Roland Calia, Ph.D.

Roland Calia
Associate Dean
Stuard School of Business
Illinois Institute of Technology
Program Director, Master of Public Administration
Program Director, Master of Sustainability Management
Industry Associate Professor of Public Administration





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Ph.D., University of Chicago, Political Science
M.A., Claremont Graduate School, Government
B.A., University of Redlands, Political Science and History


Roland Calia is an Associate Dean at the Illinois Tech Stuart School of Business. Dr. Calia is also Director of the Master in Public Administration and the Master of Sustainability Management programs. He has extensive consulting experience in public financial management in the areas of budget, tax and performance measurement for a wide variety of clients, including the State of Illinois, Cook County and the Civic Federation of Chicago.

He previously served as a Senior Manager in the Research and Consulting Center of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), where he managed GFOA's national training programs on financial management and staffed GFOA's Committee on Budgeting and Management. The Committee develops national recommended practices on state and local budgeting.

Prior to his work at GFOA, he served as Director of Research for The Civic Federation, a governmental research organization in Chicago, where his research focused on property taxes and government budgeting.

He has served as a member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC), the standard setting body for governmental accounting in the U.S. and as a trustee of the Governmental Research Association (GRA).

Affiliated Programs: 

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Master of Sustainability Management


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