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Dr. Cliff McCue

Dr. McCue

Dr. Cliff McCue
Florida Atlantic University
School of Public Administration
111 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone:(954) 236-1352
Fax: (954) 762-5693
Email: cmccue@fau.edu

Dr. Cliff McCue is an Associate Professor, School of Public Administration, College of Architecture, Urban, and Public Affairs, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. McCue has published extensively in the top journals in public administration, purchasing, and public management, examining such critical issues as organizational effectiveness, productivity, decision-making, behavior, and public policy. In addition, he has authored two books, Local Government Budgeting: A Managerial Approach (Quorum 1999), and Immigration and Its Impact on American Cities (Praeger 1996). Currently, Dr. McCue is completing a book which evaluates local government employee benefit programs and another two books in public procurement.

Education
  • Ph.D. in Public Administration; Florida International University, awarded August 1994.
    Dissertation Title: Determinants of Local Government Pension Fund Solvency: Empirical Evidence from Florida. Concentration Areas: Financial Management, Accounting/Auditing, Quantitative Methods
  • Master of Public Administration; Florida International University, awarded April 1984.
    Concentration Areas: Public Finance, Budgeting and Finance, Accounting
  • Certified Government Financial Manager, Association of Government Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Bachelor of Public Administration; Florida International University, awarded August 1982.
  • Associate of Arts; Miami-Dade Community College, awarded December 1980.
Academic Experience
  • Assistant Professor
    School of Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University, Fall 1997 to present. Courses instructed: Administrative Process and Ethics, Introduction to Public Management, Governmental Accounting, Research Methods for Public Administrators, Statistics, Managing for Excellence in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors, Management Policies in Public Administration (undergraduate capstone), and Advanced Public Budgeting and Fiscal Management Techniques (Ph.D.). Coordinator BPM Program; Fall 1999 to present.

    Department of Political Science, Kent State University, Fall 1994 to Summer 1997. Courses instructed: Introduction to Public Administration, Public Sector Budgeting, Managerial Accounting, Economic Development, Governmental Financial Analysis, Advanced Research Methods and Design (Ph.D.), and Statistics. Administrative duties included M.P.A. program coordinator and NASPAA accreditation and site review coordinator.
  • Adjunct Instructor
    Department of Public Administration, Florida International University, Fall 1993 to Summer 1994. Courses instructed: Public Policy and Administration, Public Sector Budgeting, Financial Management, and Quantitative Techniques.

    Department of Social Work, Florida International University, Spring and Summer 1993. Conducted weekly seminars in statistics and research methods for Ph.D. candidates in preparation for Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research.
  • Graduate Admissions Coordinator
    Department of Social Work, Florida International University, Spring and Summer 1992. Coordinated and maintained all BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. student files; interviewed and recommended student admissions to the Department Chair; advised students for class selection and graduation; coordinated site review team from the NASW for accreditation; and was responsible for recruitment efforts resulting in a 35% increase in F.T.E.'s.
  • Teaching Assistant
    Department of Public Administration, Florida International University, Spring and Summer 1992. Assisted with instruction in graduate course work for Advanced Public Sector Budgeting and Financial Management, Organizational Theory, and Quantitative Techniques for Public Administrators.
  • Research Associate
    Institute of Government, Florida International University, August 1989 to February 1992. Responsibilities included negotiation and development of grant proposals; coordinating training programs for state and local government employees; and planning and conducting survey research/data analysis for technical assistance projects. Acted as Director of the Institute for eleven (11) months.

    Major Accomplishments: Applied and received two $60,000 grants from the Florida Institute of Government. Received a research grant from Metro-Dade County, Office of the County Manager for $15,000; conducted numerous technical assistance programs which grossed over $30,000; initiated an executive development and mentor program between upper level public officials and mid-level managers; submitted six (6) grant proposals; and assisted in the coordination of two regional conferences on public management.
  • Research Consultant/Trainer
    Institute of Public Management and Community Services, Department of Public Administration, Florida International University, August 1983 to June 1984. Provided technical expertise to private and public organizations in strategic and financial planning; conducted various research projects that included cost-benefit analysis, budget and financial report preparation, infrastructure planning, inflationary accounting, cost accounting, productivity studies; and conducted research for faculty and staff.

