Sam K. Viersen, Jr. Presidential Professor
304B Dale Hall Tower
B.S., Moorhead State University
M.P.A., Arizona State University
Ph.D., University of New York at Albany
Research Fields: Public Budgeting, Financial Management, and Stakeholder Engagement
Favorite Courses to Teach: Budgeting & Finance, Administration & Society, Making Public Policy
My seemingly perpetual research agenda investigates the areas of public budgeting, finance and financial management with special emphasis on the role of stakeholders in resource allocation decisions. I also like to do short-term “Torn from the Headlines” research to understand more about how well government works or why people think government does not work the way it should.
I like this kind of research since it draws from the professional experiences I have had leading retail banking and mortgage lending firms in the private sector. It also is informed by the projects I was responsible for while a budget analyst in the Arizona Governor’s Office. These experiences also inform my teaching and public service activities since they demonstrate how policy and administration benefit from research and analysis, planning & performance measurement and policy/program evaluation.
I regularly include graduate and undergraduate students in my research activities. A lot of my job satisfaction comes when students present our research at a professional conference or when jointly authored research publications appear in press. Another great aspect of my job is staying in touch with my students after they graduate, especially when they have questions about how to do something in the real world or want to tell me about how the real world is different from the world of theory we discuss in these ivory towers!
Current Research: I am preparing a history of budgeting in Oklahoma. It includes special sections on the role of the energy sector in the state's finances, the influence of Indian gaming revenues on Education funding and how "The Oklahoma Standard" might reduce the cost of government for our citizens.
Franklin, Aimee L. (2014). The Impact of Tribal Gaming on Tribal Sovereignty and Financial Management. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management. 26(3, Fall): 379-404.
Franklin, Aimee L. Stakeholder Engagement. Book Manuscript. Schlupp, Jan and Franklin, Aimee L. (Carl Albert Undergraduate Research Fellow).
Franklin, Aimee L., and Rikard, Victoria. (Forthcoming). Civic Engagement Motivations of Municipal Board Members. Special Issue on Empowering the Public to Fix our National Fiscal Crises. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management.
Franklin, Aimee L. and Schlupp, Jan (Carl Albert Undergraduate Research Fellow). The Civic Engagement Decision and Perceptions of Outcome Efficacy. Initial report of results in paper presented at WSSA Conference in April 2013.
Jiang, Yue, Ebdon, Carol and Franklin, Aimee L. (Forthcoming). Perceptions of Public Officials Regarding Democratic Efficacy and the Use of Citizen Participation. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management.
Mott, Tara; Franklin, Aimee L. and Williams, T.H. Lee. The DoD Meets Coproduction: Examining How the Evolution of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Expands Non-Traditional Stakeholder Engagement.
Schlupp, Jan and Franklin, Aimee L. (2014) Civic Engagement Motivations: Understanding Why Some Do and Some Don’t. Oklahoma Politics. 24: 21-44.
Tao, Lu and Franklin, Aimee. (Forthcoming). Selection Protocol for Identifying and Sampling from Proxy Populations. Social Science Quarterly.