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Dennis R. Strachota

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Adjunct Instructor, MPA Program
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Dennis R. Strachota joined the School of Government as adjunct faculty in the MPA program in 2017 and currently teaches the online Public Financial Management course. Strachota has more than 40 years of experience in state and local government as an analyst and a budget and finance director. Prior to his retirement from the public sector in 2014, he served as budget director and assistant finance director for the City of Long Beach, CA. Among other positions, he also served as lead budget consultant and trainer for the Government Finance Officers Association. Strachota has edited, authored, and coauthored several publications on public budgeting and finance and has more than 14 years of experience teaching at the graduate level. He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School.