Jonathan P. West

Professor
Director, MPA Program
Secondary Appointments In Management (SBA)

Phone:
(305) 284-2500
Locator Code:
6534

 
About

Jonathan P. West earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University and his B.S. in Political Science from the University of Utah. He is a professor of Political Science and the Director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs at the University of Miami.

For 40 years he has directed UM’s graduate MPA program, and he also heads the newly launched MPP program. Dr. West served as Chair of Political Science for 23 years, and he served as the Interim Chair of the Department of International Studies for a year and a half. His research interests include public policy and administration, human resource management, productivity, local government, and ethics.

Dr. West has published nine books, four research monographs, and over 150 articles and book chapters. His most recent books are co-authored by Berman, Bowman and Van Wart, Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes and Problems (6th edition, Sage 2020); co-authored with Bowman, Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities (2nd edition, Routledge, 2018); co-authored with Sussman and Daynes, American Politics and the Environment (2nd edition, 2016, SUNY Press); co-authored with Bowman and Beck, Achieving Competencies in Public Service: The Professional Edge (2nd edition, M.E. Sharpe, 2010); co-edited with Bowman, American Public Service: Radical Reform and the Merit System (Taylor & Francis, 2007); and with Berman, The Ethics Edge (2nd edition, International City/County Management Administration, 2006).

For 16 years Dr. West was the Managing Editor of Public Integrity, a scholarly journal of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). He is recipient of the national Paul Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service by ASPA, the Manning J. Dauer Award by the Florida Political Science Association, A Lifetime Achievement Award by the ASPA Section on Ethics and Integrity in Government, and a Cornerstone Author Award by Sage Publications.

Dr. West’s previous academic appointments were in the Department of Public Policy, Planning and Administration at the University of Arizona and in the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston. Prior to his academic career he served as a management analyst in the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. doing health-related research. Dr. West teaches courses in human resource management, public policy analysis and implementation, productivity improvement in the public and nonprofit sectors, politics and ethics, and ethical issues in government, nonprofits, and business.

 

Career

Education

1969Ph.D. Political Science Northwestern University
1966 Political Science Northwestern University
1965B.S. Political Science University of Utah

Professional Experience

1987 - Professor, University of Miami
2005 - 2006Interim Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami
2011 - Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Miami
1981 - Director, Graduate Program in Public Administration, University of Miami
1981 - 1987Associate Professor, University of Miami
1975 - 1980Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
1971 - 1975Assistant Professor, University of Houston
1981 - Professor (secondary appointment), Department of Management, University of Miami
2015 - Professor (secondary appointment), Department of Health Sector Management and Policy, University of Miami
2010 - 2015Professor (secondary appointment), Department of International Studies, University of Miami
1974 - 1975Director, Graduate Urban Studies Program, College of Social Sciences, University of Houston
1971 - 1975Adjunct Assistant Professor of Community Medicine, University of Texas School of Public Health
1971 - 1975Assistant to the President, Southwest Center for Urban Research
1971 - 1975Assistant Director, Institute for Urban Studies, University of Houston 1969-1971 Management Analyst, Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.,
1962 - 1962Staff Associate, Washington Office of Senator Frank E. Moss (D-Utah)

