I am Professor of Public Management Emeritus at the University of Toronto, having retired in July 2020 after a 45-year academic career.
I continue to be engaged in research, writing, and giving professional presentations. With my co-author and spouse Beth Herst, I am completing a book on narrative and politics.
On this website I post blogs about politics, narrative, and my life experiences.
Seniors Standing Strong by Staying Put
Interrogating Queen’s Park: A Walking Tour
Oppenheimer: Scientific Genius, Paranoid Politics
I Was Captivated
Back to Stories: Brooks, Tucci, and Mitre
At the Primal Scene
Read our New Article
Women Warriors versus Girlie Men
Governing Fables: Je Regrette Beaucoup
Op-ed on Canadian Political Film
Does Social Media Predict Elections?
The Case for Can Pol Docs
Canadian vs. US Political Film
Transported by Nordic Noir
Reviewing Shiller’s Narrative Economics