L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


Doctoral students

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Andrew Duggan

B.S., Biology; Hampden-Sydney College M.S., Environmental Science; Virginia Commonwealth University


  • Public Budgeting & Modeling
  • Environmental Governance
  • Public Benefit Programs

Andrew graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Hampden-Sydney College and holds a M.S. in Environmental Studies from VCU where his thesis focused on water and sediment quality monitoring.  Upon graduation, he assumed roles as a risk assessor and compliance specialist with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.  Subsequently, Andy served as a defense Army civilian as an environmental program and transportation project manager followed by a position as a senior environmental scientist with a technical services and engineering firm in compliance, permitting, training, technical support and outreach.  His most recent professional employment was with the Government Accountability Office. 

Andy’s concentration is in public policy where his research and graduate teaching experience, responsibilities include: environmental governance; financial management in government and non-profits; public health; economic impact analysis; public benefit programs; and homeland security.  Andy’s dissertation applies econometric modeling to examine political, institutional, legal, and fiscal determinants of appropriations to environmental protection agencies drawing from the fields of environmental policy, public budgeting, economics, and public administration.  He guest lectures on the following topics: risk assessment; Chesapeake Bay TMDL; and public health policy.  Andy lives with his wife and two sons in Yorktown, Virginia.  


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