James Bowman
James S. Bowman
Professor, MPA Director
Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
M.A., Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Wisconsin-Madison

Specializations: Human resource administration, professional ethics, quality management systems

Phone: (850) 644-7605
Email: jbowman@fsu.edu
Office: 662 Bellamy

James S. Bowman is professor of public administration at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University. His primary area is human resource management. Noted for this work in ethics and quality management, Dr. Bowman also has done research in environmental administration. He is author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters as well as editor of six anthologies. Bowman has co-authored three books. He served as editor-in-chief of Public Integrity (1995-2014), a journal of the American Society for Public Administration. Bowman also is on the editorial boards of three other journals. A past National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Fellow as well as a Kellogg Foundation Fellow, he has experience in government and business.

Recent Publications and Papers

Human Resource Management: Paradoxes, Processes and Problems (5th ed.; Sage, 2015; with Evan M. Berman, Jonathan P. West, Montgomery R. VanWart)

Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2015; with Jonathan P. West).
“Labor-Management Relations in Public (and Business) Administration: A Textbook Case?” Journal of Public Affairs Education (forthcoming; with Jonathan P. West).

“Electronic Surveillance at Work: An Ethical Analysis,” Administration and Society (forthcoming; with Jonathan P. West).

“Personnel Appraisal No Matter What: Dysfunctional, Detrimental, Dangerous, and Self-Defeating." In S. Hays, R. Kearney, and J. Coggburn, eds., Public Human Resource Management: Problems and Prospects (6th ed.; Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press, 2015), pp. 000-000.

“Electronic Surveillance in the Workplace: Legal, Ethical and Management Issues” In R. Sims and W. Sauser, eds., Legal and Regulatory Issues in Human Resource Management (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2014; with Jonathan P. Weat and Sally Gertz).

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