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HUGO WALL SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Arwiphawee (Sai) Srithongrung, D.P.A.

Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs

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Full Vitae


EDUCATION
2001-2006 University of Illinois at Springfield
Doctor of Public Administration-D.P.A. 
Concentrations: Public Budgeting and Finance
Dissertation: The Impact of Strategic Capital Budget and Management Program on State Capital Spending Decisions and Economic Performance
Advisors: Dr. Patricia Byrnes and Dr. Beverly Bunch

1995 –1996 University of Missouri-Kansas City
Master’s Degree in Public Administration
Concentration: Organizational Behavior
Thesis: Employees’ Resistance to Changes: Causes and Solutions

1990 –1994 Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Psychology


ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs, Wichita State University. Tenured Associate Professor. Fall 2013 – Present. Courses Taught: State-Local Economic Development, Capital Budgeting and Financial Management, State-local Public Budgeting, Program and Policy Evaluation (Master’s level).

School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Tenured Associate Professor, 2012 to Fall 2013. Assistant Professor, 2006 to 2011. Courses taught: Public Budgeting, The Public Economy, Introduction to Public Administration, Research Methods in Public Administration (Master’s Level), Quantitative Research Methods (Ph.D. level).

Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Springfield. Guest Lecturer, March-May, 2005. Taught Capital Budgeting and Statistical Package for Social Sciences—SPSS in a one-week intensive format for graduate students. 

Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Springfield. Doctoral Research Associate, 2001-2005. Provided as needed applied research support, including data collection, library and internet search, data analysis, literature review, book editorial work, and written analyses.


PUBLICATIONS
Textbook:

Srithongrung, A. (2011). Essential Skills for Analyzing Public Budgets. Austin, Texas: Sentia Publishing (ISBN- 978-0-9834013-3-9).


Refereed Journal Articles:

Srithongrung, A. (forthcoming 2017). An Evaluation of Performance-based Budget Reform in Asian Countries. International Journal of Public Administration.

Srithongrung, A. (forthcoming 2017). Consumers’ Behavioral Response to sales Taxes on food in Kansas.  Public Finance and Management.

Yusef, E.W. & Srithongrung, A. (forthcoming, 2017). Capital Management: Advancing Theory and Practice.  Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management 2(1),

Srithongrung, A. (2016). Capital Project Information and Voters’ Decision to Finance the Project.
International Social Sciences and Humanities Invention 3(9), 2653-2666.

Srithongrung, A. (2016). “Public Finance and Monetary Policies as Economic Stabilizer: Unique or Universal across Countries?”  Noesis 25(49), 13-45.

Srithongrung, A. & Leobardo Sánchez Juárez, Isaac. (2014). Fiscal Policies and Subnational  Economic Growth in Mexico.  International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues 5(1),
11-22.

Srithongrung, A. & Kriz, K. (2014). The Impact of Sub-national Fiscal Policies on Economic Growth: A Dynamic Analysis Approach. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 33(4), 912-928.

Srithongrung, A. (2013). “The Dynamic Impacts of State Revenue Capacity on Highway Investment,” Journal of Public Works Management and Policy 18(2), 108-126.

Srithongrung, A. & Kriz, K. (2012). “From Public Infrastructure to National Economic Growth: Do Strategic Investment Practices Matter?" International Public Management Review 13(2), 19-50.  

Srithongrung, A. (2011). The Causal Relationships among Transformational Leadership, Organizational Commitment, and Employee Effectiveness. International Journal of Public Administration, Volume 34 Issue 6, 376-388.

Srithongrung, A. (2010). State Capital Improvement Program and Capital Budget Institutional Arrangements: The Case of Illinois. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management 22 (3), 407-431.

Srithongrung, A. (2009). The Effects of Results-Oriented Budgeting on Government Spending Patterns in Thailand. International Public Management Review 10(1), 59-89.

Srithongrung A. (2009). Performance-Based Budget in Thailand. Journal of Public Administration China 2(4), 135-163.

Srithongrung, A. (2008).  The Impacts of State Capital Management Programs on State Economic Performance: An Empirical Analysis.  Public Budgeting & Finance 28, (3), 83-107.


