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Edward J. Clynch

Professor Emeritus, Political Science and Public Administration

E-mail address: ejc1@msstate.edu
Website: http://www.msstate.edu/dept/politicalscience/faculty/clynch/clynch1.html


Dr. Edward J. Clynch is a Professor of Political Science and Public Administration. He joined the Mississippi State faculty in 1981 and also taught at Kansas State University and the University of New Orleans.

A native of Indiana, Dr. Clynch earned his B.A. degree from Hillsdale College, his M.A. from Ball State University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. He specializes in state budgeting. During his career at Mississippi State Dr. Clynch held several offices in professional organizations relating to public administration. He served as president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and as Chair of the national ASPA section on Public Administration Education. Dr. Clynch also served as a member of the National Association of Public Affairs and Administration's Executive Council and as a member of NASPAA'S national accrediting board, The Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation. He also chaired over twenty accreditation site visits for NASPAA. At Mississippi State he served as a department head and graduate coordination for several years and as a member of the University Planning and Priorities Committee.

Dr. Clynch has authored over 30 professional publications, many dealing with state budgeting generally and with state budgeting in Mississippi. He also co-edited two scholarly books on state budgeting. Dr. Clynch is a member of Who's Who in America.


Budgeting in the States: Institutions, Processes, and Politics

Clynch, Edward J.
Publisher: Praeger
2006
ISBN: 0275980138
Collaborators: Tom Lauth, editors

"State budget processes in the US, although following approximately the same general template, have many individual features, and they work in differing political contexts. The essays that Clynch and Lauth have assembled for this volume track these differences and what they have meant for individual state finances in the last two decades....These authors give outstanding insights into how budget procedures operate; how institutions and demographics in states influence the process and outcomes; how political balancing shapes state finances; how process reforms arrive and then fade in government operations; and how states manage shocks to their economic systems. They demonstrate again how states can operate as "insulated chambers of experimentation" in the American federal system and how many different ways a responsible and responsive fiscal system can be constructed. Highly recommended. Graduate, research, and professional collections." --Choice



Governors, Legislatures, and Budgets: Diversity Across the American States

Clynch, Edward J.
Publisher: Greenwood Press
1991
ISBN: 0313259305
Collaborators: Thomas P. Lauth
Series: Contributions in Political Science, Number 265

"In the midst of ceaseless budget battles in Washington, it is easy to forget just how important budgeting is in the American states. It is also easy to forget the critical role that states have long played in reforming the budgetary process. Through the vignettes of budgeting in 13 different American states, this volume presents a lively and valuable picture of contemporary state budgeting. Editors Clynch and Lauth have meticulously structured the questions that each of their authors seek to answer for each state, so the essays complement each other nicely and lead to some tentative but useful conclusions. The book's careful design demonstrates just how different state budgeting is: in some states the governors play the dominant role, in others the legislatures prevail, while in others power is mixed. The distribution of power ebbs and flows over time and is affected by the state's fiscal condition. With the states playing an increasingly important role in the US economic condition and policy performance, this study of how they budget is a welcome addition, for there is nothing else like it available. Recommended for university libraries." --Choice




