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 a 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 co-authored, with Berman, West, and VanWart, Human Resource Management: Paradoxes, Processes and Problems (4th ed.; Sage, 2012) and The Professional Edge: Competencies for Public Service (2nd ed.; Sharpe, 2009). He is editor-in-chief of Public Integrity , a journal of the American Society for Public Administration. Bowman also serves 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

Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, forthcoming, 2013; with Jonathan P. West).
“Conscious Deliberation and Subconscious Action: The Dishonesty of Honest People.” In R. Ghere and G. Frederickson, eds., Ethics in Public Management (2nd ed., Armonk, New York: Sharpe, 2013), pp. 000-000.

“Personnel Appraisal No Matter What: Dysfunctional, Detrimental, Dangerous, and Self-Defeating. I n S. Hays, R. Kearney, and J. Coggburn, eds., Public Human Resource Management: Problems and Prospects (6 th ed.; Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2013), pp. 000-000.

“Public Pay Disclosure in State Government: An Ethical Analysis” American Review of Public Administration (with Kelly Stevens); forthcoming.

“Public Service as a Calling: Reflections, Retreat, Revival, Resolve,” Journal of Workplace Rights 16 (1), 2012, pp. 47-61.

“The Profession of Public Administration: Promise, Problems and Prospects,” in Donald C. Menzel and Harvey L. White, eds., The State of Public Administration: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2011), pp. 25-35 (with Jonathan P. West).

“State Government Human Resource Professionals' Commitment to Employment At Will,” American Review of Public Administration 40 (2), 2010: pp.189-208 (with Jerrell D. Coggburn, R. Paul Battaglio, Stepthen E. Condrey, Doug Goodman, Jonathan P. West.

"The Success of Failure: The Paradox of Performance Pay,” Review of Public Personnel Administration 30 (1 ) , 2010, pp. 70-88.

Recent Awards and Achievements

Best Article Award for 2010, "State Government Human Resource Professionals' Commitment to Employment at Will" American Review of Public Administration (multi-authored).

2010 Review of Public Personnel Administration Award: 30 Years of Continuous Service, Editorial Board

Best Article Published in 2009, “State ‘Little' Hatch Acts: The State of the Nation,” Review of Public Personnel Administration (with Jonathan P. West)

2008 University of Pittsburgh Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership Award for Best Paper in Ethics and Accountability: “To ‘Re-Hatch' Public Employees or Not? An Ethical Analysis of the Relaxation of Restrictions on Political Activities in Civil Service,” Public Administration Review 69 (January/February, 2009), pp. 52-62 (with Jonathan P. West).

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