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Dr. Howard Fleeter Named 2019-2021 Hicks Executive in Residence

Dr. Howard Fleeter was  named the 2019 Hicks Executive in Residence but due to Covid 19 was not able to attend CORAS or university meetings.  Dr. Fleeter will provide his presentations to the CORAS and Ohio University communities on  Wednesday, March 17. Additional information regarding Dr. Fleeter’s presentations will be forthcoming.

Dr.  Fleeter received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990.  He was a faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Management at Ohio State University from 1989-1999, where he taught courses in Public Sector Economics, Public Finance, and State and Local Government Finance.  He was a four-time recipient of the School’s “Faculty of the Year” award for excellence in teaching.  Dr. Fleeter was also a faculty member in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1999-2001, where he taught courses in the Economics of Education and School Finance.

Dr. Fleeter’s research has focused on issues of education finance, education policy, and state and local tax policy and he is the author of numerous policy studies and academic journal articles on these topics.  Since his 1992 report, “Equity, Adequacy and Reliability in Ohio Education Finance” for Governor Voinovich’s Education Management Council he has been one of the state’s leading experts on Education Finance.  He has worked extensively with Ohio education policy-makers to improve the state’s school funding system for more than 25 years.  He is currently the owner of the state and local government finance and tax policy consulting firm Howard Fleeter & Associates and serves as a research consultant on education finance and policy issues for the Ohio Education Policy Institute.

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