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SPPA ALUMNI IN ACTION
  • Alex Greer
    M.S. and B.A. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local governmental leader and elected official.
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  • 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
    MPA '13 - Experience in assistantships and Legislative Fellows supports career growth assisting legislators.
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • 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
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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  • 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 Bucsak
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • 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
    MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
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  • Mark Rucci
    B.A. and MPA '15 – Continuing his public policy education internationally.
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  • Meredith Rubin
    B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
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  • Paige Gugerty
    B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
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  • 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
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
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  • Tom DeWire
    MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
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  • 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
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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  • Zack Adinoff
    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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  • 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
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Measuring perfomance and running analyses for a federal government agency.
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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  • Allison Becker
    B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
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  • Serita Porter
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
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  • Kirsten Jones
    M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.e
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  • 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
    M.A. '15 - Education policy and equity in the urban landscape; improving advocacy efforts in Wilmington.
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  • 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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  • Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Courtney Mogavero
    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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  • 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
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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  • Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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  • David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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  • Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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  • Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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  • Jonathan Kirch
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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  • Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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  • Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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  • Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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  • 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
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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  • Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/Screen%20Shot%202017-11-28%20at%2012.48.56%20PM.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Creating High-Quality Jobs in the U.S. Textile and Apparel Industry by Dr. Sheng Lu<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Dr. Sheng Lu, Assistant Professor in the University's Department of Fashion and Apparel studies at UD, discusses workforce trends in the 21st Century and the fashion industry's structural adaptation.<span aria-hidden="true"></span><br></p>Creating-High-Quality-Jobs-in-the-US-Textile-and-Apparel-Industry.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/creating-high-quality-jobs-in-the-us-textile-and-apparel-industry
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/HFTW_2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Military Heroes Shaping the Future of America’s Workplaceby Greg Hanover<p>Despite pressure to cut costs by sending jobs overseas, Liveops, Inc. CEO, Greg Hanover, remains committed to building agent teams from "the greatest talent pool in the world"—American workers. In this Biden Institute Blog post, Hanover discusses his company's commitment to hiring and supporting wounded combat veterans and their families.<br></p>Military-Heroes-Shaping-the-Future-of-America’s-Workplace.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/military-heroes-shaping-the-future-of-america’s-workplace
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/Biden_Institute-Choosing_a_Future_of_Quality_Jobs_Roundtable-091917-121.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Fundamental Questions about “Choosing a Future of Quality Jobs”by Lydia Timmins<p>With more than 20 years experience in journalism, Assistant Professor Lydia Timmins brings an important analytical perspective to the discussion surrounding the future of work. <br></p>Fundamental-Questions-about-Choosing-a-Future-of-Quality-Jobs.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/fundamental-questions-about-choosing-a-future-of-quality-jobs
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/Biden_Institute_Future_Quality_Jobs-051.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Just Like Yesterday’s Factory Workers, Tomorrow’s Workforce Needs Unions to Keep the “American Dream” Aliveby Mary Kay Henry<p>Mary Kay Henry is the International President of the 2 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Last month, she joined Vice President Biden for a panel discussion titled, "Choosing a Future of Quality Jobs." Mary Kay Henry underscores the significance of bargaining power for American workers in this Biden Institute Blog post.<br></p>Just-like-yesterdays-factory-workers-tomorrows-workforce-needs-unions-to-keep-the-American-Dream-alive.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/just-like-yesterdays-factory-workers-tomorrows-workforce-needs-unions-to-keep-the-american-dream-alive
