Foundation papers have been commissioned from the following people in the areas of public interest-public value, democracy, public opinion-what people want, elective politics, government, nonprofits, markets, corporate social responsibility, constitutional law, organized labor, media and communications, religious institutions in public life, k-12 education, and higher education.
J. Brian Atwood was unanimously elected Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee in January 2011.From 1993 to 1999 Mr. Atwood served as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Prior to this, he led the Transition Team at the State Department and was Under Secretary of State for Management. During the administration of President Jimmy Carter, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations. In 1981‐82, he was Dean of Professional Studies and Academic Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute. From 2002 until 2010, M.r Atwood was Dean of the Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Other prior positions include President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens International (1999-2002) and founding President of the National Democratic Institute of International Affairs (1985-1993). In 2001, he served on United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Panel on Peace Operations.
Norman Bowie is an emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota in the Carlson School of Management. He formerly held the Elmer L. Anderson Chair in Corporate Responsibility at the University of Minnesota and was a fellow in the Program in Ethics and Professions at Harvard University. Bowie's background in philospophy and business has led to a well regarded academic career in business ethics. Bowie has sat on the Editorial Board of Business Ethics Quarterly and was a Senior Contributing Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics Education. His publications highlight business ethics in the areas of the digital arena, economics, organizational integrity and consumerism
Barry Bozeman, B.A., Ph.D., current resides at the University of Georgia as the Ander Crenshaw Professor of Public Policy. Before joining the University of Georgia, Bozeman served as Regents' Professor of Public Policy, at Georgia Tech, and Professor at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. As a practitioner Bozeman held a position at the National Science Foundation's Division of Information Technology and a visiting position at the Science and Technology Agency's (Japan) National Institute of Science and Technology Policy. Bozeman also served as a consultant to a variety of federal and state agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Commerce, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. In addition, he has helped in the design and evaluation of the national innovation systems of various nation states. Bozeman’s research interests lie in Public management, science and technology policy and higher education, and public values and management.
Robert Bruininks, now returned to academia with the Center for Integrative Leadership, was appointed the President of the University of Minnesota in fall of 2002, and served until July 2011. During his presidential tenure He and his leadership team undertook a transformative strategic positioning effort that raised the University’s academic profile, its service to students and the community, and its stewardship of resources.
Throughout his career, Bruininks has worked to advance the public mission, responsibilities, and accountability of the University of Minnesota and its peer institutions. In 2007, he joined the NCAA Division I Board of Directors; in 2008 he served as chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU); and he was a presidential appointment to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board until 2009. Bruininks also strengthened the University’s ties with Minnesota business and industry, serving on both the Itasca Project and the Minnesota Business Partnership.
Prior to his career in administration, Bruininks’s academic career centered on child and adolescent development and policy research, and strategic improvement in the fields of pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and higher education. His significant scholarly and policy work on behalf of people with developmental disabilities has improved understanding, assessment, treatment, and care for countless individuals and their families, both in Minnesota and nationally and internationally. Bruininks was named Minnesotan of the Year by Minnesota Monthly in 2004 and Executive of the Year by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal in 2009.
John W. Budd is a Professor of Work and Organizations in the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where he holds the Industrial Relations Land Grant Chair and is the Director of the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies. He is a graduate of Colgate University and earned a Ph.D. degree in economics from Princeton University. Professor Budd is the author of Employment with a Human Face: Balancing Efficiency, Equity, and Voice (Cornell University Press), Labor Relations: Striking a Balance (McGraw-Hill/Irwin), Invisible Hands, Invisible Objectives: Bringing Workplace Law and Public Policy into Focus (with Stephen Befort, Stanford University Press), The Thought of Work (Cornell University Press), and numerous journal articles. Professor Budd has also been Director of Graduate Studies for the University of Minnesota’s graduate programs in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. His blog is whither work?
The Rev. Peg Chemberlin, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Churches, was installed as President of the National Council of Churches on November 12, 2009. In 2009, Chemberlin was appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Chemberlin is ordained and holds standing in the Moravian Church of America-North and has dual standing with the United Church of Christ. She was recently bestowed the honor of being named a canon in the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota by Bishop Jelinek.
In her work with the Minnesota Council of Churches, she developed a culture of collaboration and relationship-based programming, establishing MCC as a gateway organization between the faith community and other sectors. She opened up the council’s interaction with Native American tribal leadership, brought the MCC into the cross-sector effort to eliminate poverty in Minnesota by 2020, and launched Decade for Development of Leadership for the Common Good.
