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  • 20th Annual Democracy Project Institute for Teachers
    20th Annual Democracy Project Institute for Teachers
    Delaware K-12 teachers—spanning public, charter, and private schools—had the opportunity to learn about civics education under a concentrated lens during the Institute for Public Administration's (IPA) 2018 Democracy Project Institute for Teachers.
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  • IPA Launches New Website
    IPA Launches New Website
    The Institute for Public Administration (IPA) is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website, a cross-college collaboration featuring an award-winning database, a brand new student job and internship database, and more.
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  • Spotlight on Student Research
    Spotlight on Student Research
    Six students represented the Institute for Public Administration (IPA) at the ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Service Scholar Celebratory Symposium.
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  • Dedicated to public service
    Dedicated to Public Service
    Eric Hastings his pursues passion for civic engagement through fellowships with Institute for Public Administration.
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  • Cimone Philpotts
    Cimone Philpotts
    Doctoral Student, Urban Affairs and Public Policy
    MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
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  • Jenna Ahner
    Jenna Ahner
    Program Officer, Rodel Foundation of Delaware
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    John Carney
    Governor, State of Delaware
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • Mark Rucci
    Mark Rucci
    Federal Analyst, Deloitte Consulting LLP
    B.A. and MPA '15 – Continuing his public policy education internationally.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    Matthew Garlipp
    Associate, Global Public Sector, Grant Thornton LLP
    B.A. '13 - Measuring perfomance and running analyses for a federal government agency.
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    Merritt Burke IV
    Town Manager, Town of Fenwick Island, Delaware
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Kirsten Jones
    Kirsten Jones
    Leadership Fellow, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
    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
    Doctoral Student, University of Michigan
    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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  • Savannah Edwards
    Savannah Edwards
    Planner, AECOM
    MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
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  • Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    Legislative Aide, Delaware House of Representatives
    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
    Policy Analyst, EdBuild
    MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
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  • Evan Miller
    Evan Miller
    Local Government Management Fellow, Cities of Rehoboth Beach and Milford, Del.
    MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    Mark D. Stevens
    Administrative Officer, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Melanie Ross Levin
    Melanie Ross Levin
    Director of Outreach, National Women's Law Center
    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
    Partner, Yellow Brick Creative Studio
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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  • Erin Kennedy
    Erin Kennedy
    Managing Director, Performance Technologies, The Advisory Board Company
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    Tom Friedman
    Director of Policy, Planning, and Analysis, State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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  • Mike Morton
    Mike Morton
    Controller General, State of Delaware
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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  • Jonathan Kirch
    Jonathan Kirch
    Government Relations Director, Delaware and Philadelphia chapters of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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  • Albert Shields
    Albert Shields
    Delaware Press & Policy Advisor, Governor John Carney
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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  • Kim Gomes
    Kim Gomes
    Vice President, The Byrd Group LLC
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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  • Erika Farris
    Erika Farris
    Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    Mike Fortner
    Planner, City of Newark, DE
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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  • Emily Gonce
    Emily Gonce
    Corporate Vice President, Office of Governmental Affairs, New York Life Insurance
    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
    Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
    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
    Human Resources Manager, General Electric Company (GE) Consumer & Industrial Business units in Europe, Asia, and Africa
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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  • Barrett Edwards
    Barrett Edwards
    Attorney, Hudson, Jones, Jaywork and Fisher
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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IPA addresses the policy, planning, and management needs of its partners through the integration of policy analysis, professional development, and the education of tomorrow’s leaders.
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IPA connects local officials, leaders, and engaged citizens to resources in policy areas ranging from education and conflict resolution to comprehensive planning and water resources.
 
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