Refereed Book Chapters:

Srithongrung, A. (2010). “Public Budgeting and Financial Management Performance in
Thailand,” in C.E. Menifield, Ed., Comparative Public Budgeting: A Global Perspective, Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. (ISBN-13:978-0-7637-8010-4).

Srithongrung, A. (2009). Capital Improvement Program (CIP): Comparative and International
Approaches. In J. Rabin & A. Wachhaus (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Public Administration and
Public Policy
, 2nd Edition, London, United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis.

Srithongrung, A. (2009). “The Causal Dynamic Effects of a Performance-Based Budget on Thai
Public  Spending: A Reexamination" In C. Westcott, B. Bawornwathana and L.R. Jones (Eds.),
Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management, Volume 18, Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, (ISBN - 978-1-84950-639-7). 


Works under Review:

Srithongrung, A. “Capital spending volatility at the state levels.” Revised and resubmitted 10/2016 to Journal of Public Budget and Finance.

Srithongrung, A., Zhang, Z. & Gibson, B. “State highway performance measurement” Under Review at Public Productivity and Management Review 11/2016

Srithongrung, A.  “The Impact of Art on Local Economic Growth”, Under review at Economic Development Quarterly 2/2017

Srithongrung, A.  “Local Governments’ Optimal Tax Level: How High is Too High” Under review at the International Advance in Economic Research 2/2017


Works in Progress:

“Global budget efficiency index” to be submitted to Public Performance Management Review


Invited Public Lecture:

Invited Speaker, “The Thai Economy After the 2014 Regime Change: A Fiscal and Monetary Assessment,” Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, April 19, 2017.

Invited Speaker, “The Value of Artists to the Local Economy,” 2017 Wichita Industry Research Exchange: captivating the Creative Class, Wichita KS, April 5, 2017.

Invited Speaker, “Efficiency and Budget Allocations”, Public Financial Management Lunch and Learn, Valley City, KS, November 17, 2016.   

Public Educator, “Are Kansas Cities’ Tax Rates Too High? Benchmarking Approaches” Hugo Wall Day, Wichita, Kansas September 9, 2016. 

Invited Keynote Speaker, “Public Finance and Monetary Policies as Economic Stabilizer: Unique or Universal Across Countries.”  The fifth speaker of the 2014-2015 academic year for Permanent Seminar Ideas: Economics Population and Development organized by the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, October 13-15, 2015, Mexico.

Invited Lecturer, “Performance measurement processes and results in Southeast Asian countries.” Thomas Bata University Visit, Zlin, Czech Republic, November 28, 2012.


Media Interview:

Budget expert, “Budgeting tips: 10 budget commandments.” Budget advice to budget and financial management online media, “WalletHub,” December 15, 2015. The news are available at https://wallethub.com/edu/budgeting-tips/16897/#arwiphawee-srithongrung and http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/wsunews/news/?nid=3058

Budget expert, “State government budget practices,” State government budget advices on supplementary spending through Volcker Alliance report titled, Beyond the Basics: Best Practices in State Budget Transparency released December 7, 2015, available at
https://www.volckeralliance.org/resources/beyond-basics-best-practices-state-budget-transparency

Sales Tax expert, Sales tax rate differentials and cross-border shopping, February 5, 2016 http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-sales-tax-pushes-shoppers-across-state-county-lines
http://fox4kc.com/2016/01/17/kan-tax-increase-sends-grocery-shoppers-to-show-me-state/

Impact Assessment by WSU: National Audiences: 527,198; Publicity Value: $73,532; Local Audience: 527,198; on-line News Visitors: 209,502. See WSU Media Statistical Report at: http://app.criticalmention.com/app/#report/view?1188367/token/eeca4179-ebd7-4360-a63c-7b87b933e06a


Competitive Academic Conference Paper Presentations:

“An Optimal Tax Rate for Local Governments” paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, October 6 – 9, 2016, Seattle, Washington.

“Local Governments’ Optimal Tax Level: How High is Too High” paper presented at the 81st International Atlantic Economic Development, March 16-19, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.

“Allocative Efficiency Across Service Functions: Are V.O. Key Criteria Fruitful?” paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, October 1 – 3, 2015, Washington, D.C.

