Thad Calabrese

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Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Financial Management

Thad Calabrese's research and teaching focus broadly on applying financial management theories and techniques to organizations engaged in providing public services - in the public and not-for-profit sectors. He is an active researcher and his work has appeared in the academic journals  such as the Journal of Accounting and Public PolicyPublic Administration ReviewNonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Public Budgeting and Finance, Nonprofit Management & LeadershipNational Tax Journal, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART), among others. He has co-authored three texts: Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations - 4th Edition (Pearson Prentice Hall), as well as the 5th and 6th Editions (CQ) - Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices, 7th 9th Editions (Wiley), and Accounting Fundamentals for Health Care Management, 2nd and 3rd Editions (Jones and Bartlett Learning). In addition to his academic work, he has also published many applied public policy research reports. Thad was awarded the Editors' Prize for Best Scholarly Paper in Nonprofit Management & Leadership for 2013, and joined the journal's editorial board in 2015. He currently serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART), and Public Budgeting and Finance as well.

Thad is the immediate past Treasurer for the Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), and served as the elected Chair for the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM). He currently serves on the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council representing ABFM. Before joining the Wagner School, Thad was on the faculty at the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College – CUNY. Prior to academia, Thad worked in the New York City Office of Management and Budget in tax policy and also as a financial consultant working with nonprofit organizations in New York City.


Areas of Expertise

Financial management, public and non-profit organizations, capital financing, managerial accounting, budgeting and financial analysis, tax, philanthropy and fundraising, cities and government organizations