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Katherine Willoughby

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Dr. Willoughby has spent the last 30 years teaching, conducting research and consulting regarding public management, budgeting and finance. She has internationally recognized expertise of the legal foundations, use and effects of performance budgeting on U.S. state management, budgets and finances. Her 2001 book co-authored with Dr. Kurt Thurmaier (Northern Illinois University) examines the relationship between budgeting and policy development on the part of analysts employed in executive budget offices in 11 U.S. state governments in the South and Midwest. She served as grading team leader of budget and financial management for two iterations of the Government Performance Project, a national research effort funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts that examined management in the 50 American states. Her 2014 book co-edited with Dr. Marilyn Rubin (Rutgers) assesses revenues, expenditures and debt management in state governments. Her sole authored 2014 book, Public Budgeting in Context, examines budgeting at every level of government in the United States, with comparison to such practices in six other countries around the world. Her most recent book, Public Performance Budgeting: Principles and Practice, co-authored with Dr. Elaine Y. Lu (CUNY) studies the use of this budget reform by juvenile justice agencies in states with performance budgeting law. Dr. Willoughby has taught graduate courses in public management, budgeting and finance, financial management, and research methods and has taught undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses in public budgeting and finance. Dr. Willoughby has an extensive background in consulting with and training of numerous management, budget, finance and other government officials from around the globe regarding budgeting and management best practices.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Margaret Hughes and Robert T. Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration
Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public and International Affairs
The University of Georgia
2017
Present
Professor
Department of Public Management and Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University
2003
2017
Associate Professor
Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies
Georgia State University
1995
2003
Associate Director
Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies
Georgia State University
1995
1998
Assistant Professor
School of Public Administration
Georgia State University
1989
1995
Primary Policy Areas

Budget and Finance, Environment/Natural Resources, Government Operations/Innovation, Infrastructure, Taxes

Primary Sector of Expertise

State

Primary Functions

Academic Faculty

Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities

6 Strategies to Build Resilient Communities with Katherine Willoughby

Season: 1 Episode:36 | January 11, 2021

Show Notes:

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Katherine Willoughby, the Margaret Hughes and Robert T. Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Georgia, and an Academy Fellow, to discuss the strategies local governments can use to build more resilient communities in the face of natural disasters.

With Katherine Willoughby, the Margaret Hughes, and Robert T. Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Georgia

Topics Include:

  • How state and local governments can manage their resources
  • The response of King's County to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The difference in response between large communities and small communities
  • Strategies for smaller communities to build regional resilience

Read the report: How Localities Continually Adapt Enterprise Strategies to Manage Natural Disasters

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