Biography

Brian C. Chapman SIU System

Dr. Brian C. Chapman currently works for the Southern Illinois University System where he serves as the Executive Director for Regional Outreach and Partnerships, as well as, serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Public Administration Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His areas of teaching and research include: public budgeting and finance, political theory, organizational theory, public ethics and corruption, American government, and legislative bodies.

Last year, Dr. Chapman, along with two other colleagues, presented research analyzing Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports and fund balance policies (and the lack thereof).  Specifically, they focused on compliance with GASB Statement #54 for all 102 Illinois counties.  Their finding was presented at the Southern Political Science Association and the Midwest Political Science Association annual conferences and is scheduled to be published by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.  This year, they expanded their work to a national sample of over 340 counties, parishes, and boroughs and are scheduled to present their findings at two association conferences.

Presently, Dr. Chapman serves as a Township Supervisor, is a member of the Carbondale Business Development Corporation, the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee, the Masters of Public Administration Advisory Board, Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Council, and the Center for Rural Health and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board.  His previous service includes the Jackson County Board (of Supervisors), Trico Unit District 176 School Board, Carbondale Main Street Board, the Trico Area Youth League Board of Directors, and the Central & Southern Illinois Synod Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Dr. Chapman is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, Township Officials of Illinois, Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of County Board Members, Southern Political Science Association, and The American Society for Public Administration, American Association of University Professors, National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the Delta Regional Authority Leadership Network.