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Sharon Kioko

Board Member

Treasurer, Finance Chair


Sharon Kioko, a nationally recognized public financial management scholar, is an Associate Professor at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. Professor Kioko's research has primarily focused on the financial condition of state and local governments, the relevance and significance of financial information in the capital markets, the impact voter initiatives including tax and expenditure limits have on states and their localities. Her work appears in Public Budgeting and Finance, Public Finance Review, Journal of Public Administration Theory and Research, and Municipal Finance Journal. Professor Kioko is also the two-time recipient of the Jesse Burkhead Award for Best Article published in Public Budgeting and Finance (2012, 2017). Her book Financial Strategy for Public Managers (with Justin Marlowe) is the first open-access, graduate-level textbook for public financial management. Before joining the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, Dr. Kioko was an Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University. A Master of Public Administration and Ph.D. (Public Affairs) from Indiana University – Bloomington and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-Kenya).