I’m a program officer at the Kettering Foundation, a research organization that studies democracy and how it can best work as it should.

My role at Kettering is to oversee the development of issue guides (we produce these for people to use in community conversations on pressing issues), serve as chair of our Community Politics workgroup, which studies how citizens in community identify, decide about, and act on shared problems, and finally I am part of our workgroup that studies how we can learn from multinational efforts in collective decision making.

Why don’t you visit my blog? I’ve been blogging since before the term was invented.