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Keith Melville
Keith Melville, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Human & Organizational Development
Santa Barbara, CA

PhD, Columbia University, 1983


Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Public issues and civic education
  • Scholarly competencies
  • Public opinion
  • Applied social research.


  • Author of more than 30 magazine-length reports on public issues including immigration, income inequality, the culture wars, welfare, America's global role, senior entitlement programs, and health care reform, published Kendall-Hunt and McGraw-Hill
  • The High School Dropout Crisis, Pew Charitable Trust. 2006.
  • Chapter in The Deliberative Democracy Handbook, edited by John Gastil and Peter Levine (Jossey-Bass, 2005), chapter 3 (with John Dedrick and Taylor Willingham) "National Issues Forums: A Network of communities promoting public deliberation."
  • The quality of American life in the 1980s, Report for the President's Commission for a National Agenda for the 1980s, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1981
  • Marriage and Family Today, five editions, Random House and McGraw-Hill, first edition 1977
  • Communes in the Counter Culture, William Morrow, 1972


    Other Professional Activities:

    • Associate, Kettering Foundation
    • Creator and Executive Editor, Public Agenda Online
    • Former Senior Vice President, Public Agenda Foundation
    • Former Executive Editor, National Issues Forum.
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