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Donald Kettl

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Donald F. Kettl is professor emeritus and former dean at the University of Maryland and, until his retirement, was the Sid Richardson Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a senior adviser at the Volcker Alliance and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, as well as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Kettl is the author or editor of numerous books, including The Divided States of America (2020); Can Governments Earn Our Trust? (2017); Little Bites of Big Data for Public Policy (2017); The Politics of the Administrative Process (8th edition, 2020), Escaping Jurassic Government: Restoring America’s Lost Commitment to Competence (2016), System under Stress: The Challenge to 21st Century American Democracy Homeland Security and American Politics (2014), The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them (2008), and The Global Public Management Revolution (2005). He has received three lifetime achievement awards, and three of his books have received national best-book awards. Kettl holds a PhD in political science from Yale University. He consults broadly for government organizations at all levels and has appeared frequently in national and international media. He is also a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Professor emeritus and former dean
School of Public Policy
University of Maryland
current
Professor and Academic Director
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Austin
2021
Professor
School of Public Policy
University of Maryland
2018
Nonresident Senior Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Senior Advisor
The Volcker Alliance
Dean
Maryland School of Public Policy
University of Maryland
Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor of Political Science
Fels Center of Government
University of Pennsylvania
Director
Fels Center of Government
University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science
Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Director
Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow
Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies
Vanderbilt University
Assistant Professor of Government
University of Virginia
Primary Policy Areas

Budget and Finance, Urban Affairs

Primary Sector of Expertise

Academic

Primary Functions

Academic Faculty, Academic Administration, Budgeting and Finance, Human Capital

Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Modernize and Reinvigorate the PublicService

No Time to Wait to Revamp the Public Service with Don Kettl

Season: 1 Episode:108 | May 09, 2022

Show Notes:

On this episode, we welcome Dr. Don Kettl, professor emeritus and former dean at the University of Maryland, former professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, at the University of Texas at Austin, and Academy Fellow to discuss the No Time to Wait Reports on public service, the Merit System, and the changes needed for today's public service system.

Read No Time to Wait Reports 1 and 2