Editorial Board Biographies

Mohamad G. Alkadry serves as professor of public administration and director of the Master of Public Administration program at Florida International University (FIU). He previously held academic and administrative appointments at West Virginia University and Old Dominion University. He received his PhD from Florida Atlantic University (2000). He is co-author of Women and Public Service: Barriers, Challenges and Opportunities (2013–14) and has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Shyaka Anastase has a PhD in political science and has been CEO of the Rwanda Governance Board since 2011. In 2010, he invented the Rwanda Governance Scorecard, a governance index for Rwanda. He was formerly director of the Center for Conflict Management at National University of 2 Public Administration Review • xxxx | xxxx 2016 Rwanda. He is board member of the UN Global Center for Public Service Excellence as well as the Global Advisory Council of World Learning. He is also a former Fulbright Scholar in Residence at George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College. He is author of Conflicts in the Great Lakes Region and Approaches for Their Resolution and co-author of Performance of Past and Present Political Parties in Rwanda .

Lotte Bøgh Andersen is professor of political science at Aarhus University & Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research, Denmark. Her research interests focus on leadership, administration and management in public organizations, especially motivation and performance of public employees, leadership strategies, professional norms and economic incentives.

Simon A. Andrew is associate professor of public administration at University of North Texas. His research interests focus on institutional collective action dilemmas in the context of natural disasters, organizational resilience, and international disasters and development. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, among others. Dr. Andrew received his PhD in Public Administration and Policy from the Askew School at Florida State University.

Claudia N. Avellaneda is associate professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University. She is interested in public management and governance in developing countries, local governments, public policy and comparative politics, with a regional focus on Latin America. Her current research examines the determinants of local government performance and highlights the role of mayors’ background, networking activities and decisionmaking.

Dr. Frances Berry is the Askew Eminent Scholar and Frank Sherwood Professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. She is a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration, and was awarded the Distinguished Research Award (2013) from ASPA and NASPAA. She served as President of PMRA (2013–15), and President of NASPAA in 2011. Professor Berry ’ s expertise is in policy and management innovation, diffusion, and strategic performance management.

Sanya Carley is Associate Professor and Chair of the Policy Analysis and Public Finance faculty at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University. Her research focuses on electricity and transportation policy, energy-based economic development, sustainability, and public perceptions of emerging energy technologies. Dr. Carley received her Ph.D. in public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Daniel Carpenter is Allie S. Freed Professor of Government in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and director of the social sciences program at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow and an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and has held fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Brookings Institution and the Santa Fe Institute. He received his doctorate in political science from the University of Chicago.

Lawrence Cooley is founder and president emeritus of Management Systems International, a private consulting firm specializing in democracy and governance, international development and performance management. Mr. Cooley directedMSI’s Implementing Policy Change program advising governments on change management and oversees MSI’s work on taking innovation to scale. He is a National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) fellow and Board member and holds advanced degrees from Colombia University, Princeton University and Cranfield University in the UK.

Elizabeth H. Curda is Acting Director at GAO, where she has audited federal agencies on the implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act and the use of strategic planning, performance measurement and other management tools to achieve results. Ms. Curda is former Chair and a current member of the board for ASPA’s Center for Accountability and Performance, which aims to improve the practice of public service by helping public administration and nonprofit professionals acquire the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to successfully manage for results.

Nicole Darnall is professor of management and public policy at Arizona State University ’ s (ASU) School of Public Affairs and its School of Sustainability, and associate director of ASU ’ s Center for Organization Research and Design. Her research investigates nonregulatory governance as it relates to sustainability. Operating at the nexus of management and public policy, she considers the ways in which the absence of state coercion, combined with appropriate institutional design, can encourage organizational and individual sustainability.

