Kara Lindaman is a professor of political science/public administration at Winona State University. Earning her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, she primarily teaches courses in public administration in the fields of public service, public budgeting and finance, and public policy. Since 2009 she coordinates the American Democracy Project, through initiatives as Economic Inequality, Civic Health, Campus Votes Project, and deliberative polling. She also serves as the NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative for Winona State University. Through her work with the Kettering Foundation, she has focused on democratic deliberation in finding common ground across differences. Her primary interest is empowering students as citizens to be active in their communities.