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Benjamin Clark Benjamin Clark

Clinical Informatics Researcher | Cleveland State University

Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area, OH, UNITED STATES

Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University



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)

Government Administration

Public Policy

Areas of Expertise (3)


Public Health

Public Administration

Accomplishments (1)

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).

Education (3)

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

Affiliations (5)

  • 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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