About the author
Mark F. Dobeck is the Chief Financial Officer for the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) in Washington, DC. Previously, he taught courses in business administration, finance, international investments, financial risk management, organizational behavior, and public policy at Collin County Community College and the University of Texas at Dallas. He has over twenty years of management experience in banking, securities, and information technology, and worked on major financial and banking projects throughout the world, including the development of the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange. He is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.
Euel Elliott is Professor of Government, Politics and Political Economy and Associate Dean for Graduate Education, School of Social Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas. He previously served as Director of the Master of Public Affairs program and Director of Graduate Studies at the university. He has published in a wide range of public policy, political science and economics journals, including Social Science Quarterly, Policy Studies Review, and Journal of Policy Modeling, and has co-edited two books, Chaos Theory in the Social Sciences and Non-linear Dynamics, Complexity and Public Policy.