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Paul Helmke

Professor of Practice, SPEA
Director, Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center

phelmke@indiana.edu
(812) 855-2275
SPEA Room 447


Education
J.D., Yale University, 1973
A.B., with honors, Political Science, Indiana University, 1970

Professional Experience
Resumé

  • Director, Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center, Indiana University, January 2013 - present
  • Professor of Practice, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, January 2013 - present
  • Consultant/Attorney, August 2011 - present
  • President and CEO, Brady Center/Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence, July 2006 - July 2011
  • Mayor, Fort Wayne, Indiana, January 1988 - January 2000
  • Attorney:
    • Helmke Beams, LLP, Fort Wayne, Indiana, January 2003 - June 2006
    • Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Fort Wayne, Indiana, January 2000 - December 2002
    • Helmke, Beams, Boyer & Wagner, Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 1973 - December 1987

Professional Interests
Mayoral leadership; gun control; urban issues; law and public policy; civic education and participation; nonprofit leadership.