    Major Accomplishments: Initiated and implemented two financial forecasting technical assistance grants which generated $25,000 for the Center; planned and implemented a state-wide conference on Proposition I; and negotiated with the Department of Health and Human Services to complete all micro computer training.
Professional Experience
  • Budget Director/Assistant Finance Director
    Finance Department, Frederick County, Virginia, December 1988 to August 1989. Responsible for development of County-wide budget document; compilation of budget forms; furnishing administrative support at public hearings and budget workshops; coordinating department staff and budget analysts for monitoring fund activities; reviewing all financial transactions of the County; promulgating the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; and drafting and reviewing all request for proposals (RFP's) issued and awarded.

    Major Accomplishments: Received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the GFOA for Fiscal Year 1989-90; negotiated Financial Auditing Services; completed contract review for construction and debt issuance for Sewel Park; and developed the County budget from origination to final public hearings in first four months of employment.
  • Senior Budget Analyst
    Office of Management and Budget, City of Hialeah, Florida, September 1986 to December 1988. Responsibilities included daily monitoring of financial activities of all city funds; updating payroll; personnel management; formation of budget document; analyzing internal auditing and cash management procedures to insure compliance with GAAP; and projecting revenues and expenditures for budget planning and workshops.

    Major Accomplishments: Initiated, designed and implemented a micro-to-host computerized budgeting system that monitored, tracked, and evaluated financial activities of all funds in the City; completed seven (7) operational and productivity studies for the Police Department, and the Department of Solid Waste which generated $2.83 million in cost reductions for Fiscal Year 1987; and developed and implemented a multi-year financial forecasting package for revenues and expenditures.
  • Finance Director
    Department of Finance, City of South Miami, Florida, July 1984 to September 1986. Responsible for the maintenance and posting of all accounts payable and accounts receivable; recording transactions; posting journals and ledgers; auditing internal accounts; personnel hiring and supervision; risk management; departmental budget development; issuance and tracking of all general obligation debt; and developing RFP's for all departments. In addition, acted as City Manager for six months while maintaining responsibility for the Finance Department.

    Major Accomplishments: Completed an internal audit of the Department of Solid Waste which resulted in the detection of illegal practices by departmental staff; reviewed all water and sewer accounts that generated $425,000 in over due billings; and was the sixth local government in the State of Florida to receive the Distinguish Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (1985-86).
Publications

