Dr. Robert Bland

Contact Information

Office: Chilton Hall 204Q
Office Hours: T 12:00-2:00 or by appointment
Phone: (940) 565-4339


  • PADM 5035, Professional Practice for Public Managers (Fall & Spring)
  • PADM 5400, Managing Financial Resources (Fall, Spring, & Summer)
  • PADM 5420, Revenue Policy and Administration (Fall, Spring & Summer)
  • PADM 5430, Financial Accountability in Government


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
M.B.A., University of Tennessee
M.P.A., University of Tennessee
B.S., Pepperdine University


Dr. Bland joined the faculty at UNT in 1982, then along with the other faculty in political science helped to establish the new Department of Public Administration. He now serves as the department's first chair and teaches courses in government finance management, revenue policy, and governmental budgeting. He is the author or co-author of five books, and his articles on local tax policy, the municipal bond market, and governmental budgeting have appeared in a number of journals. In 2007 he was awarded the Terrell Blodgett Academician Award by the Texas City Management Association and the Stephen B. Sweeney Academic Award by the International City/County Management Association.


Areas of expertise: state and local tax policy, capital and operating budgeting, and municipal debt management.


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