MPA program hosts Dr. Donald F. Kettl in spring Town and Gown

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Dr. Donald F. Kettl

Augusta University’s Master of Public Administration program will host Dr. Donald F. Kettl for the virtual spring Town and Gown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. Kettl will discuss the issue of trust in government.

From graduating Yale University with a doctorate in political science to serving as a nonresident senior at the Brookings Institution, Kettl has proven to maximize education for his career path. He has twice won the Louis Brownlow Book Award and holds three lifetime achievement awards including the American Political Science Association’s John Gaus Award, Warner W. Stockberger Achievement Award and Daniel C. Stone award of the American Society for Public Administration.

Kettl is a well-rounded scholar, community leader and accomplished author. His background as the former University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy dean continues at the University of Texas where he currently specializes in teaching public management and policy. 

Also, Kettl utilizes his gift of writing as an editor for many significant textbooks within the field such as “System Under Stress,” an analysis of the federal government’s failures to properly respond to the catastrophic events of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

Kettl has worked for various government organizations including the United States Department of Veteran Affairs alongside numerous national and international media appearances. He holds two gubernatorial blue-ribbon commissions for the Wisconsin state government as well.

To learn more about Kettl and this event, please contact Dr. Rhucha Samudra  or call the MPA Program Office at 706-737-1710.

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Kiara Heffner is a junior communications major and intern for Augusta University's "In The Wild" podcast.

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