Editor Name: Diane E. Schmidt
University: California State University
Dr. Diane E. Schmidt has been teaching for over 30 years in public policy analysis, local government planning, public administration, and evaluation. She is an professional policy analyst and has worked as a community consultant in policy analysis, needs assessment, public/nonprofit program evaluation, compliance, and, most recently, in collaborative community management. she has published and/or presented research on collaborative management and planning in a variety of forums including the subfields of community development and public administration. She is also the author of a widely recognized writing text entitled, Writing in Political Science, forthcoming in its 5th edition in 2016.