Delivers outreach programs relating to local government finance for Iowa communities. Provides assistance to Iowa communities as part of a multidisciplinary collaborative in areas of community and economic development. Broad research focus is in the areas of: community and regional economics, public finance, natural resource and environmental economics.
Courses I teach:
CRP 566 Policy Analysis and Planning
CRP 579 Applied Public Finance and Planning
1. Overcoming the Rural Data Deficit to Improve Quality of Life and Community Services in Smart & Connected Small Communities, Study Funded by the National Science Foundation (2020-2023)
2. Keeping Shelters in Place: Understanding Residential Landlord Decision-making During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Study funded by the National Science Foundation, 2020-21
3. Iowa Government Finance Initiative: Customized Annual Fiscal Conditions Reports for 942 Iowa Cities and 99 Counties
4. A Best Practice Manual for Aging in Place: Revitalizing Small Communities for Aging Population in Iowa, Study funded by BNIM group, 2020-21