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Dr. John Topinka

Assistant Professor 

Office: 132 McCord Hall

Phone:  (901) 678-3365
Fax: (901) 678-2981
E-mail: jptpinka@memphis.edu


Classes Taught:

PADM 7602: Public Budgeting and Financial Administration

PADM 7603: Human Resources Management

Areas of Expertise:

  • Budget and Finance
  • Local Government 


John Topinka received his Ph. D. in public administration in 2011 from Florida International University after more than 25 years of varied public sector experience, with 12 years in the Miami- Dade County budget office.  He also has been an adjunct professor at several South Florida universities, teaching budget, finance, emergency and other management course for more than 20 years. His research interests include fiscal health, budget and organizational performance.







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