Michelle Casciato

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Adjunct Faculty
Schar School of Policy and Government

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Michelle Casciato, an adjunct instructor in the Schar School of Policy and Government, teaches graduate courses in public finance and policy/program evaluation. Her research interests include local government public policy, bureaucracy, budgets, and organizations.

Casciato serves as a deputy county executive for Prince William County, Virginia. She oversees several county departments, including finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, public library services, and human rights. She also serves as the county liaison to the Prince William Public Schools and Electoral Board.

Her previous government service includes director of the Office of Management and Budget and Neighborhood Services division chief. Prior to entering the public sector, Casciato was vice president of a large real estate management firm in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and both her master’s degree in public administration and doctoral degree in political science from the Schar School.