C. Tyler Mulligan
Lead Faculty, Development Finance Initiative and UNC School of Government Professor of Public Law and Government
Tyler Mulligan joined the School of Government in 2007, where he counsels state and local government officials and their partner organizations regarding community economic development, affordable housing, public-private partnerships for development, and revitalization efforts. Mulligan launched the School’s Development Finance Initiative (DFI), which assists local governments with attracting private investment for transformative development projects. He served as Director of DFI from 2017-2022. Under his leadership, DFI supported state and local governments with hundreds of public-private partnerships for development, the majority located in distressed areas, and DFI projects attracted over $1 billion in private investment. Prior to joining the School of Government, he practiced law in Raleigh with Womble Carlyle in the capital markets group. Prior to private practice, Mulligan served as a Navy diver and JAG Corps officer. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar. He earned a B.A. in public policy studies, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.