Spencer Brien


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Spencer Brien (he/him) joined the Evergreen State College MPA program in 2022. Dr. Brien researches and teaches topics in public fiscal administration at the federal, state, and local levels.  His research has been published in various journals including Public Administration Review, The American Review of Public Administration, Public Budgeting & Finance, Public Finance Review, and the Journal of Public Procurement. Joining Evergreen is a homecoming for him – he grew up in Longview, WA.


Ph.D., George State University, 2011; M.P.P., American University, 2006; B.A., Brigham Young University.