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SPPA ALUMNI IN ACTION
  • Alex Greer
    Alex Greer
    M.S. and B.A. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local governmental leader and elected official.
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  • Chunjing Liu
    Chunjing Liu
    M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
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  • Cimone Philpotts
    Cimone Philpotts
    MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • Hira Rashid
    Hira Rashid
    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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  • Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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  • James B. Goetschius
    James B. Goetschius
    Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
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  • Jenna Ahner
    Jenna Ahner
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • Kelsey Edmond
    Kelsey Edmond
    M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
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  • Lindsey Interlante
    Lindsey Interlante
    MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
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  • Mark Rucci
    Mark Rucci
    B.A. and MPA '15 – Continuing his public policy education internationally.
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  • Meredith Rubin
    Meredith Rubin
    B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
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  • Paige Gugerty
    Paige Gugerty
    B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
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  • Paul Ruiz
    Paul Ruiz
    B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's depencdence on oil.
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  • Stephanie Ottino
    Stephanie Ottino
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
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  • Tom DeWire
    Tom DeWire
    MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
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  • Yuliya Brel
    Yuliya Brel
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
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  • Megan Wakelee
    Megan Wakelee
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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  • Zack Adinoff
    Zack Adinoff
    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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  • Jissell Martinez
    Jissell Martinez
    MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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  • Scott Beale
    Scott Beale
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Enabling federal transparency and accountability via open, accessible, and standardized budget data
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Ryan Burke
    Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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  • Allison Becker
    Allison Becker
    B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
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  • Serita Porter
    Serita Porter
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
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  • Kirsten Jones
    Kirsten Jones
    M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.
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  • Elizabeth Burland
    Elizabeth Burland
    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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  • Elizabeth Lockman
    Elizabeth Lockman
    M.A. '15 - Delaware state senator with roots in advocacy.
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  • Thomas Martin
    Thomas Martin
    Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
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  • Savannah Edwards
    Savannah Edwards
    MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
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  • Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
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  • Taylor Hawk
    Taylor Hawk
    MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
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  • Evan Miller
    Evan Miller
    MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career
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  • Natasha R. Nau
    Natasha R. Nau
    MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
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  • Jeremy Rothwell
    Jeremy Rothwell
    M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Angela Gladwell
    Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Courtney Mogavero
    Courtney Mogavero
    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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  • Janet Sheridan
    Janet Sheridan
    M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
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  • Melanie Ross Levin
    Melanie Ross Levin
    B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
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  • Dená Brummer
    Dená Brummer
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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  • Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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  • David Rudder
    David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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  • Erin Kennedy
    Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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  • Mike Morton
    Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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  • Jonathan Kirch
    Jonathan Kirch
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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  • Albert Shields
    Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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  • Kim Gomes
    Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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  • Erika Farris
    Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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  • Emily Gonce
    Emily Gonce
    MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
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  • Bill Clark
    Bill Clark
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Anastasia Kuzmina
    Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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  • Barrett Edwards
    Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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2013MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Cimone Philpotts.jpgDoctoral Student, Urban Affairs and Public Policy<p>Cimone Philpotts (MPA '13) is currently a doctoral student in the Urban Affairs and Public Policy program at the University of Delaware with specific research interests in race, gender, and education policy. After receiving her Economics degree from Spelman College where she began her research on the financing of urban public schools, she moved to Delaware to pursue her MPA and continue her research. </p><p>Cimone started her public service career while at Spelman as a management analyst in the Department of Veteran Affairs in Atlanta, Georgia. For her capstone study in SPPA's MPA program, her research looked at the urban school districts in Wilmington, Delaware, and found that the students in the public schools located in Wilmington – mostly black and Latino students and students from low socioeconomic status – perform significantly lower than their peers on state administered exams. Upon graduating, the governor commissioned the Wilmington Education Advisory Committee, now known as the Wilmington Education Implementation Commission or WEIC, to strengthen public education for Wilmington students. </p><p>From the "outside," first as a legislative aide for Delaware State Senator and Majority Leader Margaret Rose Henry and then as the projects coordinator in the office of United States Senator Christopher Coons (D-Del.), Cimone stayed actively engaged with the developments of projects, organizations, task forces, and commissions with the goal of getting under-resourced students college and career ready. Now from the "inside," she is a member of the WEIC research team as a doctoral student, as well as a research assistant in the Institute for Public Administration, continuing the work of evaluating and defining equity in resources and resource allocation through her dissertation research. </p><p>Cimone's experience in Dover and the community relationships she built during her time as a legislative aide prepared her to place as a semi-finalist for the 2015 Miss Delaware USA Contest. She was also listed as the youngest person on the <em>Delaware Business Times</em>"2015 40 Achievers Under 40" list, she was one of the first recipients of the Delaware Commission for Women's "She's On Her Way" Award, and recently she was awarded DAPA's 2018 Outstanding Student Public Service Award. </p><p>Cimone volunteers her time with several organizations focused on providing resources and opportunities to disenfranchised and marginalized populations in the urban community. They include United Way of Delaware's Women in Action Mentoring Program, which organizes mentoring relationships and outreach efforts to engage women in the State of Delaware in increasing the literacy rates in the state, and the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Program, which brought Scholastics and My Very Own Library to the City of Wilmington and has provided 10 free new books to over 6,000 students for the past 2 years. She also serves as the Public Policy Co-Chair for the Delaware Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., as the Secretary of the Delaware Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, and as the Vice President of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Young Professionals. <br></p><p>Cimone was a University Graduate Scholar in the School of Public Policy & Administration. She served as a research assistant in both the Women's Leadership Development Program as well as the Conflict Resolution Program in the Institute for Public Administration, where she assisted in researching, planning, organizing, and presenting professional development training programs throughout the State of Delaware. She served as the Financial Director of the Black Graduate Student Association and the Treasurer of the Student Association of Policy and Administration. She was also a member of the Delaware Association for Public Administration and was selected as the 2012 Spring Student Spotlight in the DAPA Public Service Reader. She was a 2011 recipient of the Peter A. Larson Prize and a 2012 Professional Development Award that afforded her the opportunity to both travel abroad to Seoul, South Korea, and Costa Rica, as well as present her research to academics and professionals at conferences, such as the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management and the Northeast Conference on Public Administration.</p><p>Cimone's time spent as an MPA student and now as a doctoral student has given her once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to travel abroad to Seoul, South Korea; Costa Rica; Chennai, India; and Beijing, China, as well as across the nation to present her research at various public administration and policy conferences. However, the one thing that stands out as the best opportunity to have propelled her career in public administration as a transplant to Delaware was her time spent as a Legislative Fellow. It was the best experiential learning opportunity to kick-start her Delaware public service career and she highly recommends the program to individuals interested in a career in public administration. <br></p><p> </p>https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=59

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