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    M.S. and B.A. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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    MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
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    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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    Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
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    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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    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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    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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    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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    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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    B.A. '13 - Enabling federal transparency and accountability via open, accessible, and standardized budget data
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    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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    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.
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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 - Delaware state senator with roots in advocacy.
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    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
    MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
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    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
    MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
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    Evan Miller
    MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career
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    MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
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    M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
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    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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    M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
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    B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
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    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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    MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
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 Kathleen M.  Murphy
Kathleen M. Murphy
Policy Scientist and Associate Director, IPA
Instructor
University of Delaware
177 Graham Hall
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-2927
Fax: 302-831-0450

Education

MPA, University of Delaware 2000, Human Resource Management

BS, Goldey Beacom College (Wilmington, Del.) 1983, Business Administration: Management and Marketing​

Experience

2016-Present Associate Director, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

2008-Present Policy Scientist and Coordinator, Conflict Resolution Program, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

2004-2008 Associate Policy Scientist and Coordinator, Conflict Resolution Program, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

2000-2004 Assistant Policy Scientist and Coordinator, Conflict Resolution Program, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

1994-2000 Staff Associate, Conflict Resolution Program, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

1987-1992 Environmental Consultant, Winsor Associates (Ardmore, Pa.)

1990-1992 Mediator, Community Dispute Settlement Program of Delaware County (Media, Pa.)

Memberships

Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence, 2012

Office of Women in Higher Education, ACE Network, member 2011-present

Delaware Elder Mediation Services, board member, 2011-present

National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, 2011-present

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), 2001-present

Delaware Conflict Resolution Network, 2008-present

ACR Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 2005-present

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2002-present

Conflict Resolution Education Network (CREnet), 1999-present

The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM), member, 1999-present

The American Society for Public Administrators (ASPA), member, 1998-present

Delaware Association of Public Administrators (DAPA), member, 1998-present

Courses Taught and Training Programs Developed

Courses Taught

UAPP 461/761–Conflict Resolution and Collaborative Negotiation

UAPP667–Collaborative Leadership

UAPP621–Conflict Resolution

EDUC667–Discipline and Classroom Management

Training Programs Developed

Dealing with Difficult People

Basic Mediation Training

Advanced Mediation Training

Conflict Resolution for Leaders

Effective Communication and Collaboration Skills

Teams and Cross-Cultural Communication

Conflict Resolution Skills for Home and Work

Building Collaboration in IEP Meetings

Making Public Involvement More Effective

Conflict Resolution and Team Skills

Leading Effective IEP Meetings

Introduction to Facilitation and Meeting Design

Selected Presentations

"Conflict Management and Collaborative Negotiation", American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA 2016.

"How to Manage Conflict Effectively", International Institute of Municipal Clerks Region II Conference, Dover, Delaware, 2015.

“Effective Project Management,” Southern Consortium of University Public Service Organization Annual Conference, Baltimore, Md., 2013.

“Introduction to Conflict Resolution Styles,” Office of Women in Higher Education, Wilmington University, September 2012.

“Collaborative Governance and Civic Engagement from a University Center’s Perspective,” Policy Consensus Initiative (PCI) Workshop for University Centers, Jupiter, Fla., May 2007.

“Collaborative Governance and Civic Engagement from a University Center’s Perspective,” Southern Consortium of University Public Service Organizations Annual Conference, Baltimore, Md., April 2007.

“Special Education Mediation – The Delaware Model,” Inter-American Summit on Conflict Resolution in Education at Cuyahoga College, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2007.

“Conflict Resolution and the Importance of Collaboration,” Delaware Women’s Leadership Group, February 2007.

“Defining and Marketing IEP/IFSP Meeting Facilitation Services/Programs,” Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) Fourth National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, Washington, D.C., December, 2006.

“Expanding the Conflict Resolution Continuum:  The Design and Delivery of an Effective IEP Meeting Facilitation System,” National Symposium on IEP Facilitation for CADRE (Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education, Eugene, Ore., October 2005.

“Facilitating Effective IEP Meetings,” CADRE (Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education), Washington, D.C., December 2004.

“Resolving Conflict in Special Education: IEP Facilitation Skills,” Vermont Council for Exceptional Children and the Vermont Department of Education, Burlington, Vt., May 17, 2004.

“Facilitating an Effective IEP Meeting,” Phoenix, Ariz., March 2004.

“Appropriate Dispute Resolution Methods Used by Public Authorities in the USA,” Funded by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) for the Siberian Academy for Public Administration, Novosibirsk, Russia, November 10-15, 2003.

Publications and Reports

Conflict Resolution Education Activity Calendar 2011-2012, third edition, co-author and co-editor with Mapping Change, Inc., published through the Conflict Resolution Education in Teacher Education initiative, August 2011.

HR 4223 Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Act, lead sponsor CASEL, statewide snapshot contributor, July 2011.

Supporting the IEP Process, Brookes Publishing, book contributor, June 2011.

“National Best Practices for Charter High Schools,” Campus Community Schools, co-author Marcia Scott, August 2007.

“Updating Delaware High School Graduation Requirements Focus Group Report,” Delaware State Board of Education, co-author Fran Fletcher, April 2006.

“Appropriate Dispute Resolution Methods Used by Public Authorities in the USA,” Siberian Academy for Public Administration, Intermediation in Labor Relations Resolution Conference, Novosibirsk, Russia, November 2003.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Directory for the State of Delaware, 2001-2002, a first-of-its-kind in Delaware, this directory was prepared in collaboration with Frances Haug, CRP staff associate, the Delaware Federation for Dispute Resolution and the Delaware Bar Association.

”Independent Living Services Strategic Plan for the State of Delaware,” Department of Health and Social Services, Division for the Visually Impaired, co-authors Kathryn Denhardt, Ph.D., and Frances Haug, September 2001.

“The Fragile Consensus: Exploring the Ethical Obligations of Society and Advocates to Persons with Disabilities,” written in collaboration with Kathryn G. Denhardt and Michael Gamel-McCormick, July 2001.

Hawaii Department of Education Report, an in depth look at how the state of Hawaii might adapt collaborative educational models used in Delaware, co-author Martha Toomey, February 2000.

“Establishing ‘Buy-In’ for Conflict Resolution in Schools: the Art of Pre-Training Design,” co-author Marina Piscolish, July 1996.

Guide to Conflict and Dispute Resolution Programs in Delaware, written in collaboration with The Delaware Center for Justice, Inc. May, 1996.

Research Interests

Public and nonprofit administration, Organizational management, Organizational leadership, Strategic planning, Effective communications, Collaborative problem-solving, Community engagement and civil society, Education, Professional development for teachers, Elder issues, Conflict resolution, Alternative dispute resolution, Special education mediation and IEP Facilitation, Meeting facilitation, Leadership theory and practice, Leadership education

Awards

Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society, 2002

Henry R. Folsom Award, for outstanding analytical paper, 2001

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