Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
After reaching his career goal of serving as an appointed official in a governor's administration, alum Tim Casper is back in the higher education realm as public affairs and government relations manager for Madison Area Technical College.
How the success of performance management in improving organizational  performance is contingent on the level of managerial authority will be  discussed in a noon seminar on Tuesday, November 6, in the La Follette School conference  room.

After finding that people in Wisconsin and in the Dominican Republic encountered many of the same issues related health, environment and education, Norma-Jean Simon decided to pursue a dual degree in public health and public policy at the La Follette School.

Attempts to improve the performance of federal programs haven't been as effective as they could be, according to a Brookings Institution report conducted by Donald Moynihan and Stéphane Lavertu.

The opportunity to combine nonprofit management with Southeast Asian studies brought Mengwei "Weiwei" Deng to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 08:00

Moynihan's research recognized

Two public administration organizations are honoring professor Donald Moynihan for his expertise in public management.
Monday, 17 September 2012 00:00

Miller tackles bureaucratic entanglements

Bryan Miller wants to weed out inefficiencies. "Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs, I found the deeply embedded bureaucracy made local policy innovation difficult — even though individual regional facilities were relatively efficient," the second-year student says. "I want to make program and policy improvements on a bigger scale."

Students Ryan Eisner and Bryan Miller will describe their summer internships with the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday, October 10, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.
Angela Waltz is finding answers to some of her questions at the La Follette School.
Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:00

Gates manages risks

La Follette School alum Robin Gates sees his career as a management consultant—and life in general—as a series of calculated risks, leading to the reward of making a difference through public service. Taking risks and continuing to improve are vital, Gates says.

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