Joan E. Pynes is Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida. She received her bachelor's degree in public justice from SUNY Oswego and her PhD in public administration from Florida Atlantic University. She is the author or co-author of five books, most recently Effective Nonprofit Management: Context and Environment and Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Strategic Approach, Third Edition. She has written or co-written more than fifty academic articles, book chapters, technical reports, and encyclopedia entries about public and nonprofit human resources management.
Donald N. Lombardi is Industry Professor of Healthcare, director of the Stevens Healthcare Educational Partnership, and academic director of the Veterans Office at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He has consulted to more than 170 health care organizations in all 50 states and ten foreign countries, has developed seven accreditation programs for the American College of Healthcare Executives since 1986, and has written eleven books, including Handbook for the New Health Care Manager. Dr. Lombardi holds more than fifty U.S. copyrights on organizational planning, management, and development systems for text, on-site, and on-line delivery.