Dr. Leonard Bright is an associate professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. He holds a PhD in public administration and policy from the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. He has taught full time at the university level since 2003 and offers a wide range of courses central to the Master of Public Service and Administration degree in the Bush School. His research contributions have been recognized through publications in the leading academic journals in his specialty of public management. His publications have had a measurable impact on his field of study as illustrated by the frequent citation of his research. He is considered to be a top national expert on motivation for public service, an important contribution to the mission of the Bush School. Dr. Bright has an extensive set of service activities both on campus and in his profession, that exhibit his commitment to the development of public administration and to community outreach. This commitment is exemplified by his past roles as President of the Metropolitan Louisville Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, President of the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, member of Texas A&M’s Faculty Senate, and member of a number of committees in the Bush School and university at large He has also served in a number of administrative capacities, most recently as an assistant provost in the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies and the assistant dean of graduate education in the Bush School at Texas A&M University.