From left, Ohio Northern University students Andrew Mantenieks, Andrea Hoffman and Kennedy Cook.

How might president-elect Joe Biden govern during the next four years? A student-led effort for Ohio Northern University’s Institute for Civics and Public Policy (ICAPP) has addressed the topic by analyzing Biden’s cabinet preferences announced as of Monday, Jan. 11. The work represents the inaugural submission to the institute’s Critical Questions series, which was developed to explore a wide range of relevant and timely topics commanding the public’s attention.

Critical Questions’ purpose is to offer unbiased research and facts about emerging issues for people to consider.

“Examining Joe Biden’s Cabinet Selections” scrutinizes the president-elect’s cabinet picks thus far to see if they reflect his promise regarding diversity, how their professional experiences position them to serve in their new appointments, and how those selections compare to previous administrations. 

ICAPP founding director and political science professor Dr. Robert Alexander, Ph.D., is guiding students’ Critical Questions work. 

Critical Questions student authors include Andrew Mantenieks of Westerville, Ohio; Kennedy Cook of Columbus, Indiana; and Andrea Hoffman of Marion, Ohio.