Cleopatra Charles, PhD
Dr. Cleopatra Charles is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark. She is a public budgeting scholar whose research focuses on financial management and fiscal policy issues that affect public organizations such as fiscal slack which incorporates debt management, revenue diversification, and revenue structure. More recently, her research has focused on nonprofit organizations and the relationship between governance decisions and financial preparedness in dealing with adverse circumstances. Her work has appeared in several top peer-reviewed journals, including Public Budgeting and Finance, Municipal Finance Journal, Public Finance and Management and Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management.
- PhD: University of Kentucky, Public Policy and Administration (2008)
- MPA: City University of New York (2003)
- BA: City University of New York (2000)