Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

For Charlie Carlson, the keys are methodology and relationships. By parlaying that combination through three decades of collective bargaining, human resources management, local government consulting and entrepreneurship, Carlson and his partners built an online management company so efficient at retrieving data and compiling reports that Gallup Inc. bought the firm after sampling its software.

Lisa Ellinger is administrator for the Division of Insurance Services of the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.

The director of the university's human resources office will discuss his new book on engaging government employees in a noon seminar on Tuesday, November 26, in 594 Van Hise Hall.
A La Follette School faculty member and a faculty affiliate will share their expertise with the Wisconsin Legislature by serving on two committees that will study state issues and make recommendations for the 2011-12 legislative session.

The house that the La Follette School calls home was overflowing. Well-dressed students waited patiently in the hallways while 11 alumni and friends of the school settled in to conduct a series of mock interviews with the 43 students.

1992 alum Jill J. Karofsky helps prosecutors with cases involving domestic violence and sexual assault as the state's first violence against women resource prosecutor.

The critical thinking skills George Rindelaub learned at what is now the La Follette School helped his Minnesota county reduce its jail population. The 1981 alum's ability to approach problems creatively won him recognition from the Minnesota Association of County Administrator.

Friday, 27 January 2012 08:44

Professors share expertise

La Follette School professors are sharing their perspectives on economics and politics.

The opportunity to choose classes and explore possible career paths prompted Diana Rosales Mitte to change her study-abroad semester into a three-year stay — and then to pursue a Master of International Public Affairs.

Career development coordinator Mary Russell has received a professional development grant that she will use to attend a conference for career professionals in December in Pittsburgh.
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