Krishna K. Tummala is Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Public Administration, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506-4030, USA. He specializes in Comparative Administration, Public Budgeting and Public Personnel Management. His books during the last few years include:Public Administration/Policy ,ed.( forthcoming); Comparative Bureaucratic Systems. ed., (2003); Public Administration India (1996). He also edited two symposia on behalf of SICA (Section on International and Comparative Administration, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in 1998 and 1999). Over forty-five articles of his appeared in journals such as: Asian Journal of Political Science; Public Administration Review; Asian Profile;International Journal of Political Science; International Issues; Indian Political Science Journal; Public Budgeting & Financial Management; Asian Survey; International Journal of Public Administration; Administrative Change; Public Personnel Management; Public Budgeting & Finance; Indian Journal of Public Administration; Southern Review of Public Administration; Congressional Record- Senate; Politics, Administration and Change.
Apart from his several publications, he was Chair, Section on International and Comparative Administration (SICA) of the American Society for Pubic Administration (ASPA), Chair of the Kansas Chapter of ASPA, Senior Fulbright Fellow, and a Senior Research Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research. He served on the Editorial Board of PAR. He won the first prize in an international essay contest on "Reservations in the Indian Public Service," held by the Indian Institute of Public Administration, Government of India, and received the "Public Administrator of the year, 2001" award from the Kansas chapter of ASPA. He served as a member of the National Council of ASPA, and the Executive Council of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). He is Vice President (President-elect) of the Public Administration national honor society, Pi Alpha Alpha.