Ken Connelly, M.Ed., M.A., NASX, ADR

Race and Gender Representation in Presidential Appointments, SES, and GS Levels, During Clinton, Bush, and Obama Administrations

How Presidents Use Women And Minority Political Appointees To Actively Represent Demographics In The Federal Workforce, Aug 8, 2013

Scholarly & Academic Published Research 

Our lives are impacted by the policies leaders make every day.  Policy can take the shape of what state standards teachers must follow in order to teach their subject and at what level will be taught for each grade.  Policy can be as simple as the color of green your turn signal takes when it blinks.  We feel the causality of local, state, federal and international policy through something as simple as how and why food arrives at your favorite grocery store, from the farm fields of China. 

For me, Policy has been the outcome of domestic and international laws & treaties. If we want to end human trafficking, child abduction and other forms of human suffering, we need solid laws and the policies to allow those that enforce those laws to effectively complete their mission.  Often--more than not--it has been my job as a consultant to assist or guide NGOs (non-governmental organization) on how to use or develop policies.

Human trafficking and child abduction is but one area of policy that interests me. As you will see while you explore my site, Native American policy, indigenous people governmental issues, minorities and education are important areas of focus. Lastly, whether we like it or not, we live in a global world.  We live in a post-Cold War world.  We need to consider how international policy effects us at the local/national level, and vice-versa. 

Domestic & International Policy