Donald F. Kettl
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Kettl’s work focuses on strategies to ensure the effective and efficient pursuit of public policy, especially through the management and reform of government. He has testified frequently before Congress and has been a regular contributor to debates about public affairs in the media. In addition, he has chaired two blue-ribbon commissions appointed by the governor in Wisconsin: on campaign finance reform and on state-local fiscal partnerships. He has served on advisory committees for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and for the U.S. Department of Energy, and he’s consulted extensively for government agencies in the U.S. and around the world.
Kettl has appeared frequently in national and international media, including National Public Radio, Good Morning America, the ABC World News Tonight, the NBC Nightly News, the CBS Evening News, CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” and “The Situation Room,” the Fox News Channel, the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, as well as public television’s News Hour and the BBC. He has contributed frequently to The Washington Monthly, and he’s published OpEds with the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, among other media outlets. Since 1998, he has been a regular columnist for Governing magazine, which is read by 40,000 state and local government officials around the country.