- University of Central MissouriPolitical Science & Economics - BA, 1975
- University of Missouri–Kansas CityNon-profit Management - MPA, 1998
Software: America’s Hidden Manufacturing Advantage
The “manufacturing renaissance” storyline has gained genuine force lately. Some contend that the nation’s bonanza of cheap natural gas has c
Some Postsecondary for All: A Promising State-Level Approach to Workforc...
Lately, the debate over workforce preparedness has moved away from the “four-year degrees for all” message in favor of broader calls for an
An Anti-Poverty Policy that Works for Working Families
In his State of the Union address, President Obama remarked that few steps are “more effective at reducing inequality and helping families p
Downtown KC Public Art Survey: What do you think? – Downtown Council of ...
Downtown Kansas City is the center of our region's arts and cultural landscape. The City of Kansas City recently completed an 18-month plann
The Science of Character: Shaping You and Your Community's Strengths | C...
Every year I try to do at least a couple of things that totally scare the sh*t out of me. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes I fail, but I al
CineCause - The Other Side of Hollywood | Business on GOOD
Many call it tinsel town. ; Others suggest the dream factory. Nicknames aside, Hollywood product is clearly one of the greatest forms of mas
How Would You Make Your City More Playful? | Advice on GOOD
Remember when swinging twenty feet above the ground on a swingset was the ultimate accomplishment in life? Then you grew up and all the sudd
The Science Behind Procrastination | Big Think TV | Big Think
It's convenient that TV shows are 30 minutes long: you can watch one more before cleaning the kitchen after dinner. Just one more. Soon, it'
Engaging in a Global Purpose | Big Think Edge | Big Think
The U.N. estimates that there are about 57 million children, worldwide, not attending school. Vikas Pota, the Chief Executive of the Varkey
Putting the Humanity Back in Economics | Rightly Understood | Big Think
So Professor Jacob Stoll defends the study of the humanities with the thought that all the great economic thinkers from Aristotle to Locke t
How the Option to Do Nothing Can Help You Get Things Done -- K@W
Wharton's Rom Schrift says one tool for more effective decision making is to introduce into the mix the option of doing nothing.
Meet the New Rebels Taking Back Our Public Schools
For decades the myth of failing public schools justified industrial-scale testing and a privatization agenda. Now radical educators are burs
Infographic: Why Corporations Want Our Public Schools
Where’s the big money in privatization? Take it from the teachers.
Why we need pain in the games we play – Michael Thompson – Aeon
Pain and suffering are not just incidental elements of the sporting life: they are at the centre of every game