“Does Trust Mediate the Relationship between Relational Community Attachment and Willingness to pay for Public Services?” Paper presented at the 2014 Fall Research Conference of Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, November 6-8, 2014, Albuquerque, New Mexico, with Ken Kriz and Mark Glaser

“Efficiency Index and Citizen Perception: Another Tool for Performance Measurement?” paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, October 3 – 5, 2014, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Decision-making in Capital Budgeting: Are “Satisfice” and “Social Judgment Cues” Myth or Reality?” paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, October 3 – 5, 2014, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Data Envelopment Analysis for Efficient and Effective Public Road Spending” at the 19th Annual Midwest Regional Public Finance Conference, Ambassador Hotel, Wichita KS
April 24th – 25th, 2014

“Assessing Spending efficiency and Its Causes in Public Road: Performance Measurement for Public Infrastructure” paper presented at the 25th Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, October 3-5, 2013, Washington D.C.

“The Impacts of Debt Accessibility on Capital Spending Patterns: Public Organizational Theory Testing on Public Finance Practices”, paper presented at the Public Management Research Conference,  The University of Wisconsin-Madison, La Follette School of Public Affairs, June 20-22, 2013 

“Trends in State Government Capital Spending: Does Management Matter?” paper presented at the 24th  Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, October 11-13, 2012, New York City, New York.

“Performance Budget Reform in Thailand” paper presented at the 1st Annual Conference of Public Administration Association of Thailand (PAAT), August 12-18, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.

“Navigating the Horizon Success with Data: GRE scores as a valid predictor for MPA GPA?”
paper presented at 2012 NASPAA CONFERENCE-horizons in public affairs: visions, innovations, and strategies, October 19, 2012, Austin, Texas. 

“The Effects of Performance Budget Reform on Government Resource Allocation:  Asian Countries’ Experiences” paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, October 13-15, 2011, Washington D.C.

“The Dynamic Impacts of Capital Budgetary Institutions on National Growth” paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, October 7-9, 2010, Omaha, Nebraska.

“IT Capital Planning and Budgeting Process,” presentation delivered in the panel titled, “IT Decision making: Maximizing Your Organization’s Technology Investments” at 15th
Annual Midwest Regional Public Finance Conference, Wichita Marriott Hotel: Wichita, KS, February 18, 2010.

“The Dynamic Roles of National Fiscal, Monetary, and Debt Management Policies in National Economic Stabilization: The Experiences of the Developing Countries, paper presented at the 21st Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, September 24-26, 2009, Washington D.C.

“State Government Employment Levels: Inertia, Fiscal Stress, or Federalism,” paper presented at 21st Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, September 24-26, 2009, Washington D.C., with P. Byrnes and A. Schneider

“The Determinants of Highways Authorizations,” paper presented at the 20th Annual Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference, October 24-26, 2008, Washington DC.

“The Patterns of Budget Reform Effects on Thai Government Resource Allocation Outcomes,” paper presented at the Celebration of 175 years of U.S.-Thai Diplomatic Relations, Council on Thai Studies 2008, October 24-25, 2008, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

“Performance-based Budget in Thailand,” paper presented at the Annual Conference for International Public Management Network Asia-Pacific Governance Institute: The Many Faces of Public Management Reform in Asia-Pacific: Moving Ahead Amidst Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Markets, July 7 – 9, 2008, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

“The Impacts of Debt Accessibility on Government Investment Patterns,” paper presented at the 19th Annual Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference, October 24-26, 2007, Washington DC.

“The Effect of Capital Budgetary Institutions on Economic Performance: Developing Countries Experience,” paper presented at the 63rd annual International Atlantic Economic Conference, March 14-18, 2007, Madrid, Spain, with K. Kriz.

“Rationalities in State Capital Budgeting: A Case Study,” paper presented at the 18th Annual Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference, October 19–21, 2006, Atlanta, Georgia.

“Fiscal Policies and Economic Growth in the States,” paper presented at the 98th Annual National Taxation Association Conference, November 13, 2006, Boston, MA.

“Public Infrastructure Investment, Capital Management, and Economic Performance,” paper presented at the 17th annual Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference, November 10-12, 2005, Washington DC.

“Public Infrastructure Investment, Fiscal Policies, and Economical Growth in the States,” paper presented at the 57th annual International Atlantic Economic Conference, March 10-14, 2004, Lisbon, Portugal, with P. Byrnes.


Academic Conference Participation:

Panel Discussant, “Performance Measurement and Performance Management,” the 28th Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, October 6 – 9, 2016, Seattle, Washington.

