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.
Campaigning in Poetry
Heck of a Job, Comey!
Analyzing US Presidential Campaign Ads
Make Citi Great Again
Coding US Presidential Election Ads
Narrative in the 2015 Federal Election: Some Initial Results
Political Narrative Revisited
Absence of Malice: Learning from Mistakes
Global Spoiler Alert
The Investigative Journalism Fable
Heroes, Fools, and Knaves: Tracking Federal Election Ads
Meistersigner’s Hans Sachs as Leader
More Student Stories: Seneca’s “Because it Matters” Campaign
Deconstructing York University’s “My Time” Campaign
Canadian Cialis Ads: Minimalist Narrative