Mark D. Robbins

Professor & Department Head

Department of Public Policy


      B.A., Gordon College, Psychology, 1984
      M.A., University of Oregon, Public Affairs, 1994
      Ph.D., The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Public Administration, 1998

Teaching & Research Interests

      Public finance administration and management
      Public policy
      Public administrative theory
      Not-for-profit management
      Quantitative research methods
      Policy implementation
      Debt management
      Citizen participation techniques

Dr. Mark D. Robbins

Mark Robbins is the Department Head and a Professor of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. He conducts research and teaches in the area of public budgeting and finance. His research focuses on public preferences for taxing and spending, and on public debt. Mark works closely with Bill Simonsen and their work together has appeared in numerous scholarly journals. He also serves as technical adviser to the Government Finance Officer’s Association’s Debt Committee, sits on the Commission for Peer Review and Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and is on the Government Accounting Standard Board’s Government Accounting Standards Advisory Council representing the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. Robbins received his Master’s degree from the University of Oregon, and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.

Mark Robbins
Contact Information
Curriculum Vitae robbins-spring14
Office LocationLIB 429
CampusHartford Campus