University of Pittsburgh
June 8, 2006

David Miller Named Interim Dean of Pitt's Graduate School of Public And International Affairs


Sharon Blake


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PITTSBURGH--David Miller, associate professor and associate dean of Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), has been named interim dean of GSPIA, effective July 1.

Miller, a member of the GSPIA faculty since 1998, also has been codirector and professor at Pitt's Graduate Center for Public Policy and Management in Macedonia since the center's founding in 2003. Pitt established the center in Macedonia to meet public management education needs in that region's emerging democratic states.

During his career, Miller's academic interests have focused on the changing dynamics of decentralization, particularly as it affects local and metropolitan governance. He has served as a consultant to a number of entities and as principal or executive director to others. Before joining the University, he served as the City of Pittsburgh's director of management and budget and as managing director of the Pennsylvania Economy League.

He is the author of The Regional Governing of Metropolitan America (Westview Press, 2002) and has been published in the journals Urban Affairs Review, Urban Studies, Government Finance Review, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism; among other publications. Currently, he is the commissioner of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, chair of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration's Local Government Management Education committee, and a member of Sustainable Pittsburgh's Executive Committee, among other professional service positions.

Miller--who received the B.A. degree in political science from Syracuse University in 1969, the M.P.A. degree from Kent State University in 1971, and the Ph.D. degree from Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in 1988--succeeds GSPIA Dean Carolyn Ban, who will be stepping down to continue her academic career doing research and teaching as a professor in GSPIA.