University of Colorado Denver
School of Public Affairs
P.O. Box 173364 - Campus Box 142
Denver, CO 80217 - 3364
Phone: (303) 315 - 2990
Benoy Jacob is an Assistant Professor and the
Director for the School’s Center for Local Government Research and Training. Benoy also directs the School’s Certified
Public Management Program.
Benoy’s research focuses
on the growth and governance of cities; in particular, issues of public
finance, state and local relationships, and social diversity and equity. His work has been featured in Urban
Affairs Review, the National Tax Journal, and Public Administration Review. Benoy
also serves on the Executive Committee for ASPA’s Section on Intergovernmental
Administration and Management, and the Executive Committee for the National
Certified Public Management Association.
Benoy’s work has been
supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy,
and ASPA’s Center for Accountability and Performance. Recently, Benoy has also worked on applied
research projects for the Denver Regional Council of Governments, and the
Colorado Municipal League.
Prior to joining the
School of Public Affairs, Benoy was an Assistant Professor of Politics and
Policy at Claremont Graduate University’s School of Politics and Economics.
Benoy earned his PhD in
Public Administration in 2008 from the University of Illinois – Chicago. While
completing his PhD, he worked as a Summer Associate at RAND and was also
awarded a Lincoln Institute of Land Policy dissertation fellowship. Benoy has
also worked as a land-use planner for Rockland County, New York, and as a
development consultant for a small consulting firm in the New York Metropolitan