Alumni UpdateDr. Stephen K. Aikins is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of South Florida (USF). He has private and public sector experience working in various capacities in management, accounting and auditing for nearly twenty years, ten of which were spent in the financial services industry. He joined USF from Bank of the West in Omaha, Nebraska where he was an Assistant Vice President of internal audit. Dr. Aikins was honored in the 2008-2009 edition of Madison Who is Who Registry of Executives and Professionals for his exemplary contribution to the business community. His teaching and research interests include public budgeting and financial management, government auditing, financial crisis and regulatory governance, e-government, technology adoption and financial governance in Africa, project management and political economy. His scholarly work has appeared in various academic journals, including Public Finance and Management, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, International Journal of Public Administration, International Public Management Review, and State and Local Government Review. He is the editor ofManaging E-government Projects: Concepts, Issues and Best Practices and the co-editor of Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance: Politics, Policy and Management Implications. Dr. Aikins holds a BS degree in accounting from the University of Ghana, as well as MBA in accounting and finance, MS in management information systems, and a PhD in public administration from the University of Nebraska. He also has multiple professional certifications, such as Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor. Additionally, he is a member of the National Honor Society for Public Administration, the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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