Dave Marcotte is Professor of Public Policy and Graduate Program Director. Dr. Marcotte's fields of interest include social policy, employment and training policy, education, mental health, and labor economics. His work is largely in the area of applied economics. His courses include Research Methods, Statistical Analysis, Econometrics, and Labor Economics.
Prof. Marcotte has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.A. from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Before coming to UMBC, Dr. Marcotte was on the faculty of Northern Illinois University, and a National Academy of Education Post-Doctoral Fellow. Prior to pursuing a career in research and teaching, he was also a Policy Analyst for the State of Minnesota during the late 1980s.
Prof. Marcotte has worked with state and federal agencies on a variety of projects to evaluate and improve management of public job training programs. He was also involved in the congressionally mandated National Assessment of Vocational Education, as part of a team of researchers from Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley. He has worked on a multi-year, multi-site experiment to assess the effectiveness of various vocational training and counseling strategies for adults with severe mental illnesses, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Prof. Marcotte has published papers in leading journals such as the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the Southern Economic Journal, Economics of Education Review, and Social Science and Medicine. He also is co-editor of a book, The Economics of Gender and Mental Health, published by Elsevier-Science in 2004. His current research includes various projects on mental health, suicide, and education at community colleges.