Referred Works

  • Books:
    • Gianakis Gerasimos A. and McCue, Clifford P. (1999). Local Government Budgeting: A Managerial Perspective. Quorum Books: Westport, Conn (Hardcover) and Praeger Publishing: Westport, Conn. (Paperback)
    • Loveless, Stephen, McCue, Clifford P., Surette, Raymond, and Norris-Tirrell, Dorothy. (1996). Immigration and its Impact on American Cities. Praeger Publishing: Westport, Conn.
  • Chapters in Books:
    • McCue, Clifford P. and Gianakis, Gerasimos A. (2000). Budget theory for public administration...and public administrators. In A Reader in Budget Theory, by Khan, Aman and Hildreth, W. Bartley. Marcel Dekker Inc. accepted and forthcoming.
    • Gianakis, Gerasimos A. and McCue Clifford P. (1996). Local government capacity building through performance measurement, in Gargan, Jack, Handbook of Local Government Administration. Marcel Deckker Inc., pp. 239-261.
    • McCue, Clifford P. (1993). Local government revenue diversification: a portfolio analysis and evaluation, in Lynch, Thomas D. and Martin, Lawrence, Handbook of comparative public budgeting and financial management. Marcel Deckker Inc., pp. 133-149.
  • Journal Articles:
    • McCue, Clifford P. (2001). An evolving role: local government accountants as public managers. State and Local Government Review, accepted, Winter 2001.
    • McCue, Clifford P. (2001). Organizing the public purchasing function: a survey of cities and county governments. Government Finance Review, February/March, 1-5.
    • McCue, Clifford P. (2000). The risk-return paradox in local government investing. Public Budgeting & Finance, 20 (3), 80-101.
    • McCue, Clifford P. and Pitzer, Jack T. (2000). Centralized vs. Decentralized Purchasing: Current Trends in Governmental Procurement Practices, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, 12(3), 400-420.
    • McCue, Clifford P and Gopoian, J. David. (2000). Dispositional empathy and the political gender gap. Women & Politics, 21 (2), 1-20.
    • McCue, Clifford P. (1999). The impact of objective and empathic dispositions on local government budget analysts' spending preferences. Public Budgeting & Finance, Spring 19(1), 89-114.
    • Gianakis, Gerasimos A. and McCue, Clifford P. (1999). Joint economic development districts: strong-armed politics or regional cooperation? Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Finance Management, Summer 11(3), 1-24.
    • McCue, Clifford P. and Gianakis, Gerasimos A. (1997). The relationship between job satisfaction and performance: the case of local government finance officers in Ohio. Public Productivity & Management Review. December 21 (2), 170-191.
    • Gianakis, Gerasimos A. and McCue, Clifford P. (1997). Administrative innovation among Ohio local government finance officers. American Review of Public Administration, September, 27(3), 270-286.
    • Meyers, Robert and McCue, Clifford P. (1992). U.S. immigration policy: closing the front door on HIV positive immigrants. Social Science Perspectives Journal. Fall, 8(2), 34-45.
  • Conference Papers:
    • McCue, Clifford P. (2000). Public Administration and Public Policy, Section Chair and Moderator, Florida Political Science Association, Ap. 7, Miami, FL.
    • McCue, Clifford P. and Pitzer, Jack A. (2000). Central vs. Decentral Purchasing: Current Trends in Governmental Procurement Practices, American Society of Public Administration, Ap. 1-5, San Diego, CA.
    • McCue, Clifford P. (1999). Linking Purchasing to the Finance, Budgeting, and the Accounting Process, Southeast Conference on Public Administration, Oct. 7-9, St. Petersburg, FL.
    • McCue, Clifford P. (1997). The Nature of Risk in the Public Sector, American Society of Public Administration, Philadelphia, PA.
    • McCue, Clifford P. and Roberts, Gary. (1997). The efficacy of public employee benefit programs, Southeast Conference on Public Administration, Oct. 3-5, Miami, FL.
    • McCue, Clifford P. and Gianakis, Gerasimos. (1996). The adoption of innovation by chief finance officers: the case of Ohio local governments, American Society for Public Administration, July 2, Atlanta, GA.
    • McCue, Clifford P. and Gopoian, David. (1996). The impact of empathy and objectivism on ideology and policy preferences, Midwest Political Science Association, April 12, Chicago IL.
    • McCue, Clifford P. (1996). Technology transfer between sectors: the case of local government investment management, Southern Political Science Association, Tampa, Florida, Nov. 5-7.
    • McCue, Clifford P. (1996). The local government investment function: empirical evidence from Ohio, Southeast Conference on Public Administration, Savanna, Georgia, Oct. 14-17.
    • McCue, Clifford P. (1995). Revenue forecasts: a primer on model specification and methodological limitations, Southeast Conference on Public Administration, Lexington, Kentucky; Oct. 13-16.
    • McCue, Clifford P. (1994). Determinants of local government pension fund solvency: empirical evidence from Florida, Southeast Conference on Public Administration, Coca Beach, Florida; Oct. 7-9.
    • McCue, Clifford P. (1991). The effects of Right-Sizing government on Dade County: towards the year 2000, Year 2000: the future of State and local governments in Florida, American Society for Public Administration and Florida International University, May 17.
    • Meyers, Robert, McCue Clifford P., and Hauser, Lisa (1991). Privatizing Florida's correctional facilities: a legal and economic analysis, Year 2000: the future of State and local governments in Florida, American Society for Public Administration and Florida International University, May 18.
    • McCue, Clifford P. (1985). Forecasting state and local revenues and expenditures, Southeast Conference on Public Administration, American Society for Public Administration, October 18-19.
    • McCue, Clifford P. and Nutter, Randy I. (1984). Career opportunities in the public sector: 1986-1990, American Society for Public Administration, November 7-10.
  • Book Reviews:
    • McCue, Clifford P. (1995). Essentials of governmental accounting for public administrators, Public Budgeting & Finance. Spring: Vol.15; #1, pp. 115-117

