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Robert Kravchuk

Professor and Director, Master of Public Affairs (MPA) and Online MPA

kravchuk@indiana.edu
(812) 855-2840
SPEA Room 260


Education
Ph.D., Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1989
M.A., Syracuse University, 1987
M.B.A., Columbia University, 1981
M.P.A., University of Hartford, 1980
B.S., cum laude, University of Connecticut, 1977
B.A., University of Connecticut, 1977

Professional Experience

  • Director, Master of Public Affairs, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2013 - present.
  • Vice-Chairman, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM), 2013
  • Professor, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2013 - present.
  • Managing Editor, The Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, Khi Thai, Editor-in-Chief, 2012 - present.
  • Research Fellow, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, 2008-present.
  • Professor and Chair, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, 2007-2012.
  • Associate Professor, Indiana University, School of Public & Environmental Affairs. 1998-2007.
  • Faculty Affiliate, Indiana University, Russian and East European Institute. 2000-2007.
  • Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Department of Political Science. 1994-1998.
  • Assistant Professor, University of Hartford, Department of Public Administration. 1990-1992.

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Scabbard and Blade Society Honorary Membership, March 1, 2012. By order of the Commandant of Army ROTC Cadets, Company A, 19th Regiment. For continuing distinguished service to the cadets and faculty.
  • Outstanding faculty Award, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, April 11, 2011. For distinguished service to students, both inside and out of the classroom.
  • Trustees Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University, March 6, 2005. For exemplary contributions to the teaching mission of SPEA and Indiana University; awarded annually to the “top 6 percent” of instructors.
  • School of Public & Environmental Affairs Teaching Award, Indiana University, February 28, 2004. For excellence in graduate-level teaching.
  • Trustees Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University, March 9, 2003. For exemplary contributions to the teaching mission of SPEA and Indiana University; awarded annually to the “top 6 percent” of instructors.
  • Certificate of Merit, United States Treasury Department, April 9, 1996. For meritorious service in Bosnia-Herzegovina during and after the 1995 cease-fire.

Professional Interests
Public Finance, Macro-budgeting, Public Debt Markets, U.S. Defense Department Procurement Management and the Political Economy of Reform in Formerly Socialist Countries

Current Projects
Professor Kravchuk is working with SPEA Professor Brad Heim and the MPA reaccreditation faculty advisory committee prior to serving as Director of the school's masters program in January 2013. He is also working on a study of US defense Department acquisition management, and the 8th edition of his public administration textbook.

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • Luby, Martin J. and Kravchuk, Robert S., “The Great Recession’s Impact on the Use of Debt-Related Derivatives by State Governments,” The Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management. [forthcoming 2013.]
  • Martell, Christine, and Kravchuk, Robert S., “Recent Developments in Municipal Debt and the 2008-09 Market Crisis.” Public Administration Review. [forthcoming 2012.]
  • Martell, Christine, and Kravchuk, Robert S. “Bond Insurance and Liquidity Provision: Impacts in the Municipal Variable Rate Debt Market, 2008-2009.” Public Finance Review, Vol. 38, No. 3 (2010): 378-401.
  • Kravchuk, Robert S., and Samuel B. Stone, “How and When Do Structural Deficits Reveal Themselves? The Case of Indiana.” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2010): 487-510.
  • Samuel Blake Stone and Robert S. Kravchuk, “The Difficulty of Restoring Structural Balance to a State’s Finances: The Case of Indiana, 2002-07.” International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 32, No. 7 (2009): 562-577.