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Midwest Academy of ManagementTerri McCormick is scheduled to participate in the doctoral consortium in the proceedings on the first day of the 57th Annual Minneapolis Midwest Academy of Management Conference and then present her proposition paper on Thursday, October 2nd at 9:00am.

The conference will be held from October 1st through October 3rd at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis. Terri McCormick will be presenting on the following topic:

The Politics of Education Policy: How Leadership Influences Implementation

Will politics or research-based policies drive the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) debate in the State of Wisconsin? The focus of this proposition paper is the education policy dialogue with the Common Core State Standards debate, examining the role of legislators, and leadership approaches utilized in shaping the adoption of CCSS policy.

Questions addressed in this study are:

  • How has politics in the State of Wisconsin (legislator and stakeholder tension) influenced the expectations for student achievement?
  • Sub-questions are: Are other types of evidence (influencers) used in the education policy process?
  • What can be learned to better understand leadership in the public policy and decision-making context?

For more information, visit the Midwest Academy of Management website.

Academy of managementAs a Doctoral Student in the Leadership Studies concentration, Terri McCormick’s proposal was accepted to participate in the Public and Nonprofit Division’s Doctoral Consortium at the 2014 Academy of Management annual meeting in Philadelphia in August.

The 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

The 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting is the premier conference for more than 10,000 students, academics, scholars, and professionals in the scholarly management and organization space.

The 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management will be held August 1-5, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; sessions will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, and Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The program theme is The Power of Words.

Find more information on the AOM and it’s Annual Meeting on

“The Politics of Leadership: Expectation and the Common Core Debate a Case Study”

Abstract by Terri McCormick-Dawson

Will politics or research-based policies drive the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) debate in the State of Wisconsin?

This article focuses on the policy dialogue in the Common Core State Standards Debate, examining how adult expectation and leadership has shaped the CCSS.  This phenomenological case study uses hermeneutic inquiry as well as non-participant observation in a Mixed-Methods approach to better understand decision making within the public policy context.

The Central Question is How has ‘Expectation for Student Achievement’ influenced the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Debate in the State of Wisconsin?  Sub-questions: Are other types of evidence used in the CCSS policy debate?  What can be learned to better understand leadership in the public policy decision-making context?  Key words are legislative leadership, political decision-making, education policy, expectation for student achievement, and common core.

“What Sex is a Republican?” Authored by Terri McCormick

Posted by Terri McCormick On August - 13 - 2012
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“What Sex is a Republican?” tears down the stereotypes and barriers of gender politics in modern day account of a profile in courage.

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What Sex is a Republican takes a look at the political game from behind the curtain with one intention: to call on each of us to serve in our local, state and federal government.

The principles of Republican government have been lost on the money changers in our state and national capitols.

There is only one way to change that; we the people must take responsibility for what our government has become, while we weren’t looking.

Benjamin Franklin said it best as he was leaving Liberty Hall upon signing the Constitution when asked, “what kind of government did the delegates create?” “A Republic, if you can keep it!”


Big money, outside money, tacky TV ads: even Supreme Court elections have become a battleground of nasty politics. Should the Supreme Court be appointed instead?  Would that restore its dignity and raise the quality of Wisconsin justice?

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And with guests in order of appearance – JAY HECK, Executive Director, Common Cause Wisconsin; TERRI McCORMICK, Author of How to Run for Office on a Liberty Platform and What Sex Is a Republican? Stories from the Front lines of American Politic; Former Three-Term Wisconsin State Legislator; THOMAS MITCHELL, Editor, Milwaukee Community Journal; and WALT KELLY, JD, 1997 Candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice and Civil Rights and Employment Attorney

4th Street Forum is one of the first programs available by click-to-view in the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.  It also runs all week on Time Warner’s, “Wisconsin on Demand,” (WIOD) starting Monday – check the listing for times.

Terri McCormick Honored for Excellence in Government Relations

Posted by Terri McCormick On October - 19 - 2011

Terri MccormickAPPLETON, WI, October 18, 2011 /Cambridge Who’s Who/ — Terri J. McCormick, Author, President and Chief Executive Officer of McCormick Dawson CPG Ltd, has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in government relations.

Ms. McCormick is an acclaimed author, policy expert, educator and government relations specialist. For the past decade, she has served as the president and CEO of McCormick Dawson CPG Ltd., a dedicated consulting practice that provides government relations, advertising, materials development, training and assessment services on a contractual basis. Ms. McCormick manages and negotiates contracts with the independent contractors who comprise the company. Specializing in assisting political campaigns and international schools, she successfully develops and implements innovative solutions for her clients.

In addition, Ms. McCormick is the author of “What Sex is a Republican? Stories from the Front Lines of American Politics.” The book, published by Capitol Press, is available wherever books are sold; a portion of the proceeds go to civic education efforts, as Ms. McCormick believes in the importance of citizens learning how to be engaged and involved in government and politics. Continuing on this theme, she collaborated on the recently published book entitled “How to Run for Office on the Liberty Platform.”

Furthermore, Ms. McCormick serves as a chairperson for the Speaker’s Task Force for Government Health. She is also a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly’s insurance committee and public health committee, as well as the State of Wisconsin’s interpreter committee, incentive grant committee and inter-tribal committee. Her hard work has not gone without formal recognition, however. Ms. McCormick has received a number of honors throughout her career, including an Eisenberg Award from The Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, a Scales of Justice Award from the Wisconsin State Bar, and a Best Practice Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

In 2000, Ms. McCormick graduated with highest honors from Marian University with a Master of Arts in administrative leadership. She previously graduated with high honors from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in political science and public administration. Ms. McCormick is now pursuing a doctorate degree and intends to work for the Office of the Attorney General in the future.

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Terri McCormick honored for excellence in government relations by Cambridge's Who's Who industry experts