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Don Kettl

School of Public Policy
Primary Expertise: 
Public Policy
Public Management

Donald Kettl is a professor in the School of Public Policy, as well as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Kettl's research interests include public policy and public management and he specializes in the management of public organizations. He has appeared on national television shows, including Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 and The Situation Room, and Fox News Channel, as well as public television's NewsHour and BBC. 

He has testified frequently at congressional hearings in Washington D.C. and contributed to op-ed pages in major newspapers, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday and The Los Angeles Times. Since 1998, he has been writing "Potomac Chronicle," a regular column in Governing magazine, which is read by leading state and local government officials across the country.

Kettl has consulted for a broad array of public organizations, including the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury; the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget; the FDA; and the SEC. He has also advised the White House during both Republican and Democratic administrations and has worked with the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Kettl is an author and has edited more than a dozen books and monographs.

Ph.D. Political Science, Yale University
M.Phil. Political Science, Yale University
M.A. Political Science, Yale University
B.A., Yale University