Professor, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Center for State and Local Finance, Department of Public Management and Policy, Georgia State University. Former positions with Georgia State University: Research Associate, Fiscal Research Center, Andrew Young School; Dean, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Former positions with Wichita State University: Regents Distinguished Professor, Public Finance; Director, Kansas Public Finance Center, School of Urban & Public Affairs; Interim Dean, W. Frank Barton School of Business. Former Professor, Public Administration Institute, College of Business Administration, Louisiana State University; Associate Professor, Finance & Public Administration, College of Business Administration & Graduate School of Management, Kent State University. Former Director of Finance, City of Akron, Ohio (1984-1985); Member, Board of Directors, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (2012-2015).