W. Henry Lambright is Professor of Public Administration, International Affairs, and Political Science and Director of the Science and Technology Policy Program at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He teaches courses at the Maxwell School on technology and politics; energy, environment, and resources policy; and bureaucracy and politics.
Lael R. Keiser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and in the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, where she teaches courses on public policy and public administration. Her research focuses on policy implementation in public agencies with a focus on Social Security Disability, Veterans Disability Compensation, and public education.
Dr. Goerdel is Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas. Her research focuses on the contribution of public management to organizational performance, as well as the perceived and actual value of collaboration in interdisciplinary problem solving in the public sector. She has applied both quantitative and qualitative research approaches to confront timely questions of interest to managers, policymakers, and the public in the domains of public education, public health, homeland security governance, and terrorism intelligence and information sharing.
Ann Cotten is the Director of the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore. The Schaefer Center is an applied research unit within the School of Public Affairs with a mission to bring the knowledge and expertise of the university community to bear in solving the problems faced by government and non-profit organizations. The Center’s work focuses on program evaluation, opinion research, strategic management and performance measurement, and management consulting.
Dr. Ross Clayton’s professional experience includes eight years of federal service as a management analyst and as a member of Navy research and development project teams as well as more than 30 years as a university professor. His focus in his research and teaching has been on organizational and managerial analysis. Professor Clayton served on the faculties of the University of Southern California, the Federal Executive Institute, and the National Institute of Public Administration in Malaysia. He was the founding director of the California Leadership Institute
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.
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.
Dr. Genie Stowers is Professor of Public Administration at San Francisco State University. Her current research interests are online service delivery by cities and data visualization and mining in the public sector.
Richard Schwester is a senior research associate for the National Center for Public Productivity and a doctoral student in the Graduate Department of Public Administration, Rutgers University-Newark. Schwester received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.A. from Rutgers University-Newark, both in political science.
Dr. Richard Callahan is an Associate Professor with the University of San Francisco’s School of Management. He teaches graduate degree courses in public administration in strategy, leadership, and governance. He has been funded for research projects on governance from the Haynes Foundation, Bedrosian Center on Governance, and has a Fulbright Specialist Program award for teaching leadership, institutional design, and governance in Istanbul, Turkey. Additionally, he works with universities in the states of Vera Cruz, Aguascalientes, and Yucatan, Mexico.