Non-Referred Works

  • Books:
    • Dluhy, Milan J. and McCue, Clifford P. (1992). Minority business and economic development in Dade County, Florida: an analysis. Florida International University Press.
    • Loveless, Stephen, Dolores Brosnan, Clifford McCue, Dorothy Norris-Tirrell, Raymond Surette and Lidia Tuttle. (1990). Forecasting the impact of immigration on the provision of municipal services in Dade County. State of Florida, Superintendent of Documents and Publications.
    • Frost, Raymond M. and McCue Clifford P. (1987). Revenue forecasting with microcomputers: an introductory training manual and template for local governments. Institute of Public Management and Community Services: University Press.
  • Journal Articles:
    • McCue, Clifford P. and Brunot, Steven C. (1995). Survey of investment managers in Ohio. Treasurer Update. Ohio Municipal Treasurer Association, pp. 2-5.
  • Conference Proceedings:
    • McCue, Clifford P. (1991). The effects of Right-Sizing government on Dade County: towards the year 2000, Year 2000: the future of State and local governments in Florida, American Society for Public Administration and Florida International University, May 17, Symposium Proceedings.
    • Meyers, Robert, McCue Clifford P., and Hauser, Lisa (1991). Privatizing Florida's correctional facilities: a legal and economic analysis, Year 2000: the future of State and local governments in Florida, American Society for Public Administration and Florida International University, Symposium Proceedings.
Revise and Resubmit
  • Norris-Tirrell, Dorothy and McCue, Clifford P. The Impact of Immigration Policy on Communities, Symposium Editors, Policy Studies Journal, R & R, Spring, 2000.
  • McCue, Clifford P. and J. David Gopoian. Dispositional empathy and political preferences. Political Psychology: The Journal of the International Society of Political Psychology, R & R, Fall, 2000.
Works In Progress
  • Articles:
    • McCue, Clifford P. The Performance Measurement - Management Accounting Nexus. Public Budgeting & Finance, Summer 2000.
    • McCue, Clifford P. and Gianakis, Gerasimos. Public Purchasing: Who is Minding the Store? Public Budgeting & Finance, Summer 2000.
    • McCue, Clifford P. and Gianakis, Gerasimos. The efficacy of employee benefit programs. Public Administration Review, Spring, 2001.
    • McCue, Clifford P. A model of public sector pension funding. National Tax Journal, Fall-Spring, 2001.
    • McCue, Clifford P. Local governments auditor's responsibility to detect fraud. Public Budgeting & Finance, Spring/Summer, 2001.
  • Book Chapters:
    • McCue, Clifford P. and Thai, Khi V. State and local government revenue: policy and management. In, Handbook of State and Local Government Finances: Concepts and Practices 2000. Government Finance Officers Association, submitted Winter, 2000.
Grants, Research, and Community Service
  • Funded Research/Technical Assistance
    Center for Public Administration and Public Policy, Kent State University, Ohio. ($7,500) Primary investigator. JEDD's: regional economic development at the local level. The research examines the devolution of services from the federal and state level and its consequence on local economic development. (Summer, 1997).

    Urban University Program, Kent Ohio. ($6,400). Project Director. Management Technology Transfer Among Ohio Municipalities. The project evaluated determinants of financial innovation by local government financial and treasurers in Ohio. (Fall, 1996).

    Aventura-Biscyane Committee for Incorporation, Aventura, Florida. ($5,000) Primary Investigator. Conducted review and analysis for potential incorporation of the community which included forecasting revenue and expenditure streams for five years, "sister city" site selection, and financial feasibility of alternative service cost options ranging from total contract to a full service municipality (Summer and Fall, 1993).