Leisha DeHart-Davis is the Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Associate Professor at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She studies bureaucracy, gender, and behavior in public organizations. DeHart-Davis has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. Her book, Creating Effective Rules in Public Sector Organizations , will publish in July 2017 (Georgetown University Press). She chairs the board of advisors to Arizona State University ’ s Center for Organizational Research and Design and serves on the Public Management Research Association board. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Cristina Diaz directs the Policy and Management Center at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario and the Master’s Program on Public Policy Evaluation at the Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos in Argentina. She earned a graduate degree in social sciences from FLACSO and an expert diploma on local development through the International Labour Organization. Since 1984 she has taught graduate and postgraduate courses, developed research, counseled and managed academic activities in various universities in Argentina, Italy and Latin America; served as consultant for national, provincial and local organizations; and was president of the Inter-American Network for Public Administration Education.

Angela M. Evans is dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.  Since joining the school in 2009 as Clinical Professor in the practice of public policy, she has won numerous awards for her teaching in policy development and public management. She served as president of the Association of Policy Analysis and Management and is on the executive council of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.  She is a NAPA fellow.

Jane E. Fountain is distinguished professor of political science and public policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She chairs the Department of Political Science, directs the National Center for Digital Government, is a NAPA fellow, past chair, vice chair and current member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government, and was an appointed member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Innovation.

Beth Gazley is professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and director of the Master of Public Affairs programs at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her research focuses on the intersection of the public and nonprofit sectors to examine collaborative and co-productive activities, governance, volunteerism, performance and civil society policy. Before entering academia, she spent 16 years in consulting, fundraising and public interest politics.

Marcelo Giugale is the Senior Economic Adviser of the World Bank Group’s Vice-presidency of Global Practices for Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions—the professional home of the Group’s 2,000-plus specialists in macroeconomics, trade, finance, poverty reduction, and governance. An international development leader, he led policy dialogue and more than $30 billion in lending operations across the globe. He has written on macroeconomics, fiscal rules, and development economics. He was editor of collections of policy notes published for the presidential transitions in Mexico (2000), Colombia (2002), Ecuador (2003), Bolivia (2006) and Peru (2006). In 2014, he authored “Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know.”

G.L.A. Harris is professor in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. She received her PhD in Public Administration from Rutgers University. Her research examines recruitment and retention patterns in the military and issues affecting military veterans such as healthcare disparities, civil rights, and gender equity. Dr. Harris is also a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and formerly served on active duty with the U.S. Air Force.

Jean Hartley  is professor of public leadership at The Open University Business School, United Kingdom. She is director of The Open University Centre for Policing Research and Learning and also stream lead on public leadership for the Citizenship and Governance at OU research initiative. Her research interests are in public leadership and management; political and managerial leadership; innovation, knowledge-sharing and improvement in public service organizations; employee reactions to change and uncertainty; and organizational and cultural change in public services.

Diana–Camelia Iancu is associate professor of European Governance and dean of faculty at the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Bucharest, and instructor on Good Governance at Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University. She has served as policy expert in development projects of The World Bank Group and OECD and focused on transitional public administrations in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

Tobin Im is professor of public administration at the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University. He holds a doctoral degree in sociology  from the l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Seoul National University. His research and teaching interests include public management, organization theory and comparative administration. He has published nemerous  journal articles and more than 30 books including Public Organizations in Asia(Routeledge) . He publishes Government Competitiveness Ranks covering OECD countries and developing countries. His current research focuses on theorizing government competitiveness from the perspectives of time and space. He has served as president of the Korean Association of Public Administration ( 2015).

Oliver James is professor of political science at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. He works on the politics of public services, citizen-provider relationships, public sector organization and reform, executive politics (particularly politician-administrator relations), regulation of publicly owned and/or funded bodies and services, and methods for using experiments in public management research. He earned his PhD from The London School of Economics, United Kingdom.

Richard Greggory Johnson III is professor of public policy in the School of Management, University of San Francisco. Dr. Johnson is a social equity scholar and is widely published. He was a tenured associate professor at the University of Vermont before being recruited by USF several years ago. He holds graduate degrees from Golden Gate University, DePaul University, and Georgetown University. Dr. Johnson is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Alpha Alpha.

