Ph.D., Syracuse University
M.P.A., New York University
B.A., Georgetown College
Cynthia Searcy is the assistant dean for academic programs and an associate professor of public management and policy, specializing in financial management and budgeting, education policy, and health policy. She is also an affiliate faculty member at the Georgia Health Policy Center.
Searcy’s recent research investigates the financial health and financial management practices of charter schools and U.S. cities. She also has explored responses of State Children’s Health Insurance Program participants to program copayments. Searcy’s dissertation explored the relationships between school policies and practices and adolescent obesity in the United States. This research is embedded in a larger interest in education policy and resources available for schools in distressed urban districts.
Her research can be found in several journals including the Municipal Finance Journal, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, the Journal of Public Budgeting & Finance, and in the American Journal of Evaluation.