Dr. Craig R. Christiansen is both a public administration practitioner and an academic. He has experience as both a union member and a manager in for-profit and nonprofit corporations. As a public employee, he has worked at all three levels of government (federal, state, and local). His background includes 30 years of collective bargaining, negotiating contracts for both labor and management (although not at the same time!). He also served as an expert witness in state administrative court proceedings on labor disputes. Dr. Christiansen currently teaches Labor Relations in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at KU.