    Metro-Dade County, Miami, Florida. ($10,000) Primary Investigator. Completed intensive program evaluation and reorganization of the Office of Economic and Community Development (Spring, 1992).
  • Research Associate
    Miami Coalition for a Drug Free Society, Dade County, Florida. Assisted in the development of a survey instrument, programming, input, quantitative analysis, and initiation of a model for evaluating program success (Fall, 1990 and Spring, 1991).

    Fisher/Fineberg School Survey, Miami Beach, Florida. Completed data coding, input and analysis for a survey conducted by the Professional Development Center, Health and Rehabilitative Services, State of Florida (Summer, 1991).

    Florida Institute of Government, Tallahassee, Florida. Responsible for model development and quantitative analyst for a STAR grant from the FIOG. Projected culminated in a final report documenting the financial consequences of immigration on host communities in Florida (Summer, 1989 to Fall, 1990).

    City of Miami, Department of Off-Street Parking. Primary Investigator. Completed a cost/benefit analysis for the City of Miami Parking Department utilizing various cost containment and revenue enhancement alternatives (June, 1992).

    Metro-Dade County, Office of the Mayor, Miami, Florida. Coordinated two Budget Symposiums for Metro-Dade County elected officials, administrative staff, community leaders, and academics to prioritize budgetary needs (1990 & 1991).
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, (1990, 1991, and 1995).
  • Outstanding Student in Public Administration, Florida International University, (1984, 1991, and 1994).
  • Student of the Year, Florida International University, (1990).
  • Distinguished Community Service Award, The Goal Coast Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, (1986).
  • Outstanding Young Professional of the Year, the Student and Young Professional Association of ASPA, (1985).
  • National Dean's List, (1983).
  • Elected to Pi Alpha Alpha, (1984).
  • Harmon Graduate Fellowship, Department of Public Administration, Florida International University, 1991-1994.
Professional Affiliations
  • Academy of Management
  • American Society of Public Administrators
    • Section on Budgeting and Financial Management
    • Section on Management Science and Policy Analysis
  • Association of Governmental Accountants
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • International City Managers Association
Academic and Professional Services

Academic Services:

  • Academic Programs Committee
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee
  • Ad Hoc Marketing Committee
  • Research and Quantitative Committee
  • Comprehensive Exam Reader

Journal Peer Reviewer:

  • Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Public Finance, 1997 - present
  • Public Finance Review - 1998 to present
  • Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, Special Symposium

Professional Services:

  • Board Member, Section on Management Science and Productivity, ASPA 2000 - present
  • Participant, Mayor's Think Tank (Urban University Program)
  • Reviewer, Government Finance Officers Association
  • Participant, CURE, Economic Development Conference Series
  • BSO Executive Leadership Program
  • Reviewer, The National Center for Public Productivity, Exemplary State and Local Awards Program (EXSL) at Rutgers University.
  • Panel Chair - Florida Political Science Associations Annual Conference 2000
Teaching
Advanced Budgetary Techniques and Finance   

Ph.D level

Spring, 1999   
Research Methods/Quantitative Methods   
Undergraduate level

Master level

Ph.D. level
Fall & Spring, 1993
Spring, 1998
Spring 1999
Spring, Summer, Fall 1992 Spring 1996
Fall, 1995   
Public Policy and It's Implementation    
Undergraduate level    Fall 1992   
Introduction to Public Administration   
Undergraduate level    Fall, Spring, Summer 1995
Fall, Summer 1996
Fall, 1997
Fall, 1998    
Administrative Process and Ethics   
Undergraduate level    Fall, 1997
Fall, 1998   
Economic Development   
Master level    Spring 1995
Summer 1996   
Public Budgeting   
Master level    Fall 1994
Fall 1996   
Public Finance Management   
Master level    Spring, 1997   
Managerial Accounting for Public Administrators   
Master level    Spring 1995
Spring, 1998   
Governmental Financial Analysis   
Master level    Summer 1996   
Managing for Excellence in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors   
Undergrad. Level     Summer 1999   
Management Policies in Public Administration (Capstone Course)   
Undergrad. level    Fall 1999
Spring 2000   
Advanced Research Methods   
Ph.D. level (Team taught)    Spring 2000    
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