David Monk
Professor of Educational Administration and Dean


  • P-12 finance and operations

David H. Monk is professor of educational administration and dean of the College of Education at The Pennsylvania State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College and doctorate at the University of Chicago and was a member of the Cornell University faculty for 20 years prior to becoming dean at Penn State in 1999. He has also been a third grade teacher and has been a visiting professor at the University of Rochester and the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. Monk is the author of “Educational Finance: An Economic Approach”; “Raising Money for Education: A Guide to the Property Tax” (with Brian O. Brent); and “Cost Adjustments in Education” (with William J. Fowler, Jr.), as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals. He is an editorial board member for Education Finance and Policy of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, The Journal of Education Finance, Educational Policy, and the Journal of Research in Rural Education. He consults widely on matters related to educational productivity and the organizational structuring of schools and school districts and is a past president of the Association for Education Finance and Policy.