ABOUT ME

Cleopatra Charles PhD is an Associate Professor of Public Administration. Her research focuses on financial management and fiscal policy issues that affect public organizations particularly related to fiscal slack, which incorporates debt management, revenue diversification, and revenue structure.

Her research is concentrated in two broad areas:  (1) state and local budgeting and financial management (2) nonprofit budgeting and financial management.  

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EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Public Financial Management

The part of the management process that focuses on the use of financial information to improve decision-making. 

2008

University of Kentucky

Martin School of Public Policy & Administration

Ph. D. Public Policy & Administration

Performance Measurement & Evaluation

How nonprofit organizations can use performance information more effectively in improving programs and delivering better outcomes

Municipal Finance

How governments raise funds through the structuring and marketing of bond issues.

2003

Baruch College - CUNY

Master of Public Administration

2000

Baruch College - CUNY

Bachelor of Arts