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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 - Measuring perfomance and running analyses for a federal government agency.
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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 - Education policy and equity in the urban landscape; improving advocacy efforts in Wilmington.
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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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2017MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Miller_Evan.pngLocal Government Management Fellow, Cities of Rehoboth Beach and Milford, Del.MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional careerhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=115
2017B.A. and MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Hawk_Taylor.jpgPolicy Analyst, EdBuildMPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=114
2017MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/eisenhart_scott.jpgLegislative Aide, Delaware House of RepresentativesMPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=113
2017MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Edwards_Savannah.jpgPlanner, AECOMMPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=112
2015B.A. and M.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Burland_Elizabeth.jpgDoctoral Student, University of MichiganM.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=108
2016M.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Kirsten Jones.jpgLeadership 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.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=107
1998MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Merritt Burke IV.JPGTown Manager, Town of Fenwick Island, DelawareMPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=97
2013B.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Matthew Garlipp.jpgAssociate, Global Public Sector, Grant Thornton LLPB.A. '13 - Measuring perfomance and running analyses for a federal government agency.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=96
2015B.A. and MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Mark Rucci.jpgFederal Analyst, Deloitte Consulting LLPB.A. and MPA '15 – Continuing his public policy education internationally.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=78
1986MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/John Carney.jpgGovernor, State of DelawareMPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delawarehttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=72
2014B.A. and MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Jenna Bucsak.jpgProgram Officer, Rodel Foundation of DelawareB.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=71
2013MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Cimone Philpotts.jpgDoctoral Student, Urban Affairs and Public PolicyMPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming careerhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=59
2009MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Mark Stevens.jpgAdministrative Officer, National Institutes of Health (NIH)MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=79
2005B.A. and MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Melanie Ross Levin.jpgDirector of Outreach, National Women's Law CenterB.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=80
2005MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Dená Brummer.jpgPartner, Yellow Brick Creative StudioMPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=62
2006MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Erin Kennedy.jpgManaging Director, Performance Technologies, The Advisory Board CompanyMPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=66
2007MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Tom Friedman.jpgDirector of Policy, Planning, and Analysis, State Health Plan for Teachers and State EmployeesMPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=90
1986MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Mike Morton.jpgController General, State of DelawareMPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=83
2007MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Jonathan Kirch.jpgGovernment Relations Director, Delaware and Philadelphia chapters of the American Heart Association/American Stroke AssociationMPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=73
2007MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Albert Shields.jpgDelaware Press & Policy Advisor, Governor John CarneyMPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=29
2004MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Kim Gomes.jpgVice President, The Byrd Group LLCMPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=76
2009M.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Erika Farris.jpgOak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyM.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=65
2002MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Mike Fortner.jpgPlanner, City of Newark, DEMPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=82
2002MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Emily Gonce.jpgCorporate Vice President, Office of Governmental Affairs, New York Life InsuranceMPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents. https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=63
2003MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Bill Clark.jpgSenior Consultant, Booz Allen HamiltonMPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=56
2006MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Barrett Edwards.jpgAttorney, Hudson, Jones, Jaywork and FisherMPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=55
2002MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Anastasia Kuzmina.jpgHuman Resources Manager, General Electric Company (GE) Consumer & Industrial Business units in Europe, Asia, and AfricaMPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=52

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