Civic innovation, public policy for democracy, political sociology, organizations, employee participation. Current research, teaching, and public service focus on civic innovation and democratic renewal in the contemporary U.S.
Interested in civic action and public policy in the areas of community organizing and development, civic environmentalism, healthy communities, youth civic engagement, service learning, and renewing the democratic mission of higher education.
State University of New York at Binghamton, Ph.D.
New School for Social Research, M.A.
Manhattan College, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration (elected, chartered by U.S. Congress), permanent appointment (2010)
Faculty Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2009)
Morris Hillquit Professor of Labor and Social Thought: endowed chair (2009)
Senior Advisor, National Commission on Civic Renewal (1996 - 1998)
Research Director, White House Working Group (Domestic Policy Council), "Reinventing Citizenship" (1994)
Fellow (Member), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, (1985 - 1986)
National Humanities Fellowship (1985 - 1986)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University (1978 - 1979)
|SOC||1a||Order and Change in Society|
|SOC||123b||The Welfare State and Nonprofit America|
|SOC||147a||Organizations and Social Change|
|SOC||175b||Environmental Movements: Organizations, Networks, and Partnerships|
|SOC||214b||Community Empowerment in the United States: Theory, Practice, and Policy|
|SOC||220b||Seminar on the Sociology of Politics|
|USEM||10b||Youth and Democracy|