Arthur Marshall Simon

Senior Lecturer

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Arthur M. Simon holds business and law degrees from the University of Miami, a master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Ph.D. in public administration from Florida State University. 

His resume includes professional experience as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, an appellate attorney in Miami, a senior manager in the Florida Department of Banking and Finance, and a lobbyist for Associated Industries of Florida.  In addition he served 12 years in the Florida House of Representatives – representing the West Kendall area of Miami-Dade County.

Dr. Simon was signaled out and honored by the Association of Greek Letter Organizations as UM’s most “outstanding faculty member” in the 2011-2012 academic year; and more recently, in 2014, he was recognized by the Office of Academic Enhancement “for extraordinary commitment to scholar excellence



2001Ph.D. Public Administration Florida State University
1994MPA Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
1974J.D. West Book Award: Constitutional Law University of Miami
1968BBA Iron Arrow Honor Society University of Miami

Professional Experience

- Senior Lecturer, University of Miami, Department of Political Science
- Undergraduate Advisor, University of Miami, Department of Political Science
- Editor of weekly Poli Sci Newsletter, University of Miami, Department of Political Science
2004 - 2005Attorney at Law , University of Miami, Office of General Counsel
1987 - 1994Attorney at Law , Blackwell & Walker
1984 - 1987Attorney at Law, Britton, Cohen, et al
1974 - 1984Attorney at Law , Goodwin, Ryskamp, Welcher & Carrier
2000 - 2002Deputy Comptroller, State of Florida
1995 - 2000Director, Division of Banking, Florida Department of Banking and Finance
1982 - 1994, Florida House of Representatives
2004 - 2005Lobbyist, University of Miami
2003 - 2004Lobbyist, Associated Industries of Florida
1968 - 1971Commissioned Officer, United States Marine Corps

Honors & Acknowledgements

2012 "Outstanding Faculty Member Award"
(presented by the UM Association of Greek Letter Organizations
2014 Recognition Award for extraordinary commitment to scholarly development
presented by the UM Office of Academic Enhancement


Florida Bar Association
American Political Science Association
American Society for Public Administration

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: U.S. Presidents & Presidential Elections, Constitutional Law & Administrative Law, Game Theory, State Government


Arthur M. Simon "The Application of State Sunshine Laws to Institutions of Higher Education" Journal of College and University Law 83 (1976).

Arthur M. Simon and Joseph Uscinski "Partisanship as a Source of Presidential Rankings" White House Studies

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