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Douglas A. Brook, Visiting Professor of the Practice  

Office Location: Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: (919) 613-7316
Email Address: doug.brook@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

    Education:
    Ph.D., George Mason University, 2001
    M.P.A., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1967
    BA, University of Michigan, 1965
    A.B., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1965

    Teaching (Fall 2017):

    • Pubpol 890.03, Special topics Synopsis
      Rubenstein 149, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

    Office Hours:
    Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Brook, DA. "Leading Change in Public Organizations." Public Administration Review 76.6 (November, 2016): 977-981. [doi]
    2. Brook, DA. "The Chief Management Officer in the Department of Defense: Does It Matter?." Public Manager Summer 2015 (September, 2015): 38-41. [repository]
    3. Brook, DA. "Asking the Right Question: Cost Awareness Policy in the Department of the Army." Public Manager (2015): 47-50.
    4. Brook, DA. "Civil Service Reform as National Security." Public Administration Review (December, 2014).
    5. D.A. Brook. "Audited Financial Statements in the US Federal Government: The Question of Policy and Management Utility." Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management 25.1 (Spring, 2013): 135-157.

    Curriculum Vitae

    Highlight:
    Douglas A. Brook is Visiting Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He is also Emeritus Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. At NPS he was Dean of the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Defense Management Research. 

    Brook has served in four presidentially-appointed positions. While on leave from NPS he served a 14-month tour in the Pentagon serving first as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller) and later as Acting Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer. From 1990 to 1992 he served as Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management).  In 1992 he was Acting Director of the U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

    Brook holds a B.A. degree in political science and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Michigan. In 2001 he earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy at George Mason University. 

     He and his wife, Mariana, reside in Elon, N.C.

    Douglas A. Brook