Natalia Ermasova, Ph.D.

  Full Professor
  708-534-4978ext. 4978
  Office Location: C3340
  Office Hours: Tue. & Thu. 5 – 7:30 p.m.
  College: CAS

Public Administration - M.P.A.
Division of Arts and Letters
Interdisciplinary Leadership, Ed.D.



Public Finance
Public Administration
International Business


Dr. Natalia Ermasova is a Full Professor in Master of Public Administration Program at Governors State University, IL and Lecturer in Master of Public Policy and Administration Program in School of Professional Studies at Northwestern University, Il. She has a PhD of Public Affairs (Indiana University, USA). Her primary research interests are public finance, public administration ethics, leadership, criminal justice, risk-management, and public capital budgeting. She was Visiting Professor in Germany (Ludwigsburg Academy for Civil Services), in Hungary (Corvinus University), and Fulbright Visiting Professor (SPEA, Indiana University).

Dr. Ermasova was awarded the 2017 Excellence Award for the Research and Teaching Activity at the Governors State University. Her doctoral dissertation was conducted under the direction of Professor John Mikesell and it aims to develop a theoretical and methodological framework that explains a state capital budgeting. Her research projects won Governors State University Research Grants in 2014 and 2017. The Grant of German Program of Academic Exchanges of Teachers and Researchers (DAAD) gave her great opportunity to do research at Hochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung und Finanzen in Ludwigsburg (Ludwigsburg University of Public Administration and Finance) in Germany in 2008 and 2018.

More than 60 books and articles were published in in the USA and globally. Her co-authored book “Municipal Fiscal Stress, Bankruptcies, and Other Financial Emergencies” was published by Routledge in 2013. Dr. Ermasova wrote five chapters in Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (GEPAPPG) and participated in numerous conference presentations. She was the Co-Editor of anthology “Capital Management and Budgeting in the Public Sector: Normative Theory and Practice in a Global Context” that would be published in December 2018. In addition, she wrote three chapters about capital budgeting in the USA, Germany, and Russia for this anthology. Her articles were published in State and Local Government Review, International Journal of Public Administration Research, Post-communist Economies, SAM Advanced Management Journal, and Journal of Management Development.

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