Michael Overton

Overton
Specialization: Financial Management

Curriculum Vitae

Michael Overton

 

8812 Chaps Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76244 · 214-924-9994 · Overtonmichael7@gmail.com


 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
          Urban governance; state and local economic development; local government budgeting and fiscal policy; linear, nonlinear, and spatial data analysis; public-private partnerships.

EDUCATION
Ph.D., University of North Texas, Public Administration, May 2015

          Dissertation: Explaining Economic Development Strategies Using Product Differentiation Theory: A Reconceptualization of Competition.
          Committee: Dr. Bob Bland (Chair), Dr. Brian Collins, and Dr. Simon Andrew.

M.P.A., University of North Texas, Public Administration, 2014.

B.A., University of North Texas. Music. 2007.

PUBLICATIONS
         Bland, Bob and Michael Overton. (2015). “Assessing the Contributions of Collaborators in Public-Private Partnerships: Evidence from Tax Increment Financing.” 
         American Review of Public Administration, (Forthcoming).

 Overton, Michael and Bob Bland. (2014). “The Great Recession’s Impact on Credible Commitment: An Analysis of Private Investment in Tax Increment Financing Districts.”
 State and Local Government Review, 46 (4).

 Overton, Michael. “Reexamining Tiebout: Exploring the Micro Behavioral Assumptions of the Tiebout Hypothesis.” (Under review)

 Overton, Michael. “Market Differentiation and the Adoption of Economic Development Strategies: Explaining Policy Adoption in Metropolitan Areas.” (Revise and Resubmit)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    Undergraduate Courses:
           PADM 4130 American Intergovernmental Relations
           PADM 3410 Financial Aspects of Government
           PADM 3020/EADP 3080 Public Management/ Leadership and Behavior

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
           2015 Toulouse Dissertation Award in Social Science, Summer 2015
           Toulouse Graduate School, University of North Texas.

          Student Travel Award, Fall 2015 
          College of Public Affairs and Community Service, University of North Texas.

          Graduate Assistantship Tuition Scholarship (GATS), Fall 2011 – Spring 2014
          Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas.

          Research Assistant and Teaching Fellow, Fall 2011 – Spring 2014
          Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas.

          Hatton W. Sumners Scholar, Fall 2010 – Fall 2011
          Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS
           Bland, Bob and Michael Overton. 2013. “The Lag Effect of Tax Increment Financing.”
           2013 Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, New Orleans, LA, March 15-19.

           Bland, Bob and Michael Overton. 2013. “An Analysis of the Interaction of Public and Private Investment on Tax Increment Financing.”
           2013 Annual Conference of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Washington, DC, October 11-13.

          Overton, Michael. 2014 “Differentiating Tiebout: How Competition Impacts Local Land-Use Patterns.”
          2014 Annual Conference of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Grand Rapids, MI, October 2-4.

          Overton, Michael. 2014 “Redistributing Reality: an Examination of Texas Public Assistance Expenditures.”
          Western Social Science Association Conference 2015, Portland, OR, September 17-20.

          Overton, Michael. 2015 “Sorting through the Determinants of Local Government Competition and Local Leviathans.”
          2014 Annual Conference of the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, Atlanta, GA, April 8-11.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
          5-Year Forecast for Bonham, TX, 2013, Dr. Skip Krueger, Michael Overton, and others.
          5-Year Forecast for Flower Mound, TX, 2013, Dr. Skip Krueger, Michael Overton, and others.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
           Transportation Planner II, North Central Texas Council of Governments, August 2014 – Present.
           Budgeting Intern, City of North Richland Hills, February 2011 – August 2011.              
           Consulting Revenue Analyst, CityBase.Net, March 2015 – June 2015
           Data Analyst, Center for Public Management, June 2015 – August 2015

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE
           Manuscript Reviewer for Economic Development Quarterly
           Chair of the Financial Management Specialization Committee, PhD Student Association, 2012-2013
           Member, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, 2012-Present.
           Member, Urban Affairs Association, 2013-Present.
           Member, Western Social Science Association, 2014-Present.
           Member, American Society of Public Administration, 2015-Present
           Liaison, Environmental Justice Committee, 2014-Present.
           Member, REACH Committee, 2014-Present.