Maiden's research interests are focused on issues related to education funding, including intergovernmental fiscal relationships, the fiscal effects of educational reform, educational capital outlay and debt service and education finance litigation. The results of his research have been published in such journals as The Journal of Education Finance and the Yearbook of American Education Finance Association. He has participated in numerous statewide consulting projects related to financing education. Dr. Maiden is a distinguished Research Fellow at the National Education Finance Academy.
Presents new knowledge about how district spending relates to student achievement as a preliminary indicator of the level of Oklahoma education funding adequacy. Compares two groups of school districts that were demographically similar yet displayed varying degrees of academic achievement to determine if there was a statistically significant difference in their patterns of expenditure.
Aims to ascertain the extent to which inequities in capital outlay funding in Oklahoma influences the equity of current expenditure funding. Assesses the overall equity of the system for funding schools in Oklahoma.