Panel Chair, “Performance Measurement and Performance Management,” the 26th Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 3-5, 2014.

Panel Organizer, “Capital Budgeting Theory and Practical Implications,” the 26th Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 3-5, 2014.

Panel Moderator, “Capital Improvement Financing and Local Government Service Consolidation,” the 19th Annual Midwest Regional Public Finance Conference, Ambassador Hotel, Wichita KS April 24th – 25th, 2014.

Panel Chair and Discussant, “Public Budgeting Theory,” the 25th Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Washington D.C., October 3-5, 2013.

Committee Member, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Master’s Student Best Paper Award, the 23nd Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Washington DC, October 13-15, 2011.

Panel Chair, “Public Infrastructure Financing,” the 22nd Annual Conference of Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Omaha, Nebraska, October 7-9, 2010.

Panel Chair, “IT Decision making: Maximizing Your Organization’s Technology Investments” at 15thAnnual Midwest Regional Public Finance Conference, Wichita, KS, February 18, 2010.

Discussant, panel on Economic Development, at 63rd Annual International Atlantic Economic Conference, Madrid, Spain, March 14-18, 2007.

Discussant, panel on Investing in Human and Physical Capital, at 57th annual International Atlantic Economic Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, March 10-14, 2004.

Participant, Midwest Research Roundtable, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Omaha, Nebraska, February 2007.

Participant, Midwest Research Roundtable, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Lawrence, Kansas, September, 2008.

Participant, Midwest Research Roundtable, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Wichita, Kansas, April 2009.

Participant, Midwest Research Roundtable, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Wichita, Kansas, February, 2010.


Member of Doctoral Dissertation Supervisory Committees:

Mr. Boris Morosov, Dissertation Committee, Completed in summer 2009-University of Nebraska-Omaha

Ms. Sikarn Issarachaiyos, Dissertation Committee, Completed in summer 2012-University of Nebraska-Omaha

Ms.Yan Xioa, Field Exam Referee, in spring 2012-University of Nebraska-Omaha


SERVICE
Applied Research and Grant:

Principle Investigator, “The Impacts of Art and Entertainment Sectorial Development on Metropolitan Growth” a study is jointly funded by City of Wichita, Art Councils, Knight Foundation and City of Wichita, May-November, 2016. ($56,000 grant)

Principle Investigator, “Cross-border Effects of Food Taxes on Grocery Consumption in KS,” a study provided to Kansas Healthy Kids, KS, 2015 ($14,780 grant)

Co-investigator, “Analysis of HB 2556: State of Kansas Liquor Modernization Act,” a study provided to Kansas Association for Responsible Liquor Law, KS, May, 2014. ($4,000 grant)

Co-investigator, “Water Plant Feasibility Study” a study provided to City of Keechi, KS, June-July, 2014. ($6,000 grant)

Principle Investigator, Summer Research and Creative Project Award, “Performance Efficiency of State Highways”, May 2014-August 2014, ($3,300 grant)

Co-investigator, National Science Foundation, “The Interdependent Infrastructures: An Engineering Approach, $ 531,200 (unfunded project). May 2015.

Principle Investigator, National Science Foundation, “The Roles and Impacts of Interdependent Infrastructures On Economic Performance and Human Ecology, $ 298,881 (unfunded project). May 2014.

Principle Investigator, “Long Term Fiscal Planning for the City of Kechi’s Art and Development District” a study provided to City of Kechi, KS, August-December, 2015. 

Principle Investigator, “Revenue Sharing between Cities of Augusta and Andover, KS for Potential Industrial Development Park White Paper” a study provided to Cities of Andover and Augusta, KS, August-December, 2014. 

Principle Investigator, “Economic Development Policy White Paper” a study provided to Cities of Rose Hill and Goddard, KS, August-December, 2013. 

Principle Investigator, “Assessing Needs for Integrate Learning Program (ILP) and Omaha Public School (OPS)”, the project is collaboration between UNO Service Learning Academy and ILP, September – December, 2011. 

Co-investigator, “City of Omaha Revenue Forecast,” a study provided to Finance Department, City of Omaha, Nebraska, May-August, 2010, 2011, 2012.

