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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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The Institute for Public Administration (IPA) conducts research to help clients and stakeholders work through issues and implement strategies that bring about impactful change.

Projects range from in-depth analysis and evaluation to program facilitation, outreach, and training on a variety of public policy issues:

IPA Project Archive

Are you interested in learning more about IPA's past programs and projects? To explore some of IPA's past and present projects by content area, search the IPA Project Archive below. For a complete list of IPA reports, visit the IPA Publications Archive.

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Blue Collar Task Forcehttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Blue-collar-task-force.pngRatledge, Edward;Sherretz, Kelly L.;Pragg, SarahThe objective of the task force was to review and discuss the significant impact of blue-collar job loss within Delaware, particularly related to shrinking manufacturing facilities and the downturn in construction opportunities.http://udspace.udel.edu/bitstream/handle/19716/12990/Blue-Collar-Task-Force-Final-Report.pdf, Read the Final ReportRead the Final Reporthttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=29
Delaware College Application Monthhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/CAM_logo_web.pngMoreland, Lisa;Sherretz, Kelly L.;Kelly, Christopher G.Delaware Department of EducationCAM is part of national effort to provide every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college during the school day. CAM includes a texting campaign where students sign up to receive texts about the college application process.https://publish.sppa.udel.edu/ipa/about/news/College-Application-Month-2017, Read the 2017 project update. Read the 2017 project update. http://delawaregoestocollege.org/, http://delawaregoestocollege.org/Visit the Delaware Goes to College Project Site.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=18
Successful Transitions Initiativehttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/sti_graphic.jpgFlynn, James P.;Moreland, Lisa;Fletcher, Frances M.;O'Hanlon, JuliaGauhar Ospanova, Amy ClarkPolicy Consensus InitiativeFormer Del. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner sought support for designing and managing a comprehensive service-delivery system for Delaware youth aging out of foster care. IPA functioned as the project facilitator/manager.http://udspace.udel.edu/bitstream/handle/19716/23517/PCI-STI-DYOI_finalreport.pdf, Read the final report.Read the final report.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=13
Complete Communitieshttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/completecomm.pngScott, Marcia S.;Pragg, Sarah;DeCoursey, William J.;O'Hanlon, JuliaDepartment of TransportationThe Complete Communities Planning Toolbox aims to help build local government capacity to develop: complete-communities planning approaches, community-design tools, and public-engagement strategies.http://completecommunitiesde.org/, Complete Communities Planning ToolboxVisit the Complete Communities Planning Toolbox.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=28
Executive Leaders Seminar Serieshttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Executive-Leaders-Seminar-Series.pngSherretz, Kelly L.This seminar series is comprised of professional development seminars aimed at broadening the knowledge base and operational competencies of school district superintendents, charter school leaders, and their executive-level administrative teams.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=19
Toolkit for a Healthy Delawarehttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/toolkit-healthy-de.pngJacobson, Eric D.;O'Hanlon, Julia;Scott, Marcia S.;DeCoursey, William J.Delaware Division of Public HealthEstablished in 2009, the toolkit housed user-friendly tools for local governments to improve quality of live for their residents. In 2018, the content was incorporated into the Delaware Complete Communities Planning Toolbox.https://www.completecommunitiesde.org/, Visit the Complete Communities Toolbox.Visit the Complete Communities Toolbox.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=26
The Louis L. Redding Symposiumhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/housingcrisis_cover.jpgWare, LelandThis 2008 symposium examined the mortgage-lending crisis in the U.S. and the need for affordable housing. Henry Cisneros, who served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the Clinton Administration gave the keynote address.http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2008/jun/cisneros061008.html, Cisneros addresses 'Mortgage Meltdown'Read the UDaily article about this symposium.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=11
Louis L. Redding Public Policy Forumhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/highcostlowincome.jpgWare, Leland Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Consortium, Wilmington Trust Co., Discover Bank, Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, and Delaware State Bar AssociationThis 2006 forum discussed the challenges underserved communities face in gaining access to financial services and opportunities available to increase financial literacy in low-income and minority communities. http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2006/mar/forum032106.html, Forum spotlights high cost of low incomeRead the UDaily article about the forum. https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=14
The Democracy Projecthttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/dp-biden-08.jpgFreel, Edward J.;O'Malley, Francis J.;Pragg, Sarah;Moreland, LisaDelaware Department of StateThe Democracy Project promotes civic engagement and a better understanding of citizen responsibilities in a democratic society among young people through a series of education-based services and programs.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ipa/about/news/Democracy-Project-Institute-2017, Read about the 2017 summer institute. Read about the 2017 summer institute. https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ipa/programs-projects/the-democracy-project, Learn more about The Democracy Project.Learn more about The Democracy Project.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=9