Goodman, Doug and Edward J. Clynch. "Budgetary Decision Making by Executive and Legislative Budget Analysts: The Impact of Political Cues and Analytical Information " Public Budgeting and Finance 24.3 (2004): 20-37.
Breaux, David A., Edward J. Clynch, and John C. Morris. "The Core Curriculum Content of NASPAA-Accredited Programs: Fundamentally Alike or Different?" Journal of Public Affairs Education 9.4 (2003): 259-273.
Clynch, Edward J. and William C. Rivenbark. "Need Money? Roll the Dice" International Journal of Public Administration 22.11/12 (1999): 1681-1703.
Clynch, Edward J. "Contracting and Government: Some Further Thoughts" Public Administration and Management 4.2 (1999): 325.
Clynch, Edward J. "Budgetary Policy in the South: Dispensing the Surplus and Coping with Deficits" International Journal of Public Administration 11.6 (1988): 527-530.
Clynch, Edward J. "Getting Along with Less in Mississippi: Allocating the Cuts" International Journal of Public Administration 11.6 (1988): 551-579.
Clynch, Edward J. and Kenneth D. Mitchell. "The Intensive Semster Curriculum Delivery System: An Innovative Way to Teach Public Administration" Public Administration Quarterly 11.2 (1987): 170-187.
Clynch, Edward J. "Budgeting in Mississippi: Are Two Budgets Better Than One" State and Local Government Review 18.2 (1986): 49-55.
Clynch, Edward J. "Title IX Fellowships May Lose Funding" Public Administration Times 8.4 (1985):
Clynch, Edward J. "Title IX Public Service Education Fellowships : Important to Public Administration" ASPA News 4.2 (1984):
Clynch, Edward J. "The Separation of Powers Suit: Some Possible Consequences" ASPA News 3.1 (1983):
Clynch, Edward J. "Positive Practitioner Attitudes toward Zero-Base Budgeting: A Strategy for Achievement" State and Local Government Review 14.2 (1982): 80-85.
Clynch, Edward J. and Carol A. Gaudin. "Sex in the Shipyards: An Assessment of Affirmative Action Policy " Public Administration Review 42.2 (1982): 114-121.
Clynch, Edward J. and Carol A. Gaudin. "Blue Collar Women? Yes!" The Bureaucrat 10.4 (1982): 35-39.

Clynch, Edward J., Douglas G. Feig and James B. Kaatz. "The Impact of Casino Gambling on Municipal Revenue, Expenditures, and Fiscal Health." Resorts to Casinos: The Mississippi Gambling Industry. Ed. Denise von Herrman. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2006. 81-100.
Clynch, Edward J. "Chapter 7: Do Program Budgets and Performance Indicators Influence Budget Allocations? An Assessment of Mississippi Budgeting." Case Studies in Public Budgeting and Financial Management: Second edition, revised and expanded. Eds. Aman Khan and W. Bartley Hildreth. New York: M. Dekker Press, 2003. 93-114.
Clynch, Edward J. "Chapter 9: Government and Money in Mississippi." Politics in Mississippi: Second Edition. Ed. Joseph B. Parker. Salem, WI: Sheffield Publishing Company, 2001. 115-154.
Clynch, Edward J. "Gubernatorial Budgeting." International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration. Ed. Jay M. Shafritz. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998. 1030-1032, volume 2.
Clynch, Edward J. "Budget Theory." International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration. Ed. Jay M. Shafritz. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998. 286-290, volume 1.
Clynch, Edward J. "Agency Budget Success." International Encyclopedia of Publis Policy and Administration. Ed. Jay M. Shafritz. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998. 93-96, volume 1.
Clynch, Edward J. "Chapter 4: Changes in Mississippi Budgeting During the Last Decade: A Push Toward Program Budgeting." Case Studies in Public Budgeting and Financial Management. Eds. Aman Khan and W. Bartley Hildreth. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1994. 59-78.
Clynch, Edward J. "Government and Money in Mississippi." Politics in Mississippi: First Edition. Ed. Joseph B. Parker. Salem, WI: Sheffield Publishing Company, 1993. 189-214.
Clynch, Edward J. "Chapter 9: Mississippi's Taxing and Spending: Have Things Really Changed?." Mississippi Government and Politics: Modernizers Versus Traditionalists. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1992. 176-201.

