Michael W. Hail is Professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs at Morehead State University, where he also serves as Assistant Dean and Director of the MPA and Government Graduate Programs. Dr. Hail also serves as Director of the Somerset, Kentucky, IRAPP Office. He received his PhD from the University of Delaware and his B.A. from Centre College. Dr. Hail has published in several journals, including Publius: The Journal of Federalism, EURASIP: The Journal of Information Security, P.S.: Political Science and Politics, and The European Legacy: The Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, and has contributed to numerous books, including the Encyclopedia of the Constitution and, Federalism in America. He is the author of “Bush’s New Nationalism: The Life and Death of New Federalism., in Perspectives on the Legacy of George W. Bush, edited by Michael O. Grossman and Ronald E. Mathews Jr. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. He is the co-Editor with John Kincaid of The Federalism Report and Dr. Hail serves on the editorial board of Publius: The Journal of Federalism and The Commonwealth Review of Political Science. Dr. Hail is treasurer of the American Political Science Association, Organized Section One: Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations, and currently serves as treasurer of the Kentucky Political Science Association, of which he is a past president. His research interests include federalism and intergovernmental relations, state and local government, American political thought, and Western political philosophy. Dr. Hail is Associate Director of the Institute for Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (IFIR) at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Hail's recent research grants include awards from: U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, HUD, EDA, and U.S. Department of Education FIPSE. Dr. Hail teaches courses on Federalism and Constitutional Law, Public Management, State and Local Government, Economic Development Policy, Western Political Philosophy, and American Political Thought. Dr. Hail convened a recent federalism conference in Lexington, KY. Dr. Hail’s research page is: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Hail/ Dr. Hail is co-editor of a recent book from the University Press of Kentucky titled Kentucky Government, Politics, and Public Policy. Dr. Hail lives in Somerset, Kentucky, with his wife Charlotte and his two children Sarah Ann and Michael Allen Charles.