"Grand Valley was very instrumental in helping me be who I am today. There are dynamic on-campus experiences available to anyone who chooses to take advantage of them." - Jamon Alexander '05, Development Coordinator, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation
Professor Balfour teaches public management, ethics, organization theory, strategic management, and history of the Holocaust. He is book review editor of Public Administration Review and chair of ASPA’s Section on Ethics and Integrity of Governance. He was the founding managing editor of the Journal of Public Affairs Education and serves on the editorial board of several public affairs journals, including Public Integrity. He is co-author of the award-winning book, Unmasking Administrative Evil (4th edition, Routledge, 2015) and has more than 50 scholarly publications, including book chapters and articles in top national and international public affairs journals. He earned his Ph.D. in public administration from the Florida State University in 1990.