Public Administration & Policy from the School of Public Affairs at American University. His research interests include public budgeting and finance, K-12 education finance, summer learning loss, value-added models, and state and local tax policy. He has been honored with the Emerging Scholars Award by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration (NASPAA), and his research published in various academic journals including Public Budgeting & Finance, Public Management & Finance, Educational Policy, and Economic Letters. In addition, he has been interviewed and cited in numerous media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CBS Local KYW-AM, Press of Atlantic City, Education Week, NBC 10 Philadelphia, and The Brookings Institute. Professor Hayes teaches Quantitative Methods, Foundations of Policy Analysis, and Financial Management of Public Programs.