Research Associate, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
306E Eggers Hall13244-1020SyracuseNY
Zachary S. Huitink is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is a research associate at the Maxwell School’s Campbell Public Affairs Institute, as well as at Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), a research and service organization focused on veterans’ and military family members’ socioeconomic, educational, health, and employment issues. In addition, he has conducted research with faculty and staff at Syracuse University’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT).
Huitink’s research focuses on government contracting, public-private partnerships, and strategic management in the U S national and homeland security context. His current and planned projects deal with defense acquisition, public-private partnerships in homeland and cybersecurity, and community-based veteran services delivery networks. He is a member of the student advisory board at the International Public Management Journal, and has provided referee services for the Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation.
Huitink received a BA with departmental honors in economics and business administration from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, and a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from the James W Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky Prior to graduate school, Huitink worked as an analyst in the financial services industry.