Paul Collins was Editor, Public Administration & Development (PAD) for 15 years and now Hon. Advisory Editor. He served at Universities in the UK (Sussex and Bath), the Americas (Connecticut, Texas and Sao Paulo) and Africa (Tanzania, Nigeria and Ghana). He was at the UN, New York, 1981-91, rising to Principal Management Adviser of UNDPs Policy Bureau. He returned to the UK as Principal Consultant of the Royal Institute of Public Administration in 1991 and has since advised the World Bank, UK DFID, UNDP, EC and other bi-laterals in over 50 countries in Central America/Caribbean, Africa, E/Central Europe and Asia. Over the last years, he has been Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Hong Kong City University and currently at Chongqing University, China, and for 3 years Special Professor of Public Administration at Nottingham University. He is Senior Hon. Research Fellow, IDD, Birmingham University. He holds a D.Phil. from Sussex University.
Soonhee Kim is a Professor of Public Administration at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management, and is a Senior Research Associate at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Professor Kim’s areas of expertise include public management, human resources management, e-government, local governance, and leadership development. She is co-editor of Public Administration in the Context of Global Governance (Edward Elgar, 2015), the Future of Public Administration Around the World: The Minnowbrook Perspective (Georgetown University Press, 2010) and Public Sector Human Resource Management (Sage, 2012). She is co-author of Individual Performance Appraisal System in the Government of Korea (Korea Development Institute, 2013). Professor Kim serves as an editor of international features in the Public Administration Review, and as editorial board member for the Springer Book Series on Governance and Citizenship in Asia, Review of Public Personnel Administration, International Review of Public Administration, Public Integrity, and Korean Journal of Policy Studies. She also serves as regional vice-president of North America in the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) – IIAS, and as co-chair of the IIAS Study Group on Trust and Public Attitudes. Professor Kim received her Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York in 1998.
Reuben Sebenzile Masango is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and Management and Director of the School of Governmental and Social Sciences which hosts three academic departments – Department of Public Management and Leadership, Department of Political and Conflict Studies, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. He holds the degree of Doctor of Administration from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He joined Vista University as a Lecturer in 1995 which merged with the University of Port Elizabeth and Port Elizabeth Technikon to form Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2005 when the rationalisation of South African Universities took place. He was then appointed Head of the Department of Political and Governmental Studies from 2007 to 2013. He has presented various papers at national and international conferences and published several articles in accredited and peer reviewed journals, nationally and internationally. He is actively involved in cutting-edge research in the Public Administration and Management and supervises masters and doctoral candidates