Faculty Bios

Daniel W. Williams


  • Mailing Address
  • Baruch College/CUNY
  • School of Public Affairs
  • One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
  • New York NY, 10010


Daniel Williams

Dan Williams has taught at Baruch College since 1995 after nearly 20 years with the Virginia Medicaid program at the state and local levels. From the mid-1980s through early 1995 he was the budget director for the Department of Medical Assistance Services.

At Baruch, Professor Williams teaches budgeting, performance measurement, and ethics. In recent years he has primarily taught budgeting. He has innovated methods for teaching online using videos and spreadsheets to help students succeed in the partly self-directed online environment.

Professor Williams' research focuses primarily on budgeting, performance measurement, and the history of public administration.

In 2009, Professor Williams negotiated the donation of the historical archives from Institute of Public Affairs (formerly, the National Institute of Public Affairs, the Bureau of Municipal Research, and the Bureau of City Betterment).

In 2006, he and co-author Don Miller were awarded the Outstanding Paper Award from the International Institute of Forecasters for the 2003 paper, “Shrinkage estimators of time series seasonal factors and their effects on forecasting accuracy" in the International Journal of Forecasting 19(4), 669-684. In 2011, he received the Abraham Briloff Prize in Ethics for "Is it Mutiny?" In 2014, he and co-author Joseph Onochie received the Jesse Burkhead Award from the Board of Directors of Public Finance Publications, Inc., for "The Rube Goldberg machine of Budget Implementation, or Is There a Structural Deficit in the New York City Budget?" Public Budgeting & Finance, 33(4), 1-22.

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