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Dan Loritz (EPFP 79-80)

Senior Fellow and President
Center for Policy Design

Dan Loritz's career in public policy spans four decades. He served fifteen years in Minnesota state government in a variety of leadership roles. He was a senior policy analyst, director of government relations and an assistant commissioner of education in the Department of Education and an assistant commissioner for state policy coordination in the State Planning Agency. He also served Governor Rudy Perpich, Minnesota's longest service Governor, as his director of governmental relations and as his deputy chief of staff.

Following his government service he served 18 years as the vice president of university relations at Hamline University. He is currently a senior fellow at, and President of, the Center for Policy Design.

Randy Johnson (EPFP 77-78)
Senior Fellow
Center for Policy Design

For more than three decades Randy Johnson has worked in a variety of educational settings in elementary, secondary, and higher education organizations as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. During the past decade, Randy has been assisting in the planning, development and application of various information technologies at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, the Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, JAPAN (2000-2004) and at Daystar University in Nairobi, KENYA (2005). He was a faculty member from 2002-2007 at Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, in their Schools of Education and Management.

While teaching at the University of Minnesota and in the Minneapolis Public Schools, Randy was involved in the very earliest application of "computers in the classroom” for teaching mathematics. As Randy also planned and designed many facilities and implemented several programs for the use of computers and multi-media technologies in all subject areas when he served an assistant superintendent for instruction and as a technology consultant for two of the largest school districts in Minnesota. As an Educational Instructional Specialist for the International Business Machine Corporation, Randy assisted in the development of software applications for IBM school and university related products. He made presentations and conducted workshops throughout the U.S, in Europe and the former Soviet Union.

At the Minnesota Department of Education, he worked in the area of school district organization. Randy has served on a local school board and was chairperson of the Metro Minnesota Educational Cooperative Board of Directors. Leadership and Organizational Change has been a focus of Randy's interests both within academic communities and in the private sector. Randy was a member of the 1977-1978 Minnesota EPFP class.


Tim McDonald (EPFP 10-11)
Senior Fellow
Center for Policy Design

Tim McDonald is a senior fellow at the Center for Policy Design, where he directs its project Healthcare|Evolving. He is a Research Assistant to American economist Joe Newhouse at Harvard University.

Tim is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and Hamline University. He has been awarded a Global Education Policy Fellowship from the Institute for Educational Leadership, and a Dukakis Summer Fellowship from the Harvard Kennedy School that enabled him to work in the office of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.





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