I am an Assistant Professor (Public Budgeting, Finance, and Administration) in the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. I came to the Levin College after earning my PhD in Public Administration in 2009 from the University of Georgia and a career in public service. Prior to my appointment at the Levin College of Urban Affairs, I worked as a budget analyst for the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County (Athens, Georgia). I also previously worked in a Washington, DC based public health consulting firm (Futures Group International) to assist foreign governments, multilateral organizations, and NGOs in the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health programs. I am also a former Peace Corps Volunteer in the West African nation of Senegal.
Industry Expertise (2)
Areas of Expertise (3)
Executive Committee Member (professional)
I have been elected to a three year term (2013-2015) on the Executive Committee of the Association of Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM). ABFM is a section within the American Society for Public Administation (ASPA).
The University of Georgia: PhD, Public Administration 2009
Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs: MPA, Public Administration 2000
Indiana University Bloomington: BA, Poltical Science 1999
Minors in: Theatre & Drama and Public & Environmental Affairs
- American Society for Public Administration
- Western Social Science Association
- Association for Budgeting and Financial Management
- Public Management Research Association
- Cleveland State University
Sample Talks (1)
Financial health in government
Recently gave a talk to a local school district on their financial condition. Gave an overview of what financial health means, then gave them specifics on how their government fared compared to others in my study.
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- Author Appearance
- Corporate Training