The Board of Directors of Public Financial Publications, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Marlowe as Editor-in-Chief and Sharon Kioko as Managing Editor of Public Budgeting & Finance, effective with Volume 38 (2018). The new editors are faculty members at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington.
Justin is the Endowed Professor of Public Finance and Civic Engagement for the Evans School. He also serves as Associate Dean for Executive Education. His research and teaching are focused on public financial management. He has published four books and more than 50 articles on a variety of topics including capital budgeting and finance, state and local tax policy, public pension liabilities, public health systems finance, government financial disclosure, and public-private partnerships.
Justin’s work spans multiple disciplines and has appeared in the top scholarly journals in public finance, public management, health services management, transportation finance, and governmental accounting. He has received research funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the International City/County Management Association, among others.
Prior to academia he worked in local government in Michigan. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager, and he holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a B.S. in public administration and Master of Public Administration from Northern Michigan University. Justin is also the current Vice-Chair of the Association for Budgeting & Financial Management (ABFM).
Sharon Kioko is an Associate Professor of Public Administration at the Evans School. She teaches the introductory course in public budgeting and financial management of state and local governments, financial management in nonprofit organizations, and electives on state and local government finance. Her research focuses on the financial condition of state and local governments, the relevance and significance of financial information in the municipal securities market, and the impact fiscal rules and limitations have on the size and structure of governments’ revenues, expenditures, and debt burdens.
Prior to joining the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, Dr. Kioko was an Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She has a B.A. in economics from University of Nairobi (Kenya), a Master of Public Administration and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University – Bloomington. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.
The Board of Directors of Public Financial Publications, Inc. also thanks Philip G. Joyce and William Simonsen for their excellent leadership of Public Budgeting & Finance during the past six years, through Volume 37 (2017). Philip is Senior Associate Dean and a Professor of Public Policy in the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. William is Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. Both are past recipients of ABFM’s highest honor, the Aaron Wildavsky Award.