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Philip J. Candreva
Senior Lecturer of Budgeting and Public Policy
Mail Code: GB/Pc
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2884
Email: pjcandre (at)
JD - Monterey College of Law, 2015
MS - Naval Postgraduate School, 1996
BS - Pennsylvania State University, 1984
Mineral Economics
  • 2006-present, Senior Lecturer of Budgeting, Graduate School of Business & Public Policy
  • 2013-2016, Academic Associate, financial management degree programs
  • 2012-2013, Academic Associate, Army Cost Management Certificate Course
  • 2002-2006 Military Lecturer in Financial Management and Director of the Practical Comptrollership Course, Graduate School of Business & Public Policy
  • 1995-1996 Student (Financial Management) & Conrad Scholar
  • Special Assistant, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller), Washington, DC (2008)
  • Retired in 2006 after 22 years of service in the Navy Supply Corps at the rank of Commander
  • 2000-2002 Director, ERP Implementation Department, Navy Supply Information Systems Activity, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • 1999-2000 Director, Management and Comptroller Department, Fleet Material Support Office, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • 1996-1999 Deputy for Financial Management - Research and Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD
  • Defense Budgeting & Financial Management
  • Public management
  • Public Policy
  • Business law
  • Defense budgeting and financial management
  • Congressional oversight of defense through the budget
  • Law and public administration
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Monterey College of Law (2015)
  • Dean's Scholar Grant, Monterey College of Law (2011-2012)
  • Louis D. Liskin Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
  • Certified DAWIA Level III - Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management
  • Member, Acquisition Professional Community
  • Conrad Scholar in Financial Management - Naval Postgraduate School, 1996
  • Naval Supply Systems Command Award for Academic Achievement - Naval Postgraduate School, 1996
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers - First Place Essay, 1996
  • Multiple meritorious step increases and performance awards
  • Several military decorations for superior performance
  • Student Representative, Monterey College of Law Board of Trustees (2012-2013)
  • Naval Postgraduate School Faculty Council (2008-2011)
  • Senior Associate, Center for Defense Management Research (2006-2014)
  • Member, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Member, American Society for Public Administration
  • Member, American Association for Budget and Program Analysis
  • American Philatelic Society, U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Candreva, P. J. & Eger III, R. J., "Can Health Outcome Proxies Benefit Public Health Budget Professionals" Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management, forthcoming, 2017.
  • Candreva, P. J., National Defense Budgeting and Financial Management: Policy & Practice, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2017.
  • Webb, N. J. & Candreva, P. J. "Diagnosing Performance Management and Performance Budgeting Systems: A Case Study of the U.S. Navy," Public Finance and Management, Vol. 10, no. 3, 2010, pp. 523-554.
  • D. A. Brook & Candreva, P. J., "Whither the Defense Budget? Countervailing Pressures and Process Challenges," The Journal of Government Financial Management, Vol. 58, no. 1, 2009, pp. 10-15.
  • Candreva, P. J., "Financial Management" in Management of Defense Acquisition Projects, Rendon, R. & Snider, K. (eds), (Reston, VA: AIAA), 2008.
  • Brook, D. A. & Candreva, P. J., "Business Management Reform in the Department of Defense in Anticipation of Declining Budgets," Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 27, no. 3, 2007, pp. 50-70.
  • Keywords: National Defense Budgeting, Financial Management, Public Policy, Law

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