Co-investigator, “Financial and Tax Incentives for Energy Conservation,” a study provided to Omaha Public Power Districts—OPPD, fall 2007. ($36,000 grant)

Principle Investigator, “State Tax Incentives for Charitable Contributions,” a study provided to EndowNebraska Coalition, winter 2007.

University of Nebraska at Omaha,  UCAT Conference Travel Grant to attend Electronic Hallway Teaching Workshop, June 10-13, 2007, Seattle, Washington, $750.

Omaha Public Power Districts—OPPD, “Financial and Tax Incentives for Energy Conservation,” July 2007 - December 2007 (co-investigator), $65,688.

Research Triangle: Sustainable Development. Research Triangle on Sustainable Omaha topic,
August 2006-May 2007.

University of Illinois at Springfield, Graduate School of Public Administration Tuition Waivers and Academic Stipends, August 2001- May 2006.

University of Illinois at Springfield, Graduate School of Public Administration Travel Fund for the 57th annual International Atlantic Economic Conference, March 10-14, 2004 - Lisbon, Portugal, $500.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, “A Knowledge Based Approach to Regional Planning,” with P. Byrnes and P. Curry, summer 2004, $3,000.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, “2003 Annual Report of the State and
Regional Economic Development Strategy Project.” with P. Byrnes, summer 2003, $3000.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, “Guide to Private Funding Sources for Community, Government, and Policy Issues” with P. Byrnes, M. Colloton, and J. Small, summer 2003, $700.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, “Guide to Federal and State of Illinois Funding Sources for E-Government,” with P. Byrnes, M. Colloton, and J. Small, summer 2003, $700.


Professional Service:

President, Kansas Chapter-American Society of Public Administration, 2017-2019

Founder, Kansas Chapter-American Society of Public Administration, 2016

Manuscript Reviewer, National Tax Journal, 2016

Manuscript Reviewer, International Review of Public Management, 2013, 2014, 2016

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Public Budgeting & Finance, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Manuscript Reviewer, Municipal Finance Journal, 2014

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting & Financial Management, 2015, 2016

Wichita State University, Mini MPA Program, “Public Capital Planning and Financing”, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Public Presentation, “Budget Allocation Efficiency” Public Finance Professional Lunch and Learn, November 17, 2016, Valley City, KS.

Public Presentation, “The Impact of Art Industries on Local Economic Growth” City of Wichita’s Art Council Public Dialogue, November 1, 2016, Hilton Hotel, Wichita, KS.

Public Presentation, “Are KS City Tax Rates Too High? Benchmarking Approaches” Hugo Wall Day, September 16, 2016, Wichita, KS.

Invited Tenure Referee, University of West Virginia, December 7, 2013. 

Event Organizer, the Nebraska Chapter of American Society of Public Administration—ASPA Public Service Recognition Week Annual Award Reception, May 2010.

Event Organizer, the Nebraska Chapter of American Society of Public Administration—ASPA Public Service Profession Networking Reception, March 2010.

Council Member, the Nebraska Chapter of American Society of Public Administration—ASPA
2008-2010.

Association of Budgeting and Financial Management—ABFM Regional Roundtable, Conference organization assistantship provided to Dr. Bartle, spring 2007.


University Service:

Search Committee, Business Manager Position, Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs, Wichita State University, Fall 2016

Search Committee, School Director Position, Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs, Wichita State University, Spring 2016

Committee, MPA program accreditation by Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration—NASPAA, Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs, Wichita State University, Spring 2014-Spring 2016.

College Council Member, Fairmount College of Liberal Art and Sciences, Wichita State University, 2013-present.

Faculty Senate, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2009-2011.

Faculty Grievance Committee, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2010-2011.

Undergraduate Appeal Committee: spring and summer 2009.

Program Committee, Master of Public Administration—MPA, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2006-2013.

Sub-committee, School of Public Administration Strategic Planning, Goal 3: Outreach/Partnership Accomplishment, fall 2008.

Member, Faculty Salary Task Force, School of Public Administration, fall 2007.

Member, International Task Force, School of Public Administration, fall 2006.


HONORS
Pi Alpha Alpha, The National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, Nebraska Chapter, May 2010.

Academic Program Student Marshal at Commencement, University of Illinois at Springfield, May, 2007.

International Student Service Honor, University of Illinois at Springfield, May 2007.