Dr. Lawrence L. Martin is associate professor of public administration at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Dr. Martin holds the bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees from Arizona State University at Tempe and an M.I.M. degree from the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona. He is co-author/co-editor of three books: Purchase of Service Contracting (Sage, 1987), Designing and Managing Programs (Sage, 1990), and Handbook of Public Budgeting and Financial Management (Marcel-Dekker, 1992). He is also the author/co-author of over 30 articles and book chapters dealing with privatization and state and local government. Before assuming his current academic position, Dr. Martin worked for 15 years as a state and local government manager in Arizona.