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Lance deHaven-Smith

Dr. Lance deHaven-Smith is a Professor Emeritus in the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. A former President of the Florida Political Science Association, he is the author, coauthor, or editor of 15 books on topics ranging from religion and political philosophy to Florida government and politics. While at FSU, he has held a number of positions applying academic knowledge to problems of public policy. He served as: Associate Director of the Florida Institute of Government; Director of the Askew School; Executive Director of the Citizens Commission on Cabinet Reform, which was appointed by the Governor and Cabinet; Executive Director of the Local Government Commission II, which was appointed by the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House; and Executive Director of the National Public Sector Gaming Study Commission, which was established by the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States. Dr. deHaven-Smith’s scholarship is nationally recognized. He has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, CBS Nightly News with Dan Rather, the Jim Lehrer News Hour, CNN, NPR, and other national TV and radio shows. Dr. deHaven-Smith was an infantry rifleman in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He began his teaching career in 1981 as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. While there, he worked his way up the academic ladder to the rank of full Professor and held a number of administrative positions, including Provost of FAU’s campuses in Broward County. He joined Florida State University in 1994.

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James S. Bowman

James S. Bowman is a former military officer and civil servant, and has served 35 years at the School. Bowman has published more than 100 journal articles and chapters on human resource management, ethics, and quality management. He has edited six books and is co-author of The Professional Edge: Competencies in Public Service (2e; Sharpe, 2010) and Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems (5e; Sage, 2015). His most recent book, with Jonathan P. West, is Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities (Sage, 2015). Bowman was the inaugural editor of Public Integrity, an American Society for Public Administration journal, from 1995 to 2014. He is a past National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Fellow as well as a Kellogg Foundation Fellow.

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Earle Klay

Dr. Earle Klay is a professor at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy. Some of his research looks at the future of society in order to identify the problems that will challenge and shape the "public sector," both nonprofits and governments. Other research deals with topics as varied as strategic management, overcoming obstacles to performance reporting, and facilitating organizational learning about new technology applications. A Certified Government Financial Manager, his courses range from "futures studies to procurement and financial management. His several years of practitioner experience include service as a captain in the U.S Army, a systems specialist in a federal agency, a policy analyst for a state legislature, and a senior planner in a governor's office of planning and budgeting. He enjoys a variety of physical activities which help him to be an active boy scout leader.

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