Professor Daniel Williams has taught at Baruch College for 20 years. Prior to that he was the budget director for the Virginia Medicaid program and held other professional jobs with Medicaid. His research focuses on public sector forecasting, forecasting methods, budgeting, and performance measurement. In 2006, he and co-author Don Miller received the Outstanding Paper Award from the International Institute of Forecasters for their paper “Shrinkage estimators of time series seasonal factors and their effects on forecasting accuracy;” published in 2003 in the International Journal of Forecasting. In 2014, he and co-author Joseph Onochie received the Jesse Burkhead Award from the Board of Directors of Public Finance Publications, Inc. for their article “The Rube Goldberg Machine of Budget Implementation, or Is There a Structural Deficit in the New York City Budget?” published in Volume 33 of Public Budgeting & Finance.