The Kettering Foundation shares its research through a variety of publications, including books, brochures, occasional papers, and reports.


Each issue of this annual newsletter focuses on a particular area of Kettering’s research. The 2018 issue of Connections, edited by KF director of strategic initiatives Melinda Gilmore and KF program officer Randall Nielsen, focuses on experiments in organizational innovation. Kettering’s annual review of its research has explored the question, how can civic organizations work in ways that are aligned with a democratic citizenry? The issue highlights innovations in organizational forms intended to encourage the development of networks of self-directed experimentation and learning. Some authors explore ways to change the protocols of existing institutions, and others describe designs of new forms of organizations.

Cousins Research Group Reports

The Cousins Research Group is one of the internal research divisions of the Kettering Foundation. Named for Norman Cousins, a leading American journalist and Kettering Foundation board member from 1967 to 1987, the group synthesizes different lines of study into books and articles and also proposes new lines of inquiry.

Higher Education Exchange

This annual periodical serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share.

Kettering Review

The Kettering Review is a journal of ideas and activities dedicated to improving the quality of public life in American democracy. The Review is edited by Noëlle McAfee and Nicholas A. Felts.


Kettering’s videos include interviews with fellow travelers, thought pieces that illustrate insights from our research, highlights from research events, and short films that share the work of citizens going on in communities around the world.