David Royse has spent 17 years writing about Florida, 15 of them focusing on public policy, politics and the Legislature, first for The Associated Press and then as the founding executive editor of the News Service of Florida. During that time, he covered government, including more than 15 legislative sessions and the administrations of four governors, and political stories, including the deadlocked presidential election of 2000 and every legislative election for more than a decade. Royse has also worked for the AP in Miami and Louisville, Ky., as well as for newspapers and radio stations. A native of Louisville and a graduate of The College of Wooster in Ohio, he has a master's degree in journalism from The University of Missouri.
Bruce Thyer is currently a Professor and former Dean with the College of Social Work at Florida State University.nbsp; Dr. Thyer spent the years 1987 - 2002 with the University of Georgia, where he earned the rank of Distinguished Research Professor.nbsp; He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.nbsp; In 2012 he was elected to the Social Work Academy of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Thyer is the founder and current editor of one of social work's premier journals, RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, and is the author of over 250 articles, 80 chapters and he had authored or edited over 25 professional books.nbsp; His research interests involve the promotion of evidence-based practice, evaluation research, applied behavior analysis, and social work theory.