1996 alum and Georgetown University public policy professor Carolyn Hill has published two volumes, In Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and Outcomes among White and Minority Youth and Public Management: A Three-Dimensional Approach.
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.
Thirteen alumni and friends of the school carried out mock interviews with 34 first-year La Follette school students, giving each practice at interviewing for a job.
Alumni and friends are sharing their insights with students on the tools and skills needed to administer people and other resources. Faculty teaching public management this spring organized two classroom panel discussions, one featuring recent grads, the other senior managers.
La Follette School alum John Bryson received the 2011 Dwight Waldo Award from the American Society for Public Administration. The award honors persons who have made "outstanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration over an extended scholarly career of at least 25 years."
Andrew Behm enjoys working in a policy area that is beginning to change after decades of equilibrium — energy policy.