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Department of Public & Environmental Affairs

David Helpap

David Helpap
Assistant Professor
MAC A319
(920) 465-2198

Fields of interest: State and local government; urban politics; public management and budgeting; public policy
Current research: My 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 my near-term research agenda include economic development policy (e.g., brownfield redevelopment), mayoral agenda setting, and regionalism.

Curriculum Vitae

Education: B.S. Political Science - UW-Green Bay
M.A. Political Science - UW-Milwaukee
Ph.D. Political Science - UW-Milwaukee


  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • State and Local Government
  • Public Policy Analysis