John M. Kamensky is senior fellow with the IBM Center for The Business of Government in Washington, D.C.  During 24 years of public service, he served as deputy director of Vice President Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government, special assistant at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and as assistant director at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. He is a NAPA fellow.

Naim Kapucu is professor of public policy and administration and director of the University of Central Florida’s School of Public Administration. He is also the founding director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management. His research interests focus on collaborative governance, emergency and crisis management, decision-making in complex environments, and social inquiry and public policy. He teaches network governance, leadership, and methodology courses.

Lael Keiser is professor in the political science department and the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. Her research focuses on administrative politics, intergovernmental relations, representative bureaucracy and the implementation of social welfare policy. She has published articles in the Journal of Public Administration Research and TheoryPublic Administration ReviewJournal of Policy Analysis and ManagementAmerican Political Science ReviewAmerican Journal of Political Science and other journals.

Rachel M. Krause  is associate professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas. Her research focuses on issues of local governance, urban sustainability, climate protection, and community perceptions and acceptance of innovative environmental technologies. Her collaborative research on “Integrated City Sustainability: Administrative Apparatus for Overcoming Collective Dilemmas of Agency Fragmentation” is funded by the National Science Foundation ’ s Science of Organizations program.

Sung-Wook Kwon is an Associate Professor and the Interim Director of the MPA Program in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University. He received his Ph.D. in Public Administration from Florida State University, and his research interests include urban and local management, regional governance, intergovernmental relations and collaborative networks. He was a recipient of the 2011 Marshall E. Dimock Award that is presented for the best lead article in Public Administration Review.

Kristina T. Lambright is associate professor in the Department of Public Administration in the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University and is also currently associate dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs. Her research interests include contracting, social service delivery systems, organizational performance, citizen participation, and engaged scholarship. She has published in a cross-section of public administration and nonprofit management journals.

Robert J. Lavigna is director of the Institute for Public Sector Employee EngagementTM, a division of CPS HR Services, an independent government agency. Previously, he was assistant vice chancellor—human resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, vice president—research for the Partnership for Public Service, senior manager for CPS Human Resource Services and administrator of the Wisconsin civil service system. Prior to that appointment, he served with the U.S. Government Accountability Office for 17 years.

Eliza W.Y. Lee is professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration and director of Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong. Her current research interests include civil society organizations, civic engagement, collaborative governance and the politics of social policy development. Her articles have appeared in Policy and Politics, International Public Management Journal, Governance, Journal of Social Policy, Voluntas, International Review of Administrative Sciences and Public Administration Review.

Mark Lubell is professor in the UC Davis Department of Environmental Science and Policy. Dr. Lubell studies collaborative environmental governance and environmental behavior using quantitative and qualitative methods. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His current research topics include water management, sustainable agriculture, climate change adaptation and behavioral economics experiments in cooperation.

Michael Massiah is chief of capital planning, execution, and asset management at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. During his 35 years of service, Michael Massiah has worked in progressively more responsible roles within the agency holding key positions such as manager, employment division, human resources department; and director, business and job opportunity where he directed programs that supported achievement of women, minority, and small business enterprises.

Tad McGalliard is research and technical assistance director at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). He oversees the research and technical assistance activities of ICMA’s centers for sustainable communities, management strategies and performance analytics. He previously served four years as ICMA’s first sustainability director, where he managed many federal, foundation and corporate funded awards. Prior to joining ICMA, Mr. McGalliard worked as an extension associate for Cornell University’s Work and Environment Initiative and the Center for the Environment from 1995-2003.

Charles E. Menifield is professor and associate dean for academic programs in the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has written five books, numerous articles, and book chapters examining issues related to budgeting Thank You and Welcome Aboard! 3 and financial management, public health and welfare, transparency in government, and minority politics. In 2006, he won the V.O. Key Award for the best book written on southern politics in the United States.

