The John Glenn College of Public Affairs is delighted to announce that Dr. Jim Landers will be joining the faculty as the Enarson Fellow in Public Budgeting and Financial Management this fall.
Until this appointment, Landers was the director of the Office of Fiscal and Management Analysis for the Indiana Legislative Services Agency, a nonpartisan research and support organization for the Indiana General Assembly that produces fiscal notes for all bills, produces fiscal research on various issues, and assists in the state's revenue forecast and budget preparation.
“ Jim's extensive practical knowledge of budgeting and financial management and history of public service make him a perfect fit for the Glenn College,” said Trevor Brown, dean of the Glenn College.
Landers, who received his PhD from The Ohio State University's School of Public Policy and Management — a forerunner to the Glenn College — in 1996 also earned an MPA degree from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. He has been a lecturer at the Glenn College and at Northwestern University and an associate faculty member at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
“I’m excited to return to Ohio State, especially to be a member of the Glenn College faculty,” said Landers. “For me one of the wonderful consequences of teaching is I always learn something new when I teach a class. And many times my learning results from the interactions I’ve had with students in classes I’ve taught. It’s a rewarding experience that while the students learn from me, they also teach me a thing or two. As a result, I look forward to taking on the role of teacher and mentor to students in the Glenn College.”
This Enarson Fellow position is a clinical faculty appointment and is named for Harold Enarson the ninth president of The Ohio State University. Enarson Fellows serve the professorship’s goal of strengthening and improving the quality of education at Ohio State with a focus on preparing students for public service.