Faculty Experts - Theodore Arapis, PhD

Theodore Arapis

Theodore Arapis
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Area of Expertise:

  • Budgeting
  • School District Financing
  • Public Finance
  • Fiscal Transparency & Accountability
  • Government & Financial Management

Summary

Professor Arapis focuses on school district financing, local government fiscal savings, international fiscal transparency and the practice of budgeting for the state-level bureaucracy. He has written recently on the need for charter school funding reform, particularly in Pennsylvania. Arapis has been featured in POLITICO, WalletHub, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The WorldPost.

Education

  • Ph.D., Auburn University
  • M.P.A., Kennesaw State University
  • B.S., University of Macedonia

Selected Publications

  • Arapis T., & V. Reitano. (2017). "Examining the Evolution of Cross-National Fiscal Transparency." American Review of Public Administration.
  • Arapis T., Reitano V., & E. Bruck. (2017). "The Fiscal Savings Behavior of Pennsylvania School Districts through the Great Recession." Public Budgeting & Finance.
  • Arapis T. & V. Reitano. (2016). "A Glimmer of Optimism in Government Savings Accumulation? An Empirical Examination of Municipal Unassigned Fund Balance in Florida." Public Finance Review.
  • Arapis, T. (2016). Budgeting and Finance for City Services. In C. K. Palus & R. Dilworth (Eds.), Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Education Policy Fellow, Education Policy and Leadership Center

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