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Kevin FitzGerald

Using frame theory for public discourse on wicked problems, Cohort 2


Primary Research Area: Engaged Social Design & Organization Strategies

Since retiring from the University of North Carolina System as Senior Vice President, Kevin FitzGerald has served as Interim Director of the North Carolina Area Health Education System, Interim General Manager of UNC-TV, and is a faculty member of the UNC Department of Family Medicine. He worked at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he started the Center for Public Technology at the School of Government and served as Special Assistant to the Chancellor, and Vice Dean for Finance and Administration and Chief of Staff at the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care System.

Research Interest

Interested in exploring how, across multiple disciplines, design processes can be used to better define complex, adaptive problems. By their nature, these problems are hard to define due to asymmetry of information, power and semantic disposition of multiple stakeholders. Kevin aims to understand the power of design in better addressing these kinds of problems.