Christopher B. Goodman

Assistant Professor of Public Administration
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Administration

Christopher B. Goodman is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, based in the School of Public Administration (in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service). He teaches courses pertaining to public budgeting, public finance, research methods, and statistics. Goodman’s research interests include local public finance, federalism, political economy, and urban economics. Specifically, he is engaged in two main lines of research. The first examines the determinants and outcomes of the institutional arrangement of local governments. The second is an analysis of sprawl and its continued influence on the fiscal affairs of local governments.

  • PhD, The University of Georgia 2012 Public Administration
  • MPA, The University of Georgia 2008 Public Administration
  • BS, Kennesaw State University 2006 Political Science
My Top Three Career Tips

For doctoral students: (1) learn to write well, (2) everything you do from the first day of class until you receive you official notice of tenure is tenure related, and (3) put in the work, this is the only time you’ll get uninterrupted research time.

Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway

Favorite Hangout: Walker’s Pub & Coffee. I wrote nearly all of my dissertation there.