Peter L. Cruise, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy and Affiliate Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University. In March 2018, Dr. Cruise was appointed as a Palm Beach County Ethics Commissioner. Both his academic and professional careers have been focused on improving the ethical climate in public sector programs and organizations. Since graduating with his Ph.D. in Public Administration from FAU in 1995, he has taught ethics and organizational behavior in both undergraduate and graduate students in universities in Virginia, Ohio, California, Florida, and Louisiana. Before his teaching career, Dr. Cruise spent 12 years working in management positions in a variety of health and human service settings. He has been a reviewing editor for the Jossey-Bass/John Wiley Health Care Management Book Series, the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, and the e-journal Global Virtue Ethics Review. Dr. Cruise is past Chair of the American Society for Public Administration’s Section on Health and Human Services Administration. In 1995, Dr. Cruise received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.