David Helpap

David Helpap

Associate Professor

MAC A319

Fields of Interest

State and local government, urban politics, public management and budgeting, public policy


Dr. Helpap's current research has been focused on the degree to which guidelines and best practices, particularly those developed by public management organizations, are utilized by local governments. Recently, this has included examining guidelines developed by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Additional aspects of his near-term research agenda include economic development policy (e.g., brownfield redevelopment), mayoral agenda setting, and regionalism.


Ph.D., Politics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.A., Politics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Politics, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Classes Taught

Public Administration, Public Budgeting, Political Science