Justin Marlowe is assistant professor of public affairs at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. He was previously on the faculty of the Department of Public Administration at the University of Kansas and served as analyst with the Council of State Governments. His research on public budgeting and finance, accounting, citizen participation and trust in government and other topics has been published in Public Budgeting and Finance, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Municipal Finance Journal, Public Administration Review, International Journal of Public Administration and other journals. In 2007 he received the Jesse Burkhead Award for best article published in Public Budgeting and Finance. He has written two books including, "Management Policies in Local Government Finance," 6th Edition that will be published in 2010. He received his PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2004.