David Y.


David Y. Miller

3920 Posvar Hall
Curriculum vitae


  • PhD, Public Policy Research and Analysis, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 1988
  • Honorary Doctor of Public Service, Nasson College, 1986
  • MPA, Kent State University, 1971
  • BA, Political Science, Syracuse University, 1969

Teaching and Research Areas

Comparative regional governance, urban public finance, research methods, law and politics of local government, administrative theory, theories of public management.

Select Publications and Funded Research

  • Regional Intergovernmental Organizations (RIGOs): Coordinating America’s Metropolitan and “Not so Metropolitan” Regions. (with Jen Nelles). Routledge. (Expected Publication: 2018)

  • Governing the Metropolitan Region:  America’s Newest Frontier. (with Raymond W. Cox).  M E Sharpe. 2014

  • “Reframing the Political and Legal Relationship between Local Governments and Regional Institutions”.  with Raymond W. Cox III in Networked Governance: The Future of Intergovernmental Management . Jack W. Meek and Kurt Thurmaier, Editors. CQ Press. 2011

  • “Municipal Managers: Regional Champions or Agents of Parochialism?”(with George W. Dougherty, Jr). Journal of Public Affairs Education (2010).

  • “Making Sense of Metropolitan Regions: Dimensional Approach to Regional Governance” with Joo Hun Lee, Publius: The Journal of Federalism. (December 2009).

  • “Exploring the Structure of Regional Governance in the United States,” chapter in Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livability, ed. David Hamilton and Patricia Atkins, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., (Winter 2008). 

  • “A Critique of New Public Management and the Neo-Weberian State: Advancing a Critical Theory of Public Administration”, with William N. Dunn, Public Organization Review: A Global Journal, (November 2007).

  • “A Critical Theory of New Public Management” with William N. Dunn, in Coombes, D. and Vass, L. Post-Communist Public Administration: Restoring Professionalism and Accountability, Bratislava, Slovakia: NISPAcee, (2007).

  • “Mapping the Genome of American Political Subcultures: A Proposed Methodology and Pilot Study.” with David C. Barker and Christopher J. Carman.  Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Spring 2006): pp. 303-315.

  • “Local Government Reform and the Nature of Professional Management in Serbia,” with Snezana Djordjevic (posted on Website of U.S. State Department, Education and Cultural Affairs, for Web conference held on April 30, 2005).

  • “Exploring the Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions of the Governing of Metropolitan Regions” with David Hamilton and Jerry Paytas, Urban Affairs Review (Nov. 2004)

  • “Cooperation without Consolidation” with Rowan Miranda, Metropolitan Government, ed. Donald Phares (Ashgate Publishing, 2004).

  • The Regional Governing of Metropolitan America (Boulder: Westview Press, 2002).   

  • “Fiscal Regionalism:  Metropolitan Reform Without Boundary Changes,” Government Finance Review (Chicago: Government Finance Officers Association, 2001).

  • “Multilevel Governance and Metropolitan Regionalism in the USA” (with Clyde Weaver and Ron Deal), Urban Studies (Vol. 37, no. 5-6, 2000), pp. 851-876.

  • “Transforming the Governance of Western Pennsylvania from Town to Region,” The State of the Region.  Economic, Demographic, and Social Conditions and Trends in Southwestern Pennsylvania, ed. Ralph Bangs (Pittsburgh, PA: University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 1999) pp. 153-168.

  • “The Fiscal Organization of Metropolitan America:  The Allegheny County Case Reconsidered,” with Rowan Miranda et al, Publius: The Journal of Federalism (Vol. 25, No. 3, 1995).

  • Tax Base Sharing as an Alternate Fiscal Policy in Pennsylvania with K.K. McQuaid et al (Harrisburg, PA: Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 1992) pp. 1-40.

  • “The Impact of Political Culture on Patterns of State and Local Government Expenditures,” Publius:  The Journal of Federalism (Vol. 21, No. 2). 

Consultancies, Public Service, and Awards/Honors

  • ICMA Press Editorial Advisory Board, 2007-Present.
  • Co-chair, Promoting Regionalism Committee of Southwestern Pennsylvania Smart Growth Community Initiative, 2007-Present.
  • Member, International Education Committee, NASPAA, 2006-Present.
  • Member, The Panel on Research and Development Priorities for the U.S. Census Bureau's State and Local Government Statistics Programs, The National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2006-Present.
  • Member, Board of Governors, University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics, 2005-Present.
  • Member and Chief Author, St. Louis Metropolitan Forum Policy Panel on Regional Fiscal Reform, St. Louis, MO, 2005-Present.
  • Strategic Partner, Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), 2005-Present
  • Faculty Associate, Legislative Office of Research Liaison (LORL), Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 2005-Present.
  • Executive Committee, Sustainable Pittsburgh, 2004-Present.
  • Commissioner, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission - Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), 2003-Present.
  • Full member, International City/County Management Association (ICMA), 1972-Present.

Other Faculty and Academic Administration Positions

  • Associate Dean, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
  • Private Consultant, 1998-Present

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260