University of Georgia

J. Edward Kellough is Associate Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and Director of the Doctoral Program in Public Administration at the University of Georgia. Professor Kellough teaches courses in Public Personnel Administration/ Human Resources Management, Program Evaluation, Public Administration and Democracy, and other topics. His principal research interests are in the area of public personnel management.

Joseph Wholey

Joseph Wholey is Professor of Public Administration at the University of Southern California, where his work focuses on the use of strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation to improve government performance and accountability.

William Waugh

William L. Waugh, Jr., is Professor Emeritus in Public Management and Policy in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and an adjunct professor in the Executive Masters of Emergency and Crisis Management at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He taught at Mississippi State University and Kansas State University before joining the public administration and political science faculties at GSU in 1985.

James R. Thompson

James R. Thompson is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois–Chicago, where he teaches courses in public personnel management, information technology, and public management. His primary research interests are in the areas of personnel management, civil service reform, administrative reform, and organizational change in the public sector.

James H. Svara

James H. Svara is a research professor of public affairs at Arizona State University and visiting professor in the School of Government at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  He specializes in local government leadership, management, innovation, and ethics.

Katherine Willoughby

Dr. Katherine Willoughby seeks to promote improved budgeting and financial management practices in the public sector. Her primary focus of research is on state government budgetary and fiscal management. Her book, Policy and Politics in State Budgeting, coauthored with Dr. Kurt Thurmaier, examines the relationship between budgeting and policy development as seen through the eyes of analysts employed in executive budget offices in 11 American state governments in the South and Midwest.

Joseph Wholey

Joseph Wholey is Professor of Public Administration at the University of Southern California, where his work focuses on the use of strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation to improve government performance and accountability. Previously, he served as senior advisor for performance and accountability at the U.S. General Accounting Office, and as senior advisor to the deputy director for Management at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Center’s Guide for New Leaders Across Government Now Available

Four years ago, the IBM Center for The Business of Government released a book to guide new government executives, especially new political appointees. The goal of the book was to quickly acclimate new government executives to the world of public service as practiced in Washington, D.C.

What Can We Learn About Managing Through Tight Budgets?

On behalf of the IBM Center for The Business of Government, we are pleased to present this report, Managing Budgets During Fiscal Stress: Lessons for Local Government Officials by Jeremy M.Goldberg, University of San Francisco, and and Max Neiman, University of California at Berkeley.

Empowering Citizens with Money and Social Media

work in practice? Do busy citizens actually get involved? Inspired by successful efforts in Brazil and other countries around the world, several U.S. communities have undertaken pilot efforts to allow citizens to directly decide how monies are spent in their neighborhoods. However, one of the biggest concerns raised by critics of this approach is that not enough citizens actually participate to make the efforts meaningful and legitimate. A new report for the IBM Center by Dr.

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