John Quinterno joined the School of Government as an adjunct instructor for the MPA@UNC program in 2015. He is the founder and principal of South by North Strategies Ltd., a research consultancy specializing in economic and social policy. He is the author of Running the Numbers: A Practical Guide to Regional Economic and Social Analysis. Over the course of his career, Quinterno has directed applied research projects into matters of labor economics, workforce development, regional policy, social insurance, and postsecondary education, and his writings on policy matters have appeared in numerous publications. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, where he teaches a course on regional analysis. Quinterno holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MPA from UNC-Chapel Hill.