Barbara Crosby has taught and written extensively about leadership and public policy, women in leadership, media and public policy, strategic planning, and leadership in transnational contexts. She has conducted training for senior managers of nonprofit, business, and government organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland, and Ukraine. Crosby serves as an associate editor of Leadership Quarterly and has written several book chapters and articles for national journals.
Crosby received a B.A. degree in political science from Vanderbilt University and an M.A. in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also has a Ph.D. in leadership studies from the Union Institute and University. Prior to joining the University, Crosby worked as a gubernatorial press secretary and speechwriter and as a newspaper reporter and editor.
Adam Dahl is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. His research employs historical approaches to study the intersection of democratic theory and American politics. More specifically, his dissertation examines the ways that racial exclusion and empire have shaped the development of democratic politics and culture in the nineteenth century United States. In addition, he is interested in how neoliberalism is transforming the contemporary political system and is re-shaping dominant conceptions and practices of democracy in the process.
Janet Dolan is the past President and Chief Executive Officer of Tennant Company. She retired from Tennant in December, 2005. Janet joined Tennant in 1986 and served there in many capacities during her tenure beginning with Associate General Counsel and ultimately President and CEO.
After 10 years as a trial lawyer and 20 years in Corporate America, Janet has moved on to what she calls “Act III.” in life. In Janet’s Act III., she is working with organizations focused on peace and the development of emerging democracies. She and her husband, William Moore, established the Minnesota Peace Initiative, part of the Norway House. In addition, Janet has started her own business called Act III. Enterprises, a consulting firm established to help others plan for their own Act III.
She also continues to serve on boards including the boards of Donaldson Company and Travelers Companies, Inc. She has served on the NYSE Listed Company Advisory Committee, as well as the SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies. She chairs the Board of Wenger Corporation, a privately-held Minnesota corporation. She also serves on Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media Board of Trustees. She is a Board Member on the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights – U.S. Foundation. She was an Executive Leader at the Center for Integrative Leadership, University of Minnesota, for the 2011-2012 academic year..
Dr. Kaye Husbands Fealing currently serves at the National Academy of Sciences, while on leave as a visiting Professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, where she received the distinction of “Teacher of the Year” for academic years 2008-09 and 2009-10. Prior to coming to the Humphrey, she was the William Brough Professor of Economics at Williams College, where she began her teaching career in 1989. Dr. Husbands Fealing developed the National Science Foundation’s Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program and co-chaired the Science of Science Policy Interagency Task Group from June 2006 through January 2008. She also served as a Program Director in NSF’s Economics Program. Dr. Husbands Fealing was a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Technology Policy and Industrial Development, where she conducted research on NAFTA’s impact on the Mexican and Canadian automotive industries, and research on strategic alliances between aircraft contractors and their subcontractors. Currently Dr. Husbands Fealing is co-editing a The Handbook of the Science of Science Policy, with Julia Lane, John H. Marburger III, Stephanie Shipp, and Bill Valdez. Dr. Husbands Fealing also participates on several panels and boards at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Husbands Fealing is the Midwest representative for the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, is on the Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economics Sciences, and was appointed to the AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy in February 2010. Dr. Husbands Fealing received her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
Thomas Fisher is a professor and dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Educated at Cornell University in architecture and Case Western Reserve University in intellectual history, he previously served as the regional preservation officer at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, the historical architect of the Connecticut State Historical Commission in Hartford, and the editorial director of Progressive Architecture magazine in Stamford, Connecticut.
He has lectured or juried at over 40 different schools of architecture and 60 professional societies, and has published 35 book chapters and over 250 articles in various magazines and journals. He has published five books over the last eight years: two with the University of Minnesota Press entitled, In the Scheme of Things, Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture and Salmela Architect, one by Rockport Press Lake/Flato Buildings and Landscapes, and one by the Architectural Press Architectural Design and Ethics, Tools for Survival. He also co-edited a book with Wolfgang Preiser and Jack Nasar on the design of architecture school buildings, published by Fairchild Books, entitled Designing for Designers, and has recently completed a manuscript of case studies, Ethics for Architects, to be published by the Princeton Architectural Press in 2010.
Lawrence R. Jacobs research examines political representation – the nature and formation of public opinion, whether and how government responds to the public’s policy preferences and other evaluations, and the adaptation of government policy to the changing conditions and circumstances facing Americans. In 12 books and dozens of scholarly articles, Dr. Jacobs has investigated public deliberation and public attitudes toward inequality and social welfare policy; the disconnect of government officials from public policy preference and their efforts to compensate by crafting personality-based appeals; policy making by American presidents (including Barack Obama) and the impacts of institutional and political forces on their decisions; and the formulation and development of health care policy in the United States and other countries.
His articles have been published in such outlets as the American Political Science Review, World Politics, Comparative Politics, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Recently he has published numerous books and reviews on healthcare, class inequality and private interference in public interest.
Laura Kalambokidis is an Associate Professor of Applied Economics and a University of Minnesota Extension Economist. Dr. Kalambokidis teaches Public Finance and does research on a range of federal and state tax policy issues. Her recent research has been on the effectiveness of tax incentives for economic development, the impact of tax subsidies for charitable contributions, and enforcement mechanisms to improve tax compliance.
Dr. Kalambokidis developed the Building Extension’s Public Value Workshop in 2002 to help University of Minnesota Extension faculty advocate for their programs. She has since taught the workshop for Extension organizations in eighteen states. In 2007, she published the workshop curriculum and developed a train-the-trainer course to build Extension organizations’ capacity to conduct their own Building Extension’s Public Value workshops. In 2008, she adapted the curriculum so that University of Minnesota Extension educators could teach public value workshops for non-profit and local government providers of outreach programs. Dr. Kalambokidis’ public value work has been the subject of academic journal articles and presentations at national conferences.
Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Dr. Kalambokidis served as a financial economist in the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Tax Analysis. She has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and a PhD. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Anne Khademian is the director of the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. Her research interests focus on leadership and organizational culture, inclusive management, policy networks, and the work of organizations involved in homeland security and financial regulation. She is the author of numerous articles on public management and public policy, and the books Working with Culture: The Way the Job Gets Done in Public Programs (CQ Press, 2002), Checking on Banks: Autonomy and Accountability in Three Federal Agencies (Brookings, 1996), and The SEC and Capital Market Regulation: The Politics of Expertise. Before joining Virginia Tech, Professor Khademian was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, and taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania. She served as a co-editor for the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and is a member of several editorial boards for public administration and policy journals. She is the incoming editor of the Administrative Profiles section in Public Administration Review. In 2009, she was named a Fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration. She is the co-convener of the CPAP Round Table on Leadership and Administration, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Technology and Security to support a partnership with CPAP in developing a distinctive educational focus on homeland security for emerging leaders working in dynamic interacting systems.
Jane E. Kirtley is the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law. Her primary research area is media law, with interests in free speech, freedom of information, freedom of the press, information privacy and national security . She teaches courses in Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech and Press, Mass Communication Law, Internet Law and Comparative Media Law.
Professor Kirtley received her J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law and her B.S.J and M.S.J. degrees from Northwestern University. She was Executive Director (1985–1999) of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C. She was an Attorney with the law firm of Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle for five years. Other academic work includes teaching as an Adjunct Professor at American University School of Communications (1988–1998) as well as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston in 2004.
Mark H. Moore is the Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations and Faculty Chair of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. He was the Founding Chairman of the Kennedy School's Committee on Executive Programs, and served in that role for over a decade. From 1979-2004, he was the Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy and Management and Faculty Chairman of the Program Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the Kennedy School. His research interests are public management and leadership, civil society and community mobilization, and criminal justice policy and management. His publications include Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government; Dangerous Offenders: The Elusive Targets of Justice; From Children to Citizens: The Mandate for Juvenile Justice; Beyond 911: A New Era for Policing; and Creating Public Value Through State Arts Agencies. Moore's work focuses on the ways in which leaders of public organizations can engage communities in supporting and legitimatizing their work and in the role that value commitments play in enabling leadership in public sector enterprises.
Sam Myers became president-elect of the Association of Public Policy and Management in November 1999 and served as vice president prior to that. Myers has consulted with the National Employment Policy Commission, National Academy of Sciences, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, U.S. General Accounting Office, and U.S. Congressional Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime. He was on the academic advisory board of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, National Council of Black Studies board of directors, and editorial boards of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Social Science Quarterly, and the Review of Black Political Economy. In 1990, the Review of Black Political Economy recognized Myers as one of the top twenty U.S. black economists.
