Connecting the Dots - Government, Community, and Family

By Peggy Wireman, PhD

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About the Author

Peggy Wireman, Ph.D., AICP

Dr. Peggy Wireman, PhD

Dr. Wireman has extensive experience working as a legislative aide in Congress and in the executive branch in both Democratic and Republican administrations. She also covered the Maryland state legislature as a reporter and has been active in local political campaigns. She has worked as a grassroots community organizer, as a Congressional Fellow, and provided policy analysis for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She managed an $8 million economic development grants program for the U.S. Department of Commerce and the $5 million Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. She taught in a graduate program in community development and at a technical college.

In addition to writing books, Dr. Wireman consults on community and economic development. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology and certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners. She has lectured and consulted in 10 countries.

Her previous books include Urban Neighborhoods, Networks and Families: New Forms for Old ValuesPartnerships for Prosperity: Museums and Economic Development, and Alice in Bushland: Fact and Fantasy in the Bush Administration.


Learn more about Dr. Wireman’s other areas of expertise here.

Dr. Wireman is available for interviews and may be contacted here.