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.
Remembering Brian Mulroney’s Iconic Debates
Close Billy Bishop Airport: The Video
More Darkness in Ontario’s Democracy
Budget Consultations: Vote Early and Often
Let’s Debate Billy’s Fate
Orator or O(pe)rator?
Existential Crises and Manageable Problems
Billy Bishop Goes to War – Again
Greening Railroads in Toronto
Testing Harper’s Conjecture
Marc Lalonde’s Grace Under Pressure
Budget Consultation Surveys: How and Why?
Bill Morneau’s Liberal Buzzkill
Time to Retire Billy Bishop (Airport)
Doug Ford’s Phony Budget Consultation Survey