Samuel B. Stone, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Administration

Samuel B. Stone, Ph.D.

Phone: (657) 278 - 3728


Office: GH 528

Office Hours:
M/TU 6:00-8:00PM via Zoom-see syllabus 
TU 11:30-12:30PM in person

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  • Ph.D., Public Affairs, Indiana University, 2011
  • M.P.A., University of North Texas, 2002
  • B.A., Government, Skidmore College, 1999


Research Areas

  • State and Local Public Financial Management
  • Fiscal Federalism
  • Municipal Home Rule


Courses Regularly Taught

  • POSC 309 - Introduction to Local Government
  • POSC 320 - Introduction to Public Administration
  • POSC 525 - Local Government Management
  • POSC 571 - Public Budgeting and Finance
  • POSC 583 - Public Budgeting and Finance II


Articles in Academic Journals
(blind peer reviewed)

  • Singla, Akheil, Charlotte Kirschner, and Samuel B. Stone. 2020. “Race, Representation, and Revenue: Reliance on Fines and Forfeitures in City Governments.” Urban Affairs Review 56(4): 1132-1167.
  • Stone, Samuel B. and Justin A. Tucker. 2016. “Variation in Structural Home Rule: Evidence from California City Councils.” California Journal of Politics and Policy 8(4): 1-17.
  • Stone, Samuel B., Akheil Singla, James Comeaux, and Charlotte L. Kirschner. 2015. “A Comparison of Financial Indicators: The Case of Detroit.” Public Budgeting & Finance 35(4): 90-111.
  • Stone, Samuel B. 2015. “The Effect of Fiscal Decentralization on the Financial Condition of Municipal Government.” International Journal of Public Administration 38(6): 453-460.
  • Kravchuk, Robert S. and Samuel B. Stone. 2010. “How and When Do Structural Deficits Reveal Themselves? The Case of Indiana.” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management 22(4): 487-510.
  • Stone, Samuel B. and Robert S. Kravchuk. 2009. "The Difficulty of Restoring Structural Balance: The Case of Indiana, 2001-2007." International Journal of Public Administration 32(7): 562-577.