Valencia A Prentice, Ph.D., CPA
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 315
 Phone: 216-687-5261
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 315, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Public Administration, University of North Texas
M.S., Economics, University of North Texas
M.S., Finance, Webster University
B.A., Accounting and MIS, Lindenwood University
Graduate Academic Certificate, Geographic Information Systems, University of North Texas
Brief Bio:
Valencia Prentice is an Assistant Professor in the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education. Her research focuses on the economic impact of expenditures by local governments and nonprofits on property values, and their effect on the redistribution of property wealth.

She has presented her research at national conferences including the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM), American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA), Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), and the Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA).

Prior to her academic career, Valencia served as the Deputy Accountant General in the Treasury Department and as a Finance Officer in the Ministry of Finance, Anguilla, W.I. She also was a consultant in the Ministry of Finance for the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, W.I.
Honors and Awards:
Lincoln Institute Scholar. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 2023

The Outstanding Ph.D. Student for the Academic year 2021 - 2022. UNT. Spring 2022

ASPA Founder's Fellow. Class of 2022

Toulouse Graduate School (TGS) Graduate Student Research Award. UNT. Spring 2022
Research Interests:
Municipal budgeting and finance, property valuation impacts, property wealth distribution, and the economics of nonprofits
Teaching Areas:
Public Sector Economics, Nonprofit Finance, Nonprofit Management, GIS Principles