Robert S. Kravchuk is Associate Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. His teaching and research focus on budget and administrative reform, budgetary politics, and the political economy of former socialist economies in transition, with a special emphasis on Ukraine. His administrative experience includes service as Under Secretary in the Connecticut State budget office, U.S. Treasury Department Resident Budget Advisor to the Ukrainian Minister of Finance, and appointment by the U.S. Secretaries of State and the Treasury as the Financial Advisor to the President of Bosnia-Herzegovina. A frequent writer and lecturer on public budgeting and administrative reform and capacity building, Professor Kravchuk has taught at the University of Connecticut, the University of Hartford, and Le Moyne College. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and two children.