Program Faculty

Professor Chris Berry
Professor Christopher Berry

Christopher Berry

Academic Director, Harris Public Policy Center for Municipal Finance

Christopher R. Berry is the William J. and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the College. Berry is the author of Imperfect Union: Representation and Taxation in Multilevel Governments (Cambridge UP, 2010), winner of the Best Book Award in Urban Politics from the American Political Science Association, and many other scholarly publications. 


Professor Justin Marlowe
Professor Justin Marlowe

Justin Marlowe

Associate Director, Center for Municipal Finance

 

Justin Marlowe is a Research Professor in the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy. His research and teaching are focused on public finance, with emphasis on public capital markets, infrastructure finance, state and local budgeting, and financial disclosure. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Public Budgeting & Finance.


Paula Worthington
Paula Worthington

Paula Worthington

Harris Public Policy Senior Lecturer

Paula R. Worthington is a Senior Lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she also serves as academic director of the School’s Policy Labs program and faculty lead on its MPP program. At Harris, Worthington teaches courses in state and local government and cost-benefit analysis and advises students completing applied projects for public and nonprofit sector clients. 


John Anderson
John Anderson

John E. Anderson

Baird Family Professor of Economics, University of Nebraska

John Anderson is an academic economist and an adviser to public policy makers in the fields of public finance, fiscal reform, and tax policy. Dr. Anderson has served as a Senior Economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, DC.


Luis Bettencourt
Luis Bettencourt

Luis Bettencourt

Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation

Luis Bettencourt is the Inaugural Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, as well as an External Professor of Complex Systems at the Sante Fe Institute.


Lourdes Germán
Lourdes Germán

Lourdes Germán

Assistant Professor, Boston College Carroll School of Management

Lourdes Germán serves as a full-time member of the Faculty at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and serves as a special advisor to the President of the Lincoln Institute, providing strategic and consultative expertise.


Jennifer Gonzalez

Deputy Director, Massachusetts State College Building Authority

 

Jennifer Gonzalez is the Deputy Director for Administration and Finance at MSCBA where she is responsible for managing the Authority’s financial controls, accounting, reporting, debt and rate-setting process, as well as oversight and direction for the administrative and financial operations of the Authority. A public issuers since 2000, she has previously served as CFO for the Massachusetts School Building Authority, and Town Treasurer & Collector for Watertown, Massachusetts.


Gerald Korngold
Gerald Korngold

Gerald Korngold

Gerald Korngold is the McCurdy Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he also served as the school's Dean from 1997-2006.

Professor Korngold's teaching and research focus on the fields of property, and both domestic and international real estate transactions. He is the co-author of Cases and Text on Property and Real Estate Transactions: Cases and Materials on Land Transfer, Finance and Development. He is the author of numerous case books and law review articles, and currently serves as a Visiting Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.


Tom Morsch
Tom Morsch

Tom Morsch

Founder & President, Morsch Expeditions

Tom Morsch is the Founder and President of Morsch Expeditions. His approach combines decades of expertise with innovative public finance strategies. Prior to forming the company, Tom was a partner and Managing Director of Public Finance Management (PFM), the largest US public finance advisory firm, where he co-led the firm’s public private partnership (P3) practice.

 


Stephen Friedman
Stephen Friedman

Stephen B. Friedman

President, SB Friedman

Stephen B. Friedman, FAICP, CRE has more than 40 years of experience in real estate and development advisory services. He leads SB Friedman Development Advisors, a consulting firm with core expertise in real estate markets, development economics and finance.