Michael S. Hayes, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Public Policy & Administration

401 Cooper Street
Room 302

Camden NJ 08102


Dr. Michael S. Hayes received his PhD in Public Administration & Policy from the School of Public Affairs at American University. His research interests include public budgeting & 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. His research has been published in various academic journals including American Journal of EducationEconomic LettersEducational Policy, Journal of Economic GeographyPublic Budgeting & Finance, and Public Management & Finance. In addition, he has been interviewed and cited in numerous media outlets including The Brookings InstituteCBS Local KYW-AM, Education Week, NBC 10 Philadelphia, PoliticoPress of Atlantic City, U.S. News and World Report, and The Wall Street JournalProfessor Hayes teaches Quantitative Methods, Foundations of Policy Analysis, and Financial Management of Public Programs.

  • Ph.D. in Public Administration & Policy, American University (2014)
  • Master’s in Public Administration, American University (2010)
  • BA in Economics and Political Science, Towson University (2008)


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