“Focus Carolina” Features School of Government Faculty

WCHL

WCHL’s Focus Carolina series features UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members who talk about things that ignite their passion for their work. Since last fall, Focus Carolina has featured three School of Government faculty members. In these segments, each of these three faculty members highlights certain issues they focus on or projects they’re involved with.

 

 

Anita Brown-Graham

In the October 8, 2018 segment, School of Government faculty member Anita Brown-Graham talks about her leadership of the ncIMPACT Initiative, a cross-disciplinary and policy-focused research center. She explains that complex issues usually can’t be addressed by a single discipline; the ncIMPACT Initiative expands the School’s ability to work with public officials and civic leaders across disciplines to better serve North Carolina communities. For example, ncIMPACT’s opioid response project is engaging local governments, school systems, county hospitals, social services, and other key stakeholders in 10 communities and helping them work together to confront this epidemic.

Jeffrey Welty

In February, faculty member Jeff Welty, an expert in criminal law and procedure and director of the North Carolina Judicial College, talked about launching the North Carolina Criminal Law Blog in 2009. The blog addresses timely legal issues and provides background information and context to cases. Starting as a one-man show with only a handful of readers each day, Welty soon had several colleagues contributing. Now, a decade later, the blog has more than 125,000 monthly readers.

Peg Carlson

As director of the School’s Center for Public Leadership and Governance (CPLG), Peg Carlson helps public officials lead and govern their communities. One of her toughest challenges is helping local elected officials make “the transition from campaigning to governing.” In the June 24, 2019 Focus Carolina segment, she explains CPLG’s mission to equip everyone—from judges to city managers to county clerks—with the skills, tools, and experience they need to lead in the changing landscape of public service.