Joni Doherty is a program officer at the Kettering Foundation. She works with cultural and educational institutions committed to fostering the disposition, knowledge, and skills necessary for democracy to thrive. Doherty earned a BFA in painting at the University of New Hampshire, a MA in cultural studies at Simmons College, and a PhD in philosophy and art theory from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charles F. Kettering Foundation is a nonprofit operating foundation rooted in the American tradition of cooperative research. Kettering’s primary research question is, what does it take to make democracy work as it should? Kettering’s research is distinctive because it is conducted from the perspective of citizens and focuses on what people can do collectively to address problems affecting their lives, their communities, and their nation. Established in 1927 by inventor Charles F. Kettering, the foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that does not make grants but engages in joint research with others. For more information about Kettering research and publications, please go to www.kettering.org.