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/Mentoring-FraimCenter-021-e1414179270559.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Investing In Our Future Workforce with Quality Early Child Careby Dr. Martha Buell<p>​Dr. Martha Buell conveys an important perspective on supporting the workforce of the future through greater attention to and investment early child care and education. Dr. Buell's is the first faculty post for the Biden Institute Blog.<br></p>Investing-in-Our-Future-Workforce-with-Quality-Early-Child-Care.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/investing-in-our-future-workforce-with-quality-early-child-care
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/Biden_Chet_Culver_MAST628-19.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Renewable Energy as a Path to Job Creationby Chet Culver<p>Governor Chet Culver is currently Founder of the Chet Culver Group, a renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy that works with individuals and public and private sector entities to provide strategic consulting, cut through red tape and promote cutting-edge ideas that will move the country forward. He capped off his visit to campus by lending his voice to the Biden Institute Blog. <br></p>Renewable-Energy-as-a-Path-to-Job-Creation.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/renewable-energy-as-a-path-to-job-creation
<img alt="Vice President Biden makes remarks at Des Moines Area Community College" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/biden77.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Stories About What's Working: On the Ground with Vice President Biden at Iowa's Community Collegesby Rob Denson<p>​In February 2015, Vice President Biden visited Des Moines Area Community College to highlight the school's efforts to train and place skilled workers for manufacturing jobs with quality pay and benefits. Here, DMACC President, Rob Denson, discusses why continued investment in and partnership with community colleges is imperative for rebuilding the middle class. <br></p>On-the-Ground-with-Vice-President-Biden-at-Iowa's-Community-Colleges.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/on-the-ground-with-vice-president-biden-at-iowas-community-colleges
<img alt="Vice President Joe Biden and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff" src="/bideninstitute/PublishingImages/FallPolicyFocusRotator2.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Keeping a Relentless Focus on the Middle Class and the Dignity of Work by Sarah Bianchi<p>​</p><div>Sarah Bianchi served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Economic and Domestic Policy for Vice President Biden in the White House from 2011 to 2014. In her first post for the Biden Institute Blog, Sarah recalls her work with Vice President Biden, highlighting the Obama Administration's commitment to everyday workers and rebuilding America's middle class. <br></div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>Keeping-a-Relentless-Focus-on-the-Middle-Class-and-the-Dignity-of-Work.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/keeping-a-relentless-focus-on-the-middle-class-and-the-dignity-of-work
<img alt="Airbnb logo" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/airbnb_horizontal_lockup_print.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Making Dream Jobs Become Real Jobsby Brian Chesky<p>Co-founder, CEO, and Head of Community at Airbnb, Brian Chesky, joins the conversation about the importance of quality jobs, the dignity of work, and how the Airbnb host community of more than two million is not just generating profit, but also purpose. <br></p>Making-Dream-Jobs-Become-Real-Jobs.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/making-dream-jobs-become-real-jobs
<img alt="Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker makes remarks at NIMBL announcement" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/NIMBLE_Announcement-EK-037-1jk29hq-600x338.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The Defining Economic Challenge of Our Timeby Penny Pritzker<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, defines the problem and reiterates the importance of a comprehensive workforce strategy.<span aria-hidden="true"></span><br></p>The-Defining-Economic-Challenge-of-Our-Time.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/the-defining-economic-challenge-of-our-time
<img alt="Linkedin Logo" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/logo-tm.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />You Can’t Grow if You Don’t Know: Using Data to Support Skills Developmentby Allen Blue<p>​LinkedIn Co-founder, Allen Blue, lends his voice to the Biden Institute Blog to discuss the challenges as well as the opportunities that result from technological transformations to our economy. <br></p>You-Can't-Grow-if-You-Don't-Know.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/you-cant-grow-if-you-dont-know
<img alt="Choosing a Future of Quality Jobs - event graphic" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/CAS_Biden_Web_2017RotatorChoosingAFuture.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Let's Choose a Future That Puts Work Firstby Vice President Joe Biden<p>Ahead of a new effort at the Biden Institute to identify strategies for economic growth that put work first, Vice President Joe Biden pens his thoughts on the future of work, the meaning of a job, and the capacity of the American people to shape an equitable and prosperous future. <br></p>Let’s-Choose-a-Future-That-Puts-Work-First.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/let’s-choose-a-future-that-puts-work-first
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/Biden_Institute_Announcement-266.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Introducing The Biden Institute Blogby: Mike Donilon<p>​<span style="font-size:12px;text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">​</span><span style="font-size:12px;text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">Here you'll </span><span style="font-size:12px;text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">find perspectives from Vice President Biden, the staff at the Biden Institute, the UD community, and guest experts on the biggest issues of the day. We'll be looking at the issues of economic inequality and opportunity, social justice, civil rights, human rights, the environment, climate change, violence against women, civic engagement, political and democratic reform—and much more. </span><span style="font-size:12px;text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">All of the issues that long animated Vice President Biden's car</span><span style="font-size:12px;text-align:justify;background-color:#ffffff;">eer.</span><br></p>Introducing-The-Biden-Institute-Blog.aspxhttps://publish.sppa.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/introducing-the-biden-institute-blog

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