Dr. David O’Fallon is a native Minnesotan, growing up in Litchfield and graduating from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. He earned his PhD in theatre and community from The Union Graduate Institute and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from St. John’s University. He is a national and international speaker and consultant on education reform and transformation, especially through and with the arts and humanities. He has held senior leadership positions at the national, state and local level. Dr. O’Fallon is a visionary and focused on results.
In November 2010, O’Fallon joined the Minnesota Humanities Center as president and CEO, to help transform education and find the common ground to renew and strengthen our democracy through key work with its Legacy Partners. Dr. O’Fallon’s drive is to share and build a compelling vision with partners and have real results, with real change. And his track record shows that.
Sallyanne Payton came to Michigan in 1976 from Washington, D.C., where she was chief counsel for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration of the USDOT, earlier having been staff assistant to the President on the Domestic Council staff. In the private practice of law she was associated with Covington & Burling. She teaches Administrative Law, and has served as a public member and senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States and as chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Her industry specialty is health law; she has been active in the effort to reform federal health care financing and regulation. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Professor Payton holds both B.A. and LL.B. degrees from Stanford University.
Professor Pearson specializes in American politics; her research focuses on the United States Congress, congressional elections, political parties, women and politics, and public opinion. Her dissertation, "Party Discipline in the Contemporary Congress: Rewarding Loyalty in Theory and in Practice," combines quantitative data analysis and interviews of key elites to examine party leaders' strategic use of their legislative prerogatives to reward loyal party members and punish defectors in the House of Representatives. It won the APSA Legislative Studies Section's Carl Albert Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the area of legislative studies in 2004-2005. In addition, "Legislating in Women's Interests? Congresswomen in the 106th Congress" won the CQ Press Award for the best paper presented in the Legislative Studies Section at the 2001 APSA Meeting, and “Discharge Petitions, Agenda Control, and the Congressional Committee System, 1929-1976” (with Eric Schickler) won the CQ Press Award for the best paper presented in the Legislative Studies Section at the 2007 APSA Meeting. In 2002- 2003, she was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and from 1993 to 1998, she worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant for two members of Congress.
Karen Seashore current ly serves as Regents professor; Director of undergraduate studies; Robert Holmes Beck Chair of Ideas in Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. Previously, she has served as department chair, associate dean, and director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement. She teaches in all areas of educational policy and administration, though her research focuses on school improvement and school reform, including an expertise in K-12 leadership improvement and policy, particularly in urban secondary schools. She also researches organizational changes within higher education, with particular attention to faculty roles, and on international comparative policy in educational reform, with a focus of evaluation.
Though she boasts many publications, some recent books include Organizing for School Change (2006), Aligning Student Support with Achievement Goals: The Secondary School Principal’s Guide (with Molly Gordon, 2006), Professional Learning Communities: Divergence, Depth and Dilemmas (with Louise Stoll, 2007), and Building strong school cultures: A guide to leading change (with Sharon Kruse, 2009). She has served as the President of Division A (Educational Administration) of the American Educational Research Association, received the lifetime Contributions to Staff Development award from the National Staff Development Association in 2007, and is the 2009 recipient of the Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from the University Council for Educational Administration.
Steven Rathgeb Smith is the Louis A. Bantle Professor in Business and Government at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Previously, he was the Nancy Bell Evans Professor of Public Affairs at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington where he was also director of the the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy. During 2009-2011, he was also the Waldermar A. Nielsen Chair in Philanthropy at Georgetown University. He has also taught at American University, Duke University, and Washington University at St. Louis. His teaching and research interests include nonprofit organizations, nonprofit and public management, public policy, comparative social policy, and social services.
His publications include Nonprofits for Hire: The Welfare State in the Age of Contracting (with Michael Lipsky), Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector: International Perspectives (co-edited with Susan Phillips) and the forthcoming book with the Johns Hopkins University Press, Nonprofits and Advocacy (co-edited with Robert Pekkanen). Smith also served as president of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and editor of ARNOVA's journal, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ) from 1998-2004.
Joe Soss is the inaugural Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service at the University of Minnesota, where he holds faculty positions in the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Sociology. His research and teaching explore the interplay of democratic politics, socio-economic inequalities, and public policy. He is particularly interested in the political sources and consequences of policies that govern social marginality and shape life conditions for socially marginal groups and has published numerous papers and books on related topics. In 2010, he received the campus-wide Outstanding Faculty Award from the University of Minnesota's Council of Graduate Students (COGS).