Brendan Burke, PhD
Associate Professor, Public Service and Healthcare Administration; Senior Fellow, Moakley Center for Public Management; Director, Master of Public Administration ProgramSend a Message
Professor Burke serves undergraduate, graduate, and professional certificate students at Suffolk. He began his career in local government positions in Virginia and North Carolina, prior to his transition to academia in 2000. He has published research, especially on public finance, leadership, and intergovernmental and intersectoral management, in top-rated public administration journals and has taught over thirty different courses during his academic career.
In addition to his service to his academic department, Professor Burke has assisted Suffolk’s academic community through service as departmental Chair, accreditation principal representative, and on various curriculum development committees. Outside of Suffolk, he has served on town and non-profit boards, and is currently a member of two advisory boards for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.
- Editorial Board Member, State and Local Government Review, 2015-2018
- Councillor-at-large, Middle Atlantic and New England Council on Canadian Studies, 2008-2015
- Board Member, Southeast Area Advisory Board, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, 2015-current
- Board Member, Plymouth Site Board, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, 2018-current
Recent Intellectual Contributions
Burke, B., and Barry, J. (2020). Reconciliation Programming and Discourse in Northern Ireland Since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. In Global Equity in Public Administration: Nervous Areas of Governments, Susan T. Gooden, ed. (235-254). New York: Routledge.
Snow, D. and Burke, B. (2019). The Practice of State Budgeting in Massachusetts: The Long-term Effects of Structural Imbalance. Municipal Finance Journal, 40(1 & 2):77-100.
Burke, B., and Brudney, J. (2018). Why We Fight: Conflict and “Coping” in Twenty-first Century Intergovernmental Relations. In Intergovernmental Relations in Transition: Reflections and Directions, Carl W. Stenberg and David K. Hamilton, eds. (58-74). New York: Routledge.
Burke, B. (2014). Understanding Intergovernmental Relations, Twenty-five Years Hence. State and Local Government Review, 46(1):63-76.