Public Agenda
Isaac Rowlett Senior Public Engagement Fellow

Isaac Rowlett is a Senior Public Engagement Fellow at Public Agenda, where he designs, manages and implements projects across the country. Isaac supports policymakers, institutional leaders and communities by providing services such as focus groups, trainings on how to facilitate difficult dialogues, and strategic guidance on how to engage diverse stakeholders in complex change efforts.

Although he works on a wide array of policy issues, Isaac spends most of his time in the education sector. Whether the topic is early childhood development in Minnesota, high school graduation rates in New Mexico, or community college student success in North Carolina, Isaac promotes collaboration across diverse communities to improve public policy. Several of his current projects include national student success initiatives such as Completion by Design, Goal 2025 and Achieving the Dream.

Isaac's background includes research, grant management and advocacy positions in a variety of nonprofit and research organizations such as the Genocide Intervention Network, the Center for Policy Research and Dialogue in Ethiopia, the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, and the American Jewish World Service. Isaac earned his B.A. in Genocide Studies, International Relations and Conflict Resolution at New York University and he is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration at George Washington University.

Areas of expertise: public and stakeholder engagement, convening design and facilitation, facilitation training, qualitative research, higher education reform, community college student success, international human rights



Blog Entries

07/2014 Defying Expectations

11/2013 How to FAIL at Engaging Faculty and Staff in Student Success Efforts