Charles Brecher, Professor of Public and Health Administration, teaches the core course in public policy, capstone courses and advanced policy formation electives. He has published 22 books and numerous book chapters and journal articles in the fields of policy analysis, state and local government and health care finance. He serves as Research Director for the Citizens Budget Commission, a nonpartisan civic organization devoted to improving financial management and service delivery by the City of New York and the State of New York. He is also currently engaged in research on transportation finance and recently completed the U.S. component of a global study of urban transportaion megaprojects funded by a Volvo Foundation grant to the NYU Rudin Center. He received his PhD in political science from the City University of New York and his BA with honors from the University of Florida.