- Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1981
- M.A., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1975
- B.A., University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, 1973
- "Can Government Accounting Be Trusted? An Experiment in Accounting and Accountability," with Lloyd G. Sage and Susan L. Gaffney, Policy Profiles, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2003.
- Edited "Raising Revenues" with an introductory essay "Raising Revenues: An Introduction," and an article "Multiple Perspectives on the Meaning of Revenue," with Margaret A. Purcell, in International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 22, No. 11 & 12, 1999.
- Textbook "Public Finance Administration," 2nd ed., with B.J. Reed. Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, 1997. Book published in Chinese in 2001.
- "Managing Small Cities and Counties: A Practical Guide," edited with Drew A. Dolan and Senior Editor James M. Banovetz. International City/County Management Association, Washington DC, 1994.
- "Incrementalism: Old But Good?," with C. Jeff Hartley, Jr. in John R. Bartle, ed., Evolving Theories of Public Budgeting, JAI Press, Amsterdam, 2001.
- "Public Finance Management Information Systems," with Jay D. White in G. David Garson, ed., Handbook of Public Information Systems, Marcel Dekker, Inc, New York, 2000.
- "Budgeting and Financial Management," in James M. Banovetz, Drew Dolan, and John W. Swain, eds., Managing Small Cities and Counties: A Practical Guide. International City/County Management Association, Washington DC, 1994.
- Leonard D. White Award, 1983 (annual award by the American Political Science Association for the best doctoral dissertation in the general field of public administration)