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- Research areas:
- Local Governance
- Public Finance and Economics
- Areas of Interest:
- Local government management
- Local economic development
- Municipal budgeting
- Ethics in the public sector
Mark Levin is a visiting clinical associate professor with extensive professional experience in local government management and teaching experience in public management and government budgeting.
Levin was the city administrator of Maryland Heights, Missouri, from 1985 to 2015. He is an active member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), is a Life Member of ICMA, an ICMA Credentialed Manager, and has received many awards for his record of public service, including the Lifetime Public Service Award from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments (St. Louis region), ICMA’s 40 Year Service Award, and ICMA’s Professional Award for Career Development.
Levin taught governmental budgeting as an instructor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He also taught local government and public budgeting courses at Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, St. Louis University, and Washington University in St. Louis. He has published articles on local government, community relations, and teaching.
Levin earned his bachelor’s in education from Miami University in Ohio and his MPA from Kent State University, where he concentrated in urban studies. He also attended a program for senior executives in state and local government at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Levin received the 2023 ICMA Academic Award in Memory of Stephen Sweeney, presented to "an academic leader that has made a significant contribution to the formal education of students pursuing careers in local government.”