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About P. Cary Christian

Professor Christian received his Ph.D. in Public Affairs with specialization in Public Finance from Florida International University in December 2010.  He also holds a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with specialization in accounting from Concord University. His research primarily focuses on tax evasion, trade-based money laundering, terrorist financing, and artificial intelligence use in compliance enforcement efforts.  Professor Christian has research appearing in the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management, the eJournal of Tax Research, the Journal of Public Affairs Education, the Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, and in an edited book on information technology in the public sector. He has been the principal investigator in a number of applied research projects for governmental entities in the areas of sales tax enforcement, phantomware and zapper utilization in tax evasion, and digital forensics utilization by government.  In Fall 2012, he joined the faculty at Georgia Southern University as an assistant professor in the Institute (now Department) of Public and Nonprofit Studies, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public budgeting and finance, information technology, and public administration.

Dr. Christian is on the Board of Directors for a local nonprofit organization, is the Chairman of the Statesboro Works Commission, and is on the Advisory Board of G2Lytics, LLC, a firm based in Nashville, Tennessee specializing in AI-based compliance enforcement solutions for federal, state, and local governments.

Research and Teaching Interests:  Public Budgeting, Public Finance, Information Technology in the Public Sector, Public Policy, Public Administration, Tax Evasion, Trade-Based Money Laundering, Artificial Intelligence use in Compliance Enforcement Regimes.

Positions

2012 - Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
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Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Public and Non-Profit Studies, Department of
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2019 Georgia Municipal Association Grant
Georgia Municipal Association
$8,000
2018 Georgia Municipal Association Grant
Georgia Municipal Association
$8,000
2018 Georgia Municipal Association Grant
Georgia Municipal Association
$8,640
2016 Research Grant
IBM Center for the Business of Government
$20,000
2015 Center for Online Learning Course Development Award
Georgia Southern University
$1,000
2014 Georgia Southern University Faculty Research Seed Grant
Georgia Southern University
$10,000
2014 Research Grant
IBM Center for the Business of Government
$20,000
2013 College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Faculty Research and Creativity Seed Grant
Georgia Southern University
$5,000
2013 Research Grant
IBM Center for the Business of Government
$20,000
2012 Center for Online Learning Course Development Award
Georgia Southern University
$3,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Member, Academic Assessment Steering Committee
2012 - Present Member, Graduate Faculty Designation
2018 - 2020 Member, Faculty Evaluation Committee
2018 - 2020 Member, Faculty Executive Committee
2015 - 2020 Board Member, Child Advocacy Services, SEGA, Inc.
2018 - 2019 Alternate, Graduate Committee
2016 - 2018 Member, Faculty Governance Committee
2013 - 2016 Alternate, Faculty Governance Committee
2013 - 2016 Member, Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum Committees
2015 Chair, Southeastern Conference for Public Adminstration Finance and Budgeting Panel
2014 Discussant, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Annual Conference
2006 Discussant, Southeastern Conference for Public Administration
Member, ASPA Section on Environmental and Natural Resources Administration
Member, ASPA Section on Public Administration Education
Member, American Society for Public Administration
Member, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management
Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Advisory Council
Reviewer, Journal of Public Affairs Education
Reviewer, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management
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Courses

  • IT/E-Government for Public Managers
  • Advanced Management
  • Capstone Seminar
  • Public and Nonprofit Financial Mangement
  • Foundations of Public Administration
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Diversity Issues in Public Serving Organizations
  • Local Government Practicum
  • GIS and Public Planning
  • Information Technology for Public Management
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Internship in Public Administration
  • Theory and Practice of Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
  • Budgeting in Public Serving Organizations

Education

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December 2010 Ph.D. in Public Affairs, Florida International University
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April 2010 Masters in Public Affairs, Florida International University
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1979 B.A. in Business Administration, Concord University
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Contact Information

PO Box 8048
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-8018
Office: Carroll 1086

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Publications (12)

Conference presentations (18)