Carol Chetkovich Mills College

Education | Courses Taught | Professional Experience | Publications | Lectures and Talks | Professional Membership | Awards

Education

  • PhD, Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley
  • MPP, University of California at Berkeley
  • AB, Humanities, Stanford University

Courses Taught

  • PPOL 116/216: Qualitative Methods in Policy Research
  • PPOL 125: Gender and Public Policy
  • PPOL 191: Senior Seminar
  • PPOL 220: Professional Challenges: Organizational Efficacy
  • PPOL 231: Integrative Core II
  • GOVT 139/PPOL 217: Ethical Reasoning in Politics Public Policy
Professional Experience

Professor and Director, Public Policy Program, Mills College, 2008-Present

Associate Professor and Director, Public Policy Program, Mills College, 2005-2008

Assistant/Associate Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Visiting Professor, Mills College, 1996-1997

Instructor, University of California at Berkeley, 1994-1996

Senior Analyst and Project Director, Berkeley Planning Associates, Berkeley, California. 1987-1989

Vice President and Program Director, Family Planning Alternatives, Sunnyvale, California.andnbsp; 1972-1985

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Publications

Books

From the Ground Up: Grassroots Organizations Making Social Change. Cornell University Press. 2006 (by Carol Chetkovich and Frances Kunreuther)

Real Heat: Gender and Race in the Urban Fire Service. 1997. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Book Reviews

Review of Smallville: Institutionalizing Community in Twenty-First Century America, by Carl Milofsky, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39(3) 2010: 555-558.

Review of The Power of Social Innovation: How Civic Entrepreneurs Ignite Community Networks for Good, by Stephen Goldsmith, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 40(3) 2011: 594-597.

Review of Eating Smoke: Fire in Urban America, 1800-1950, by Mark Tebeau, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 36(1) 2005: 106-107.

Book Chapters

“Collaboration: Mission Driven Partnerships.” In Understanding Nonprofit Organizations, 2nd Edition, eds. J. S. Ott and L. Dicke. Westview Press. August 2011 (with F. Kunreuther).

Articles

“Sectors and Skills: Career Trajectories and Training Needs of MPP Students.” Journal of Public Affairs Education. Forthcoming. (with M. Henderson)

“The Co-evolution of Networks and Political Attitudes.” Political Communication. 27:248-274. 2010. (Lazer, David et al.)

“Social Entrepreneurship and Social Justice: A Critical Assessment.” GIVING, International Journal on Philanthropy and Social Innovation. Anno II, n. 2 - Luglio-Dicembre 2008. (Published 2009) (with Frances Kunreuther).

“Process Evaluation Results from the Healthy Directions–Small Business Study.” 2007. Health Education and Behavior. 34(1):90-107. (Mary K. Hunt, et al.)

"Women's Agency in a Context of Oppression:andnbsp; Assessing Strategies for Personal Action and Public Policy."andnbsp; Hypatia:andnbsp; A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. 19 (4): 120-141. Fall 2004

"Balancing Margin and Mission:andnbsp; Nonprofit Competition in Charitable versus Fee Based Programs." Administration and Society. 35(5): 564-596. 2003. (with P. Frumkin)

"What's In a Sector?"andnbsp; The Shifting Career Plans of Public Policy Students." Public Administration Review. 63(6): 660-674. November/December 2003.

"Winning the Best and Brightest: Increasing the Attractiveness of Public Service." In Human Capital 2002, eds. Mark A. Abramson and Nicole Willenz Gardner. New York: Rowman and Littlefield. 2002.

"Cases and Controversies: How Novitiates Are Trained to be Masters of the Public Policy Universe." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 20(2): 283-314. Spring 2001.

"Perceptions of Hormonal Contraceptive Safety and Side Effects among Low-Income Latina and Non-Latina Women." Maternal and Child Health Journal 4(4): 233-239.andnbsp; 2000. (Guendelman, Silvia; Colleen Denny; Jane Mauldon and Carol Chetkovich)

"Informed Policy Making for the Prevention of Unwanted Pregnancy: Understanding Low-Income Women's Experiences with Family Planning.andnbsp; (with J. Mauldon, et al.) Evaluation Review. 23(5): 527-552. 1999.

Lectures and Talks

“MPP Student Career Trajectories” presentation for panel on “Masters Students in Public Service: Why They Come and Where They Go”, Panelist, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, November 2012.

“Social Movement Theory, Occupy Wall Street, and Social Change,” Featured presentation for colloquy on “New Forms of Citizenship Movements ” at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference.  Toronto, Canada, November 2011.

“The Balancing Act: Dilemmas in Policy Research on Gender Inequality in the Fire Service." Keynote address presented at Genderemergencies – Theories and Methodologies Conference, Linköping University, Sweden, September 8-9, 2011.

“The Limits of Social Entrepreneurship.” Paper presented at the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) BenchMark 3.5 Conference. San Diego, CA, March, 2011.

“Social Entrepreneurship and Social Justice: A Critical Assessment.” Paper presented at the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV, October, 2010.

“Leadership and Social Change Organizations: The Challenge of Participation.” Paper commissioned for presentation at “Social Change Organizations and Public Leadership” Symposium sponsored by the Research Center for Leadership in Action, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, February 18-20, 2009. (with Frances Kunreuther)

“Successes and Limits in Effectiveness of Grassroots Peer-Based Efforts” (panel participant) and “Can Social Change Organizations Lead the Social Justice Movement?” (colloquy participant) at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, November 2007.

"Resource Strategies and Implications for Collaboration Among Social Change Nonprofits." Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Research Conference. Madison, WI; November 2006. Also presented at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference.andnbsp; Chicago, IL; November 2006. (with F. Kunreuther)

"Structures of Authority in Social Change Non-profits." Paper presented at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference.andnbsp; Washington, D.C., November 2005. (with F. Kunreuther)

"Social Change With or Without Social Movement." Paper presented at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado; November 2003. (with F. Kunreuther)

"Public Management Education: Moving from the Rational Actor/Lone Entrepreneur to the Facilitator of Public Participation." Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Research Conference. Washington, D.C.; November 2001.

"Breaking into the Family: Moving Beyond Law in Social Change." Keynote address delivered at Conference entitled "Women In Firefighting: Walking the Legal Tightrope," sponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Women's Law Fund. Cleveland State University; October 2001.

"Diversity and the Making of Public Policy Professionals." Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Research Conference. Washington, D.C.; November 1999.

"Rethinking the Problem of Hostile-Environment Harassment." Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Research Conference. Washington, D.C.; November 1995.

"Woman as Victim or Agent: Implications for Public Policy and Personal Action." National Coalition for Sex Equity in Education (NCSEE) Annual Conference. Boise, Idaho. July 1995.

"Workforce Diversity and the Occupational Culture of Firefighters." Stanford University Conference on Organizations. Asilomar, California; April 1994.

"Pay Equity: Politics and Analytics." American Association of University Women Pre-Convention Workshop on Gender Issues in the Classroom and on the Campus. Minneapolis, Minnesota; June 1993. Also University of California Council of Women's Programs Conference, November 1993.

Professional Membership

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action

Awards

1998 Outstanding Academic Book Award from Choice Review, for Real Heat

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