Donald F. Kettl is a professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and served as the dean of the school from 2009-2014. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Prior to his time at the University of Maryland, Dr. Kettl was the Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Political Science.
Dr. Kettl is an expert in the management of public organizations. He has appeared on national television shows including Good Morning America, the ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Situation Room. Some major news publications in which Dr. Kettl has been featured in include the New York Times, The Chicago Tribute, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, and The Los Angeles Times. Dr. Kettl is the author or editor of a dozen books, including The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them and On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Kettl has consulted for many public organizations, including the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury.