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.
Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
“The Domestic Use of Drones: An Ethical Analysis of Surveillance Issues,” Public Administration Review 76 (4) 2016, pp. 649-659; with Jonathan P. West).
“Drones in Domestic Law Enforcement: Ethical Issues, Implementation Practices, and Case Studies,” In R. Sims and W. Sauser, eds., Transforming Government Organizations: Fresh Ideas and Examples from the Field (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2015), pp. 285-314 (with Jonathan P. West and Sally Gertz).
"Electronic Surveillance at Work: An Ethical Analysis," Administration and Society 48 (5) 2016: pp. 628-651 (with Jonathan P. West).
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).
“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: SAGE-CQ Press, 2015), pp. 132-143.
“Labor-Management Relations in Public (and Business) Administration: A Textbook Case? Journal of Public Affairs Education 21 (3) 2015, pp. 449-466 ( with Jonathan P. West).
Awards and Achievements
2015 Sage Cornerstone Author Trophy
Invited Presenter, “Conscious Deliberation and Subconscious Action: The Dishonesty of Honest People,” Global Integrity Summit, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, September 9-10, 2014.
Invited Speaker, “Star Trek’s Mr. Spock vs. The Simpson’s Homer: Philosophical Rationalism and Psychological Realism,” Public Lecture, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, May 20, 2014.
Award: Editorial Excellence, Public Integrity, American Society for Public Administration, 2014.
Invited Presenter, Symposium Celebrating the Ideas and Contributions of John A. Rohr, American University, Washington, D.C., October 26-27, 2012.
Best Article. American Review of Public Administration, 2010 (multi-authored).
Award: Thirty Years of Continuous Service, Editorial Board. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 2010.
Best Article. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 2009 (co-author).
Best Paper in Ethics and Accountability Award. University of Pittsburgh Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership (international competition). 2008 (co-author).