Clynch, Edward J. "The Mississippi State University Capstone Class: Providing Students Experimental Learning." National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Annual Conference, Washington, DC, October. 2005.
Clynch, Edward J. and Barbara Patrick. "Examining the Relationship Between State Public Opinion and Fiscal Policy: A Look at the Mississippi Cigarette Tax Vote." Southern Political Science Association Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 5, 7. 2005. 1-19.
Clynch, Edward J. "Mississippi Gaming Regulatory Policies and Practices." Southwest Social Science Meeting, Dallas, TX. 2005.
Clynch, Edward J. "Feeding All the Needy Children in Mississippi and Virginia During an Era of Fiscal Stress." Association of Budgeting and Financial Management Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, September. 2003.
Clynch, Edward J. "Mississippi Budgeting: Feeding All the Needy Children in an Era of Fiscal Stress." Mississippi Political Science Meeting, February. 2003.
Clynch, Edward J. "Budgeting in the States: Institutions, Processes and Policies." American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference, Washington, DC, March. 2003.
Clynch, Edward J. and Doug Goodman. "Political Analysis and Budgetary Decision Making Among Executive Budget Analysts and Legislative Analysts." Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, October 10-12. 2002.
Clynch, Edward J. and Elizabeth Morris. "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The Conflict Between Mississippi's Governor and Legislature Over How to Deal with Declining Revenues." Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Washington, DC, January 17. 2002.
Clynch, Edward J. "International Students and the Curriculum: Increases in their Numbers and Changing Interests and Implications for Curriculum and Management." National Association of Public Affairs and Administration Annual Conference, Washington, DC, October. 2001.
Clynch, Edward J. "The Impact of Casino Gambling on Municipal Revenue, Expenditures and Fiscal Health." Mississippi Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Diamond Head, HI, February. 2001.
Clynch, Edward J., Douglas Feig and James Kaatz. "Local Government Casino Gaming Tax Receipts in Mississippi: An Impact Appraisal." Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, Baton Rouge, LA, October. 2001.
Clynch, Edward J. "Using Cases in the Classroom: Reflections of a Beginner." American Society for Public Administration National Conference, Newark, NJ, March. 2001.
Clynch, Edward J., David A. Breaux, and John C. Morris. "Best Practices and Coping with a Public Sector Environment: The Approach of NASPAA Schools." Teaching Public Administration Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, January. 2000.
Clynch, Edward J. "Mississippi's 19th Century Budget System in the 21st Century." Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, October. 2000.
Clynch, Edward J. "Budgetary Tension Between Governors and Legislatures: The Experience of Mississippi in the 1990s." Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, The Citadel, Charleston, SC, March. 2000.
Clynch, Edward J. "Best Practices and Coping with a Public Sector Environment: The Approach of NASPAA Schools: A Research Framework." National Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, Miami Beach, FL October. 1999.
Clynch, Edward J. and Jim Kaatz. "The Impact of Gaming Revenues in Mississippi Local Governments." Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, St. Petersburg, FL, October. 1999.
Clynch, Edward J. "Contracting and Government: Some Further Thoughts." PA 2000: The Future of Public Administration, Pensacola, FL, January. 1999.
Clynch, Edward J. and Jim Kaatz. "The Impact of Gaming on Local Government Revenue on Service Capacity." Joint meeting of the Louisiana and Mississippi Political Science Associations, Vicksburg, MS, February. 1998.
Clynch, Edward J. and Jeff Markham. "The Use of Performance Measures in the Mississippi Budget Process: Are Budget Decisions Affected?." Southeast Conference on Public Administration, Knoxville, TN, September. 1997.
Clynch, Edward J. and George Vargis. "Internal Agency Allocations: The Role of Performance Indicator." Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Miami, FL, October. 1996.
Clynch, Edward J. and Denise Keller. "Casino Gambling in Mississippi: Local Government Revenue and Spending Implications." Southeast Conference on Public Administration, Miami, FL, October. 1996.
Clynch, Edward J. "Local Gaming Revenues in Mississippi." Mississippi Political Science Association meeting, Greenville, MS, February. 1996.
Clynch, Edward J. "Need Money?: Roll the Dice." Mississippi American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference, Biloxi, MS. 1994.
Clynch, Edward J. "Changes in Mississippi Budgeting in the Last Decade: A Push Toward Program Budgeting." Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 1994.