Meet our Faculty!
What does it mean to be a part of the Carsey School?
The Carsey School of Public Policy is more than a leading and nationally recognized policy education and research center – it’s a community of dedicated researchers and policy practitioners, proven educators, dedicated staff, and change-making students and alumni, many of whom may be leading government and nonprofit institutions in your community.
We invite you to explore the backgrounds and current roles of our remarkable Carsey Faculty below:
"Influence is around us every day. People are trying to get us to buy things, vote for people, and champion causes. I want students to see this so they can make good decisions about how to use their voice and energy and have a positive impact on the world." ~Kristen Grimm
"I love seeing students react the moment they understand they can make a career of standing up for what they believe in and making the world a better place for everyone." ~ Erin Hart
"I will leave this world in a better place than I found it." ~Reagan Baughman
"I strive to make the world a better place in small ways." ~Michael Nikitas
Community and Economic Development Program Leader
"I am inspired by selfless leadership by individuals who do not covet attention, but simply want to make positive change." ~Charlie French
"Genuine, empathetic and passionate people inspire my work." ~Jolan Rivera
Senior Research Fellow
"I am lucky enough to work with inspirational leaders in community development every day." ~Eric Hangen
MCD Director Wins Lifetime Award
"Over the whole of his career, Michael has been a critical influence on practitioners and students of community development. We honor his trailblazing accomplishments and his lasting legacy with this award."
Wins Prize for Teaching Simulation
"I enjoy testing my students’ ability to think critically and solve problems within a 'politically charged collaborative process.'" ~ Carolyn Arcand
"No matter where life leads you, take the time to make a positive contribution to society." ~ Terry Knowles
"I love helping people and organizations become more effective in fulfilling their own vision and mission in life." ~Paul Dann
NH Listens Director
"I am inspired by everyday heros doing great things right where they live." ~Michele Holt-Shannon
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- Carsey Faculty Wins Prize for Teaching Simulation CaseJun 29, 2020
- The Daily Yonder: Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Rural Population Grows by Nearly 20%Kenneth Johnson and Daniel LichterJun 15, 2022
- Sun Belt cities boom as major cities bleed populationKenneth JohnsonJun 01, 2022
- The Washington Post: A rural county in Iowa that supported Trump turns to Latinos to growKen JohnsonMay 20, 2022
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