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Linda Kowalcky

College of Social Sciences and Humanities Professor of Practice, Public Policy and Urban Affairs

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.