Rosemary O'Leary is the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas, following a 24-year career teaching at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University -Bloomington. O'Leary is the author or editor of eleven books and more than 100 articles and book chapters on public management. She has won ten national research awards and nine teaching awards. She is the only person to win three National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration awards for Best Dissertation (1989), Excellence in Teaching (1996), and Distinguished Research (2004). An elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration, O'Leary was a senior Fulbright scholar in Malaysia and in the Philippines, as well as an Axford Fellow in New Zealand. From 2003 to 2005, O'Leary was a member of the NASA's Return to Flight Task Group assembled in response to the Columbia space shuttle accident. She also has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the International City/County Management Association, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences.