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Todd Ely, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Todd Ely

University of Colorado Denver
School of Public Affairs
P.O. Box 173364 - Campus Box 142
Denver, CO 80217 - 3364
Phone: (303) 315 - 2152
Fax: (303) 315 - 2229



Todd Ely is associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver and Director of the Center for Local Government Research and Training. His research and teaching focus on the financing of state and local public services, direct democracy, municipal debt, education finance and policy, and public and nonprofit financial management. Todd’s research has been supported by the American Educational Research Association, Ford Foundation, and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Recent publications can be found in The American Review of Public Administration, National Tax Journal, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Public Budgeting & Finance, State and Local Government Review, and Urban Affairs Review. Todd currently serves as a Public Representative on the Colorado Municipal Bond Supervision Advisory Board and consults on a U.S. Department of Education contract monitoring charter school credit enhancement grantees. He received his PhD from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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