Water Resources Centerhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/kayaking-Lums-Pond-WRA.jpgKauffman, Gerald J.;Corrozi Narvaez, Martha;Homsey, Andrew R.;Minni, Nicole M.WRC provides water resources planning and policy assistance to governments in Delaware, the Delaware Valley, and along the Eastern Seaboard through the University’s land grant public service, education, and research role.http://www.wrc.udel.edu/, Learn more about the Water Resources Center.Learn more about the Water Resource Center.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=16
Basic Mediation Coursehttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Basic-Mediation-Course.pngFletcher, Frances M.;Murphy, Kathleen M. ;Moore, Leann;Velez, Jessica L.CRP offers this four-day course to citizens who want to enhance their professional and/or personal skills in the areas of conflict resolution and mediation. This training is designed and delivered by CRP personnel and offered annually.https://publish.sppa.udel.edu/ipa/serving-delaware/crp/mediation, Learn more about Basic Mediation Training.Learn more about Basic Mediation Training.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=24
Conflict Resolution Programhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/CRP-IEP-Training-2013.JPGMurphy, Kathleen M. ;Fletcher, Frances M.Through conflict resolution and mediation, parties involved in a dispute are provided with the opportunity to openly discuss areas where discord exists, guided by a trained mediator/facilitator.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ipa/serving-delaware/crp, Learn more about CRP.Learn more about CRP.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=7
Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadershiphttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/academy-for-excellence.pngO'Neill, Sean T.;O'Hanlon, Julia;Wollaston, Martin W.This certificate program concentrates on the professional needs of Delaware's local officials. Training sessions focus on promoting ethical standards in public service and enhancing official’s capacity to govern effectively.https://publish.sppa.udel.edu/ipa/serving-delaware/training/leadership, Learn more about this professional development opportunity. Learn more about this professional development opportunity. https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=20
Delaware Institue for Local Government Leadershttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/DE-Institute-Local-Gov-Leaders.pngWollaston, Martin W.;O'Hanlon, JuliaThis series addresses contemporary issues facing local governments. Session topics included budgeting in Delaware, lobbying for your community, and planning for complete communities.https://publish.sppa.udel.edu/ipa/about/news/continuing-education-for-local-officials, Read about the 2017 event.Read about the 2017 event.https://publish.sppa.udel.edu/ipa/serving-delaware/training/dilgl, Learn more about the institute.Learn more about the institute.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=23
Delaware Planning Education Programhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Del-Planning-Ed-Program.pngO'Neill, Sean T.;O'Hanlon, Julia;Wollaston, Martin W.This certificate program includes an organized series of educational courses designed to meet the responsibilities of municipalities as partners in planning Delaware’s future growth and development.https://publish.sppa.udel.edu/ipa/serving-delaware/training/planning, Learn more about the planning education program.Learn more about the planning education program.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=21
Municipal Clerks Training Programhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/municipal-clerks.pngFletcher, Frances M.IPA conducts this program to equip municipal and county staff with the professional skills necessary to become certified in their field. Participation in this three-year training cycle satisfies the educational requirements for the CMC designation.https://publish.sppa.udel.edu/ipa/serving-delaware/training/clerks, Learn more about the clerks program.Learn more about the clerks program.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=22
Personal Leadership and Development Programhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/PLDP-bench-people.pngBair, Myrna L.PLDP provides opportunities for men and women in public service to expand their leadership capabilities. The program helps individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, feedback, and opportunities necessary to become more effective workers and leaders.http://www1.udel.edu/udaily/2009/mar/leadership033109.html, Read the UDaily article.Read the UDaily article.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=17
Legislative Fellowshttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/LegislativeFellows011309-035.jpgMoreland, LisaDelaware General AssemblyThrough their nonpartisan, in-depth research, Fellows assist legislators in addressing critical issues facing the state. In recent years, Fellows have worked on areas as diverse as land-use planning, education reform, and juvenile justice.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ipa/student-opportunities/legislative-fellows-program, Learn more about the Legislative Fellows program.Learn more about the Legislative Fellows program.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=8
Senior Center Grant-in-Aid Projecthttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/senior-grant-in-aid.pngJacobson, Eric D.;O'Hanlon, JuliaIPA conducts program evaluations and site visits for Delaware senior centers that promote physical and mental health through fitness, nutrition, and social outlets. These evaluations help the state determine funding eligibility for these centers.https://publish.sppa.udel.edu/ipa/serving-delaware/health/sr-centers, Learn more about this project.Learn more about this project.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ResearchProjectsPrograms/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=25

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