Honors & Acknowledgements

Manning J. Dauer Award
 Recipient of the Manning J. Dauer Award 2016 by the Florida Political Science
Association to honor a scholar who distinguished herself/himself nationally and
internationally in both basic and applied research.
Cornerstone Author Award 2015
Sage Publications, Cornerstone Author Award 2015 (for Human Resource Management
in Public Service, 5th edition) recognizing the textbook for its quality and becoming a
mainstay in the discipline.
Paul Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service
Recipient of the national Paul Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service awarded at
the annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, 2014.
Best Article Award
 Best Article Award published in the Review of Public Personnel Administration in 2013
by ASPA Section on Public Personnel Administration and Labor Relations at the 2014
annual ASPA meeting
Chair, Publications Committee, American Society for Public Administration
Chair, Publications Committee, American Society for Public Administration 2013 present
Member, Code of Ethics Implementation Committee, American Society of Public Administration 2013-2015
Chair, Nominating Committee, Best Article Published in Review of Public Personnel Administration, SPALR Section, ASPA, 2015
Outstanding Leadership Award 2012
Recipient of the “Outstanding Leadership Award 2012” by the South Florida Chapter of
American Society for Public Administration, September 13, 2012.
ÔÇťOutstanding Leadership Award 2011
Recipient of the “Outstanding Leadership Award 2011” by the South Florida Chapter of
American Society for Public Administration, June 2, 2011.
Best Article Award published in the American Review of Public Administration
Best Article Award published in the American Review of Public Administration in 2010
by APSA Section on Public Administration at 2011 annual APSA meeting.
Best Article Award published in the Review of Public Personnel Administration in 2009
Best Article Award published in the Review of Public Personnel Administration in 2009
by ASPA Section on Public Personnel Administration and Labor Relations at the 2010
annual ASPA meeting.
30-Years of Continuous Service Award for years on the editorial board of the Review of Public Personnel Administration
30-Years of Continuous Service Award for years on the editorial board of the Review of
Public Personnel Administration presented in 2009 by the ASPA Section on Public
Personnel Administration and Labor Relations at the 2010 annual ASPA meeting.
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Memberships

Editorial Responsibilities
Managing Editor. Public Integrity journal (1998 to 2014). Published quarterly by M.E.
Sharpe (now Routledge) and co-sponsored by the American Society for Public
Administration, the International City/County Management Association, the Council of
State Governments, the Ethics Resource Center and Council on Government Ethics
Laws. Now published by Routledge.
Symposium editor, 30-Year Anniversary of ROPPA, Review of Public Personnel
Administration (2010)
Symposium co-editor, “State Civil Service Reform.” International Journal of Public
Administration (2008).
Symposium co-editor. “State Civil Service Reform.” Review of Public Personnel
Administration (2006)
Symposium editor, “Civil Service Reform in the State of Georgia.” Review of Public
Personnel Administration (2002)
Member of editorial boards of: (1) Review of Public Personnel Administration, (1980-
present). (2) Public Personnel Management (2012-present), (3) Global Virtue Ethics
Review (2000-present); (4) Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion (2009-
2014); (5) Spectrum: The Journal of State Government, (1995-1998). (6) Borderlands
Review and Newsletter (1979-1981); (7) Florida Political Chronicle (2003-present) (8)
member, Academic Advisory Board, Dushkins Publishing Company's Annual Editions:
Business Ethics. (1988-present)
Manuscript reviewer for Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Review of
Public Personnel Administration, American Journal of Political Science, Public
Personnel Management, Public Administration Review, State and Local Government
Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Integrity, Public
Performance & Management Review, American Review of Public Administration,
Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Public Budgeting, Journal of Public Budgeting,
Accounting and Financial Management, Publius, Public Administration, Public
Management Research, International Public Management Journal, Social Science
Journal, Social Science Quarterly, Public Administration, Journal of Public
Administration Education, St. Martin's Press, Dushkin, Harper and Row, Harper Collins,
Houghton Mifflin, MacMillan, Marcel Dekker, McGraw-Hill, Prentice Hall, West
Publishing, Sage, Longman, M.E. Sharpe, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Jossey-Bass,
Bridgeport Education, Inc.
Editor, Texas Public Policy Notes, Institute for Urban Studies, University of Houston, 1975
American Political Science Association
American Society for Public Administration
Western Political Science Association
Southern Political Science Association
Florida Political Science Association
Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Public Administration, Public Policy, American Government, Human Resource Management, Ethics In Public Service, Management Of Local Government

Publications

Jonathan West, J. Bowman Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities (Washington, D.C., CQ Press/Sage. 2015).


Jonathan West, J. Bowman, M. Van Wart Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems (Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage. 2016).


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