James S. Bowman is professor of public administration at Florida State University. His primary area is human resource management, complemented by work in ethics and quality management. He is author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters as well as editor of six anthologies. He is coauthor of The Professional Edge (M. E. Sharpe, 2009). He is Editor in Chief of Public Integrity , a journal of the American Society for Public Administration and serves on the editorial boards of three other professional journals. A Kellogg Foundation Fellow and a past Fellow of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, he has a background in business as well as experience in both the military and civil service.
Jonathan P. West is professor and chair of political science and director of the graduate public administration program at the University of Miami.nbsp; His research interests include ethics, public administration, and human resource management.nbsp; He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as nine books.nbsp; In addition to the two books mentioned above co-authored with Bowman and others, he has co-edited American Public Service: Radical Reform and the Merit System (Taylor & Francis, 2007), The Ethics Edge (ICMA, 2 nd ed., 2006) and co-authored American Politics and the Environment (Longma n, 2002).nbsp; For 15 years he has been managing editor of Public Integrity journal.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army as a management analyst in the Office of the Surgeon General.