Ines Mergel is full professor of public administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Professor Mergel’s research focuses on innovations in technology management and public service delivery. She has published four books on social media technologies and social networking methods, over thirty peer-reviewed articles in leading public administration journals, and frequently contributes to research reports for practitioners on the emerging topics in the public sector.

J. Christopher Mihm is managing director for strategic issues at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. He is working on topics such as governance, interagency collaboration, strategic planning and performance management.  He is an elected member of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee (IAAC) of the United Nations.

Stephanie Moulton is associate professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University. Moulton’s research focuses on public policy implementation, evaluation and management. Moulton specializes in housing and consumer finance policy. Her research has been funded by the MacArthur Foundation, The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Fannie Mae and The Social Security Administration. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

Samuel L. Myers, Jr.  is the Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. His areas of specialty are applied microeconomic policy analysis, racial inequality and public policy, analysis of discrimination, and law and economics. Myers is a former president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, the National Economic Association, and an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Kimberly Nelson is associate professor of public administration and government at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research and teaching interests focus on local government management, local government form and structure and innovation in local government. Her research has been published in leading journals including Public Administration ReviewThe American Review of Public AdministrationUrban Affairs Review and State and Local Government Review.

Kathryn Newcomer is director of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University teaching graduate-level courses on public and nonprofit program evaluation and research design. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. She is president of the American Evaluation Association and in 2006–07 served as president of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Kathryn has published five books and many articles in journals including Public Administration Review and American Journal of Evaluation . Kathryn earned her PhD in political science from the University of Iowa.

Janine O’Flynn is professor of public management at the University of Melbourne and her expertise is in public-sector reform and relationships. She is an elected member of the Executive Board of the International Research Society of Public Management and Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria). Since 2015 she has been one of the Editors of the Australian Journal of Public Administration.

Sonia M. Ospinais professor of public management and policy at NYU/Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Her research interests include leadership and social transformation, governance reform and the craft of qualitative research. She presided the Inter-American Network of Public Administration Education and was on the APPAM and NASPAA boards. Presently, she is an elected Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration, and a member of the Scientific Council of CLAD, a Latin American intergovernmental body.

Regina Silvia Pacheco is associate professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo, Brazil, since 1988, teaching public administration and government at undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. She has also been director of the Professional Masters in Public Policy and Management since 2009. From 1995 to 2002 she worked in the federal government as dean of the National School of Public Administration in Brasilia.

John Palguta is former vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. Previously, Mr. Palguta was a career member of the federal senior executive service and director of policy and evaluation for the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. He received a Bachelor’s degree from California State University at Northridge and a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California. He is a NAPA Fellow and has been a member of ASPA for more than 40 years. Mr. Palguta also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

Clay Pearson joined the City of Pearland, Texas, as city manager in 2014 with 25 years’ experience in municipal government. Prior to Pearland, he served the City of Novi, Michigan, and the City of Elgin, Illinois, after graduate school at the University of Kansas, earning an MPA. Pearson is active with the International City/ County Management Association (ICMA). With ICMA, Clay has most recently been involved with chairing the International Committee of ICMA. He has taught a summer class at the Chinese University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, and presented on the practices of U.S. local government throughout the world.

Shannon Portillo is associate professor and undergraduate programs coordinator at the University of Kansas School of Public Affairs and Administration. Dr. Portillo takes an interdisciplinary approach to her work pulling on theories and methods in public administration and law and society to explore how rules and policies are carried out within public organizations. To date she has done work in a broad array of organizations including the military, courts, policing, education, and city management.

