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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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2018 Delaware Institute for Local Government Leaders2018 Delaware Institute for Local Government LeadersOutlook at the Duncan Center, Dover, Del.<p>This year’s institute focuses on civic engagement for community solutions through creative approaches to community design and leveraging public data. Topics include:</p><ul><li>Innovative ways for local governments to experiment with community design</li><li>The Ramble plan for waterfront redevelopment in Laurel and a new coastal resiliency project<br></li><li>“Pop-Up” projects throughout the state</li><li>Interactive community engagement<br></li><li>How communities can use open data to enable more efficient and effective government</li><li>The City of Lewes’s work with FirstMap, and how others can do the same</li><li>The City of Wilmington’s nationally recognized work with Open Data Delaware</li></ul><div>Cost: $65 includes continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch </div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong><a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/UDELIPLG" target="_blank">Register now</a> </strong>| <a href="/ImagesforEvents/DILGL-Flyer-092518.pdf"><strong>download the event flyer</strong></a> | Registration deadline: November 9, 2018<br></div>float;#0dilgl-201811/16/2018 2:00:00 PM11/16/2018 6:00:00 PMFalse
Human Resource Management Issues for Local GovernmentsHuman Resource Management Issues for Local GovernmentsKillens Pond Nature Center, 5025 Killens Pond Road Felton, DE 19943<p>This new IPA training course will focus on a variety of issues related to human resource management for local governments in Delaware. Course topics will include: </p><ul><li>Documenting HR issues and employment records</li><li>Disciplining employees</li><li>Understanding manager-council relations relating to HR issues</li><li>Utilizing collective bargaining</li><li>Developing and using municipal HR handbooks</li></ul><p>Proper management techniques can help prevent problems and conflicts. With 12 years of experience helping local governments navigate HR issues, Aaron Shapiro, Esq. will lead workshop participants through the ins and outs of these tricky topics. This session qualifies for certificate credit in the Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership.</p><p>Cost: $55 | Instructor: Aaron Shapiro, Esq., Of Counsel, Connolly Gallagher, LLP</p><p><strong><a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/UDELIPLG" target="_blank">Register now</a> </strong>| <a href="/ImagesforEvents/Lists/Events/NewForm/HR-Course-2018.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>download the event flyer</strong></a> | Registration deadline: November 9, 2018</p>float;#011/30/2018 2:00:00 PM11/30/2018 5:00:00 PMFalse
Lunch and Learn with SPPALunch and Learn with SPPA185 Graham Hall<p>Join us each month for a one-hour gathering to share your work and hear about four projects that are taking place throughout the school. SPPA faculty, staff, and students are invited to present a project, research tool, or even an idea for a new project in need of collaborators.<strong> Please RSVP to Sarah Pragg (pragg@udel.edu</strong>).</p>float;#167.00000000000012/10/2018 5:30:00 PM12/10/2018 6:30:00 PMFalse
Planning Your Community’s FuturePlanning Your Community’s FutureParadee Center, 69 Transportation Circle Dover, DE 19901<p>Planning 101 provides valuable information forall elected officials who consider and act upon comprehensive plans, land use and zoning matters, and other growth issues. Planning and zoning commissioners, board of adjustment members, and those who take part in community planning and land- development matters will enjoy this course.</p><p>Course topics will include:</p><ul><li>Delaware planning and zoning statutory requirements</li><li>The elements of a comprehensive plan</li><li>The basics of land use control</li><li>The role of the planning & zoning commissioner</li></ul><p>This session qualifies for certificate credit in the Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership, and the Delaware Planning Education Program.</p><p>Cost: $55 | Instructors: Edward O'Donnell, AICP, Institute for Public Administration; Linda Raab, AICP; Max Walton, Esq., Partner at Connolly Gallagher, LLP; David Edgell, AICP, Office of State Planning Coordination</p><p><strong>Register now </strong>| <a href="/ipa/content-sub-site/Documents/Planning-Your-Communitys-Future.pdf"><strong>Download the event flyer</strong></a> | Registration deadline: January 17, 2019<br></p>float;#01/18/2019 2:00:00 PM1/18/2019 5:00:00 PMFalse

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  • University of Delaware
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