Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Theodore Arapis, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Administration program at Villanova University. Dr. Arapis’ academic journey began in Thessaloniki, Greece, at the University of Macedonia. After graduating with a Bachelors in Economic Science he decided to continue his education in the US where he pursued an M.P.A. from Kennesaw State University, GA, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Auburn University, AL. Dr. Arapis, throughout his academic career, has taught Financial Management, Public Budgeting, and Statistics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests lie in the field of public finance, specifically state and local financial management, financial reporting and accounting standards, fiscal transparency and accountability, and performance measurement. Currently, his research agenda is primarily focused on school district financing, local government fiscal savings, international fiscal transparency, and the practice of budgeting for the state-level bureaucracy.
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