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Tari Renner

Tari Renner, American political science educator, county legislator. Research grant Illinois Wesleyan, 1994-2000, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1996, faculty enrichment grant Canada Court, 1998.

Background

  • Renner, Tari was born on June 6, 1958 in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Son of Steven Kulovsky and Adeline Hnilica Renner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University South Florida, 1978. Master of Arts, American University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, American University, 1985.

    Career

    • Management analyst Environmental Protection Agency, 1980-1981. Instructor American University, 1979-1982. Assistant professor Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, 1982-1986.

      Director survey research International City Management Association, Washington, 1986-1988. Associate professor Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, 1988-1994. Department chair, professor Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, since 1994.

    Works

    • Statistics Unraveled: A Practical Guide to Using Data in Decision Making
    • From the intro: What level of insurance coverage adequately protects municipalities from lawsuit damages? -To what extent do increases in highway capital improvement budgets help reduce traffic congestion? -How do changes in personnel policies or compensation packages affect employee productivity? -How do tax incentives influence business relocation or expansion decisions? -At what level should user fees for recreation facilities be set in order to maximize revenues without a substantial decrease in the number of patrons? Every day public managers and elected officials are called on to make decisions that hinge on answers to important policy questions.
    • Author: Statistics Unraveled, 1988. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Official McLean County Board, Bloomington, since 1998. Executive committee McLean County Democrats, since 1996. Weekly political commentator Channel 25-Peoria, since 1996.

    Board directors McLean County United Way, Bloomington, since 1998. Member Illinois Political Science Association (treasurer 1994-2000), American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Inter City Management Association (survey research consultant since 1989).

    Personality

    Interests

    Comic book collecting.

    Connections

    • Married Judith L. Porter, April 17, 1984 (divorced September 1999). Children: Max M., Alex B.
    • father: Steven Kulovsky
    • mother: Adeline Hnilica Renner
    • spouse: Judith L. Porter
    • children: Max M. Renner
    • Alex B. Renner
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    Born June 6, 1958
    (age 58)
    • 1978
      University South Florida
    • 1979
      American University
    • 1985
      American University
    • 1979 - 1982
      instructor, American University
    • 1980 - 1981
      Management, analyst Environmental Protection Agency
    • 1982 - 1986
      assistant, professor Washington College
      Chestertown, Maryland, United States
    • 1986 - 1988
      director, survey research International City Management Association
      Washington, United States
    • 1988 - 1994
      associate, professor Duquesne University
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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