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Dr. David H. Monk


Professor of Education (Educational Leadership)


Education Policy Studies


David H. Monk is professor of educational administration and former dean of the College of Education at The Pennsylvania State University. He earned his A.B. in 1972 at Dartmouth College, his Ph.D. in 1979 at the University of Chicago, and was a member of the Cornell University faculty for 20 years prior to becoming dean at Penn State in 1999. He has also been a third grade teacher and has taught in a visiting capacity at the University of Rochester and the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. Monk is the author of Educational Finance: An Economic Approach (1990); Raising Money for Education: A Guide to the Property Tax (1997) (with Brian O. Brent); and Cost Adjustments in Education (2001) (with William J. Fowler, Jr.), in addition to numerous articles in scholarly journals. He served as the inaugural co-editor (2005-2010) and continues to serve as an Editorial Board member for Education Finance and Policy - The Journal of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (MIT Press) and also serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Education Finance, Educational Policy, and the Journal of Research in Rural Education. He consults widely on matters related to educational productivity and the organizational structuring of schools and school districts and is a Past President of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (1993).