Edmund C. Stazyk is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University in Washington, DC. Stazyk's research focuses on the application of organization theory and behavior to public management, public administration, and human resource management. His primary interests are in the areas of organizational and individual performance with an emphasis on employee motivation. He also conducts research in the areas of bureaucracy and organizational design, ethics, and human capital. Additional information is available at www.ecstazyk.com.