Raymond W. Cox III is a professor in the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the University of Akron. He received his PhD in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Tech. Dr. Cox is the author of more than fifty academic and professional publications, including two books (an introductory text, which is being revised for a second edition, and a book on grievance procedures and labor relations) and a dozen reports for government agencies, as well as more than sixty professional papers. His articles have appeared in the leading journals in the field of public management and public sector ethics, including Public Administration Review, Public Administration Quarterly, Public Integrity, the International Journal of Public Administration, and the American Review of Public Administration. His most recent works have been on discretionary judgment and organizational performance. He has served on the editorial boards of three professional journals. He currently serves as chair of the American Society for Public Administration’s Section on Ethics (2007–2009). He is also the chair of the Local Government Management Education committee of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.Dr. Cox brings to the academy nearly two decades of government experience, primarily in state government, and including a term as chief of staff to the lieutenant governor in New Mexico. He also served as a grant administrator for the National Science Foundation. Because of this combination of professional and academic experience, he was approved for the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program. His first assignment was to develop a performance measurement-training program for midlevel managers in the government of Latvia. Later he created a career development-training program for that government. He recently returned from a semester at McGill University in Montreal where he was the research chair in public policy through the Fulbright program.