Maureen Berner is Professor in the Institute of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, having been promoted to full professor in 2010. She is the first UTIP alumna to reach that status.
Maureen Berner first joined the School of Government in 1998, teaching program evaluation, statistics, and budgeting.
Between 2003 and 2005, she directed efforts to provide new outreach activities for local governments based on the UNC model at the University of Northern Iowa. In 2005, she returned to teaching and writing for MPA students and public officials at the School of Government. Berner has been active in research and teaching in both academia and in government, and her publications include a variety of books, textbooks, and journal articles. She worked for four years with the Budget Issues Group at the U.S. General Accounting Office, including a rotation to the US House of Representatives Budget Committee while serving as a Presidential Management Intern.
Berner received an MPP from Georgetown University and PhD in public policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin.