Robert Bradley
Robert Bradley
Ph.D., University of Florida, Political Science
M.A., University of Florida, Political Science
B.S., University of Florida, Physics

Specializations: state and local government, public policy and management, budgeting, urban issues


Dr. Robert B. Bradley (Bob) is a tenured Professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, and Director of the Institute of Science and Public Affairs (ISPA) at Florida State University . He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics with High Honors, and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida . Areas of interest include state and local government, public policy and management, budgeting and administration, data analysis and statistics, and urban issues. Dr. Bradley has served in a number of position in state government and published on issues ranging from state policy to intergovernmental relations.  Most recently, he helped author the university strategic plan.

Recent Publications and Papers

“The Transformation of Performance Based Program Budgeting in Florida,” Twenty-Second Annual Research Conference, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Seattle, Washington, November 4, 2000.

with Geraldo Flowers, “Getting to Results in Florida.” in Quicker, Better, Cheaper? Managing Performance in American Government. (ed. Dall W. Forsythe), Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University System of New York, 2001.

“Budgeting in Florida”, Sixteenth Annual Conference, Association of Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM), Chicago, Illinois, October 8, 2004.

“Budgeting in Florida” in Budgeting in the States: Institutions, Processes, and Policies (eds Ed Clynch and Thomas Lauth) Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 2006.

Recent Awards and Achievements

Public Administrator of the Year, American Society for Public Administration: North Florida Chapter, 1996,

State Nominee, Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Harvard University, 1998,

Distinguished Service Award, Florida Chief Information Officers Association, 1999,

Honorary Membership Award, National Association of State Budget Officers, 1999

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