David S. Liebschutz

David S. Liebschutz

Public Service Professor
Department of Public Administration & Policy
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
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JD, Duke University
MPP, Duke University
BA, Economics, Yale University

David S. Liebschutz

David Liebschutz has been a public service professor at Rockefeller College since 2000 and has taught courses in financial management, municipal finance and law and public policy.  He has advised numerous students on independent study projects and master's projects in a variety of topics and won two teaching awards for his efforts.

His 35-year professional career includes extensive experience in higher education and state and federal government. He has served at the Center for Governmental Research, the Rockefeller Institute of Government; the New York State Division of the Budget, the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, the U.S. Treasury Department; and the former Public Securities Association.

Mr. Liebschutz served as assistant dean for career and alumni programs at Rockefeller College from 2004-09, where he ran the College's career center and was involved in several special projects, including the creation of an interdisciplinary program in financial market regulation, the first of its kind in the United States.
Prior to his service at the College, Mr. Liebschutz was the Executive Director of the University at Albany Hillel, a nonprofit organization serving more than 3,000 Jewish students. In 1999, he was an Ian Axford Fellow in at the Treasury in Wellington, New Zealand, studying the intersection of New Zealand's tax and social welfare systems. In addition, he is the author of numerous articles, including the recent Legal History of the New York State Budget (with Mitchell Pawluk) and co-wrote the book State Tax Relief for the Poor, with the late Steve Gold.

In addition to his teaching at Rockefeller, he is also an adjunct professor of management at Siena College, where he teaches course in leadership and strategy, and also is a board certified coach working with organizations and individuals on driving leadership change.

Mr. Liebschutz earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Yale University and holds law and policy degrees from Duke University.