Aseem Prakash is professor of political science, the Walker Family Professor for the College of Arts and Sciences, and the founding director of the Center for Environmental Politics at University of Washington, Seattle. He received BA with Honors in Economics from St. Stephen ’ s College, Delhi, MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and joint PhD from Political Science and SPEA, Indiana University, Bloomington. He studies environmental policy, climate governance, NGOs and nonprofits, and voluntary regulation.
Isabella Proeller is professor for public and nonprofit management at the University of Potsdam in Germany and speaker of the board of directors of the Potsdam Center for Public Policy and Management. In teaching and research her areas of expertise are management oriented reforms, in particular strategic and performance management. She serves on the board of IRSPM and has been a member of the EGPA steering committee from 2009-2016.

Constantin Marius Profiroiu is dean of the School of Administration and Public Management and professor of public policy and good governance at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. Since 2014 he has been the President of the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe. He held the post of State Secretary within the Ministry of Public Administration and Interior between 2002-2004, where he was responsible for the public administration reform in Romania.

Edgar E. Ramírez de la Cruz is professor in the Public Administration Department at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City. His primary research interest is urban policy and management. He is editor-in-chief of Gestión y Política Pública and associate editor of Urban Affairs Review. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy.

P. S. Reddy is senior professor at the University of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa. He is the project director of the Working Group on Local Governance and Development of IASIA, serves on its board of management and on the IASIA/UNDESA Taskforce for Effective Local Public Administration. He is an alternate board member of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum.  Professor Reddy is a rated researcher and a member of one of the specialist committees of the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

Norma M. Riccucci is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University at Newark. She has published extensively in the areas of public management, social equity and human resources management, including Public Administration: Traditions of Inquiry and Philosophies of Knowledge(Georgetown University Press) and How Management Matters: Street Level Bureaucrats and Welfare Reform (Georgetown University Press). Dr. Riccucci is a NAPA Fellow and recipient of several national awards including the ASPA Dwight Waldo Award for a lifelong contribution to public administration.

Reginald L. Robinson is director and professor at the University of Kansas’ School of Public Affairs and Administration. He is a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow and a member of NAPA’s Board of Directors. He has served as President/CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents and at senior levels in the U.S. Justice Department, including White House Fellow assigned as Special Assistant to Attorney General Janet Reno, Deputy Assistant Attorney General (Office of Justice Programs), Deputy Associate Attorney General and Acting Director of the Office for Victims of Crime.

Ellen V. Rubin’s research focuses on public personnel management, including the consequences of employee perceptions of fairness in the workplace, performance management, civil service reform, and labor relations. Her research spans federal, state, and local government. Dr. Rubin is currently director of the PhD program in public administration and policy at SUNY Albany. She also serves on the editorial boards of Review of Public Personnel Administration and Public Personnel Management .

Antoinette Samuel is deputy executive director of the National Leagues of Cities (NLC). Prior to joining NLC in 2013, Samuel was executive director of ASPA from 2004 to 2013. She received her BA from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA, and her Master of Public Administration from Texas Southern University. Ms. Samuel is a certified association executive (CAE) and a Fellow of both the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and NAPA.

Sally Selden is associate dean of academic affairs and professor of management and leadership studies at Lynchburg College. She also serves as director of research for the doctoral program in Leadership Studies and as the college’s research integrity officer. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Georgia and her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Virginia. She is a NAPA fellow and author of Human Capital: Tools and Strategies for the Public Sector (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2009).

Dan Smith is associate professor and director of the MPA program in the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on the effects of state fiscal institutions, especially balanced budget requirements, and the implications of how states accumulate and use fund balances in state rainy day funds, unemployment trusts and pension funds. He earned his Ph.D. in public administration at the University of Georgia.

Jessica E. Sowa is associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore. Her research focuses on public and nonprofit management, including high-performance work systems, strategic human capital management, organizational effectiveness, and interorganizational collaboration. She is currently completing an edited volume on nonprofit human resource management and a book on organizational behavior in the public service.

William Spriggs is professor in, and former chair of, the Department of Economics at Howard University and serves as Chief Economist to the AFL-CIO. In that role he chairs the Economic Policy Working Group for the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD, and serves on the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Among many policy and teaching positons he has held, he served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2009 to 2012.

