- M.A. (Hon.), Harvard University, 1974.
- Ph.D. (Economics) Yale University, 1966.
- A.B. (Economics) with honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1959.
Prior to his appointment at the LBJ School, Lynn was the George H. W. Bush Chair and Professor of Public Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Previously, he served on the faculties of the Stanford Business School, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, where he was the Sydney Stein, Jr. Professor of Public Management. He is a past president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
Recent books include: Public Management: A Three-Dimensional Approach (with Carolyn J. Hill), Public Management: Old and New, and Madison's Managers: Public Administration and the Constitution (with Anthony M. Bertelli), and Public Management (Editor, 20120). In addition to the H. George Frederickson and John Gauss awards, he has received the Dwight Waldo and Paul Van Riper awards from the American Society for Public Administration. He earned his A.B. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.
- Public Administration & Management
- Public policy