Research, writing, advising, and evaluating on a wide range of public policies and programs.
• worked in the areas of social policy, particularly rural, urban, and metropolitan economic and community development, workforce development, housing, and public finance. portfolio at NIFA focused on farm business management benchmarking, risk management education, Small Business Innovation Research, and financial literacy and education (https://nifa.usda.gov/program/financial-capability
). represented USDA on the Financial Literacy and Education Commission.
• In the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service was an Economist and Project Leader for the Organization, Delivery, and Finance of Local Government Services. served as National Program Leader for Economic Development for the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. At the University of Minnesota was Program Leader for Community and Economic Development and Professor of Applied Economics. was Director of the Center for Policy Analysis & Public Service and Professor of Political Science at Bowling Green State University. At the University of Cincinnati was Director of the Institute for Policy Research, Professor of Political Science, and Professor of Planning. have done consulting domestically for such clients as the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, the Ford Foundation, and Pickerington Local Schools (Ohio) and internationally in Egypt and Ukraine. have been Principal Investigator on numerous funded research projects for such agencies as the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio, and The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development.
• have been a consultant to the Ford Foundation, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Future University in Egypt, Betterment Organization of Mansfield, Pickerington Local School District, and more.