Professor of the Practice in Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Ph.D., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
Linda Kowalcky is professor of the practice in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, where she teaches public policy, public administration, and works with the school’s internship programs. Her career includes senior positions in government as well as academia. Most recently, Linda served as liaison to higher education to former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, with responsibility for higher education policy, city-university partnerships, and campus planning for the 34 colleges and universities in Boston. She also served as senior staff in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Linda previously taught American government and public policy as an assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and has also taught at Wellesley College, Northeastern University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Ph.D. in political science at Johns Hopkins University.
- “Congress and the Politics of Statutory Debt Limitation,” Public Administration Review, January/February, 1993 (v. 53), pp.14-27. Co-author: Lance LeLoup
Awards and Honors
- Advisory Board, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, Harvard University, Cambridge MA. 2000-2014
- Steering Committee, Success Boston College Success Initiative, City of Boston, 2008-2014
- Steering Committee, Boston Higher Education Partnership, City of Boston, MA, 2000-2008
- Selection Committee, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration, The Carter Center, Emory University. Atlanta, GA, 2004