Robert B. Denhardt is Professor of Public Administration in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He was previously Regents Professor and Director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Dr. Denhardt is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration, a nationwide organization of academics and practitioners in the field of public administration at all levels of government. He is also a member of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration, the field's equivalent of the National Academy of Science. He was the 2004 recipient of ASPA's Dwight Waldo Award, celebrating lifetime achievement in scholarship in public administration. Dr. Denhardt has published a dozen books, including Just Plain Good Management, The Dance of Leadership, The New Public Service, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Pursuit of Significance, In the Shadow of Organization, Theories of Public Organiza tion, and Public Administration: An Action Orientation. Janet V. Denhardt is the Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration in the Price School at the University of Southern California. Dr. Denhardt is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration. She has published seven books, including The New Public Service, The Dance of Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Street-Level Leadership, as well as numerous articles in such journals as Public Administration Review, Administration & Society, and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Her teaching and research interests focus on organizational behavior, leadership, and governance. Maria P. Aristigueta is the president of the American Society for Public Administration, the Charles P. Messick Professor of Public Administration, the Associate Director of the School of Public Policy and Administra tion, and the Senior Policy Fellow in the Institute of Public Administration at the University of Delaware. Her teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of public sector management and include performance measurement, strategic planning, and organizational behavior. She has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and books, including Managing for Results in State Government, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Managing and Measuring Performance in Public and Nonprofit Organizations: An Integrated Approach, and Organizational Behavior, and she was coeditor of the International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management. Her doctorate is from the University of Southern California.