Sanger, Mary Bryna 1949- (M. Bryna Sanger)

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Sanger, Mary Bryna 1949- (M. Bryna Sanger)


Born March 20, 1949, in New York, NY; daughter of Maury D. (a physician) and Ethel (a homemaker) Sanger; married Harry A. Katz (a business executive and entrepreneur), May 9, 1976; children: Margot, Meredith. Education: Vassar College, A.B. (with honors), 1971; Brandeis University, Ph.D., 1976.


Home—New York, NY. Office—Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, New School University, 72 5th Ave., New York, NY 10011. E-mail—[email protected].


Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, lecturer in urban affairs, 1975; Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ, researcher and policy analyst, 1976; New School University, New York, NY, assistant professor, 1976-81, associate professor, 1981-92, professor of urban policy analysis and management, 1992—, chair of program in urban policy analysis and management, 1984-89, dean of Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, 1999-2000. Brandeis University, senior research fellow of Gordon Public Policy Center, 1989-90, and board member of Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence; Brookings Institution, senior fellow of Center for Public Service, 2000-03; National Civil League, research director of Citizens Government Accountability Project, 2004-05; conference organizer; consultant to New York City Department of Finance, Urban Institute, Abt Associates, Academy of Public Service, and the governor of Massachusetts. Dalton School, member of board of trustees, 1992-98; Brandeis University, member of board of overseers of Heller School of Social Policy and Management, 2003—. United Neighborhood Houses, member of board of trustees, 2002—.


Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (vice president, 1996-98).


Welfare of the Poor, Academic Press (New York, NY), 1979.

(With Martin Levin) Making Government Work: How Entrepreneurial Executives Turn Bright Ideas into Real Results, Jossey-Bass (San Francisco, CA), 1994.

(With Martin Levin) After the Cure: Managing AIDS and Other Public Health Crises, University Press of Kansas (Lawrence, KS), 2000.

(Under name M. Bryna Sanger) The Welfare Marketplace: Privatization and Welfare Reform, Brookings Institution Press (Washington, DC), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Causes and Effects of Inequality in Urban Services, edited by Richard Rich, Lexington Books, 1981; Setting Municipal Priorities: American Cities and the New York Experience, edited by Charles Brecher and Ray Horton, New York University Press (New York, NY), 1984; Implementation and the Policy Process, edited by Dennis Polumbo and Donald Colista, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1990; Handbook of Global Technology Policy, edited by Stuart Nagel, Marcel Dekker, 2001; and Communities and Workforce Development, edited by Edwin Melendez, Upjohn Institute, 2005.

Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Milano Review, Reform Watch, Nonprofit Quarterly, Journal of Management History, Policy Studies Review, Governing, Forum, Social Service Review, New England Journal of Human Services, and National Civic Review. Associate editor, International Public Management Review and International Public Management Journal, both 2000-03, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 2005—.

Member of editorial board, Policy Studies Journal, 1986-91, Journal of Policy and Management, 1989-2005, Journal of Public Administration Theory and Research, 2001—, and Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, 2005—.