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Barry Bluestone

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b.bluestone@neu.edu

Alma Maters: BA, University of Michigan,MA, University of Michigan,Ph.D, U. of Michigan
Classes Taught: PPUA7226 Role of Government in 21st C, PPUA7225 Demography is Destiny
Countries Traveled To: China, Israel, Egypt, Spain, New Zealand, South Africa
Companies Worked For: US Congress, Boston College, UMass Boston
What is your style of teaching?
Lecture with Discussion
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Textbooks, articles, Powerpoints
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Term Papers requiring solid research and clear writing
When grading a student, what do you look for?
Understanding of material, good research, excellent writing
What kind of student would love your class?
Students who are curious about public policy and passionate about civic responsibility
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Master oral and written communications as well as solid research skills
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Housing policy; local economic development, labor-management relations, labor market analysis
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Development of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Advising Massachusetts state officials; working with mayors throughout the Commonwealth
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
In reverse order of importance, students learn in my class:(1) Facts(2) Theories(3) A "World View" (Weltanschauung)(4) Healthy Skepticism

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