Ileana Steccolini is professor of accounting and finance and director of research at Newcastle University London campus in the United Kingdom. Her research focuses on public sector accounting, performance management and accountability, reform and change processes, at the interface between public administration, management and accounting studies.

Jill L. Tao is the first international professor of public administration at Incheon National University (INU) in Songdo International City, Republic of Korea. Her specific areas of research examine the behavior of subnational governments, especially as innovators in political and economic behavior, in addressing issues of a chronic yet pressing nature: poverty, intergenerational sustainability and resource depletion. She is currently serving as Dean of the Office of International Affairs at INU.

Antonio F. Tavares holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Florida State University. He is associate professor of the School of Economics and Management and member of the Research Center in Political Science at the University of Minho, Portugal. He is also adjunct associate professor at the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV). His research interests focus on the fields of local government and urban politics. He is co-editor of the Urban Affairs Review.

Jeannette Taylor is associate professor of political science and international relations at the University of Western Australia. Her research focuses on public administration and policy, particularly evaluating the impact of recent administrative reforms on public service. She examines public service in Australia with concentrations on productivity, performance and human resource management.

Manuel P. Teodoro’s research connects management, politics and public policy, with emphases on executive leadership in public organizations, American local government and environmental and regulatory policy. He is author of more than a dozen articles, as well as Bureaucratic Ambition: Careers, Motives and the Innovative Administrator (Johns Hopkins, 2011), which shows how career systems foster or frustrate public entrepreneurship. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Water Research Foundation.

Craig W. Thomas 
is professor in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington, where he teaches and conducts research on collaborative governance and environmental policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the former editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Steven Van de Walle is professor of public management at the Public Governance Institute, KU Leuven, Belgium. Prior to joining KU Leuven in 2016, he held the chair of public management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focuses on public sector reform, public service failure, socialization of new recruits, and attitudes of public sector workers to citizens. His most recent book is Public Administration Reforms in Europe: The View from the Top .

Wouter Van Dooren is associate professor of public administration at the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp Management School (Belgium). He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Leuven (Belgium). His research interests include public-sector performance; performance indicator use and regulatory indicators; accountability for performance; citizen participation and bureaucratic mechanisms of exclusion.

Dana Rachel Vashdi is head of the Division of Public Administration and Policy at The University of Haifa, Israel. Dr. Vashdi ’ s research focuses on teams in public organizations, as well as employee well-being, organizational learning, and healthcare policy. Dr. Vashdi has published articles in a wide variety of academic journals including Public Administration Review , Academy of Management Journal , British Medical Journal , Health Expectations , and Public Administration .

Richard M. Walker is Chair Professor of Public Management in the Department of Public Policy at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). At CityU, Dr. Walker is also director of the Laboratory for Public Policy and Management and associate dean of research and postgraduate studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. His research examines the determinants of performance in public organizations, innovation, rules and policy questions surrounding sustainability.

XiaoHu Wang is professor of public management at City University of Hong Kong. He is well known as a specialist in governmental financial management in the US. He chaired American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Section on Public Performance and Management and has served on editorial boards of several international journals. He is council member of ASPA’s International Chapter. His research appears in most prestigious journals in public management, financial management and environmental management.

Susan Webb Yackee 
is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science at UW-Madison. Her scholarly interests include policymaking and interest group politics. She is currently working on a $500,000 grant-funded project to study regulatory policymaking at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She worked as a legislative research assistant in the U.S. Senate before beginning her academic training.

Jiannan Wu is Distinguished Professor and executive vice director of China Institute of Urban Governance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. His research interests include urban governance and performance management.

Eric Zeemering is associate professor in the Department of Public Administration in the School of Public and Global Affairs at Northern Illinois University. He was a recent Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Governance and Public Administration at the University of Ottawa. His research explores collaborative local governance in municipal service delivery and urban sustainability initiatives. He is author of Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities: Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore (Routledge, 2014).