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SPPA ALUMNI IN ACTION
  • Alex Greer
    M.S. and B.A. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local governmental leader and elected official.
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  • 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
    MPA '13 - Experience in assistantships and Legislative Fellows supports career growth assisting legislators.
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • 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
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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  • 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 Bucsak
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • 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
    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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  • Meredith Rubin
    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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  • Megan Wakelee
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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  • Zack Adinoff
    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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  • 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
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Measuring perfomance and running analyses for a federal government agency.
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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  • Allison Becker
    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.e
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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 - Education policy and equity in the urban landscape; improving advocacy efforts in Wilmington.
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  • 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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  • Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Courtney Mogavero
    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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  • 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
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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  • Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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  • David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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  • Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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  • Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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  • Jonathan Kirch
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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  • Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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  • Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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  • Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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  • 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
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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  • Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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Ames, David Professor Emeritusdavamesdavames@udel.eduUrban and regional planning<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Ames_David.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Aristigueta, Maria P.Charles P. Messick Chair in Public Administrationmariaamariaa@udel.eduPublic performance management, Organizational behavior, Performance measurement, Evaluation<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/Bios/SPPA/Aristigueta_Maria.jpg" width="427" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
David, NinaAssistant Professornpdavidnpdavid@udel.eduUrban and regional planning, Sustainable communities<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/David_Nina.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Farley-Ripple, ElizabethAssociate Professor, SPPAenfrenfr@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Elizabeth%20Farley%20Ripple.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Flynn, James P.Assistant Professorjflynnjflynn@udel.edu Human resources management, Organizational leadership, Staff development, Quality improvement, Strategic planning<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Flynn_James.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Freel, Edward J.Policy Scientist, IPAefreelefreel@udel.eduCivic education, Political management, Leadership and public finance, Service learning<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Freel_Ed.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Jabbar-Bey, RaheemahAssistant Professorjabbarrajabbarra@udel.eduCommunity-based economic development, Social justice organizing, Neighborhood and community planning<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Jabbar-Bey_Raheemah.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Jacobson, Eric D.Associate Professorejacobsonericj@udel.edu​Health policy, Public economics, Management decision-making, Compensation management<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/default-user-image.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Justice, JonathanProfessorjusticejustice@udel.eduPublic budgeting and finance, Fiscal transparency, Public-sector accountability and decision making<img alt="Photo of Jonathan Justice" src="/Images%20Bios/Justice_Jonathan.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Kauffman, Gerald J.Director, DWRCjerrykjerryk@udel.edu Watershed policy, Planning, and management, Water resources engineering, Hydrology, Hydraulics<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Kauffman_Gerald.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Kendra, JamesCenter Director, DRCjmkendrajmkendra@udel.edu​Individual and organizational responses to risk, Improvisation and creativity during crisis, Post-disaster housing<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Kendra_James.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Lewis, Jerome R.Director, IPAjlewisjlewis@udel.edu​Public administration, State government, Local government, Planning, Transportation<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Lewis_Jerome.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
McNeil, SueProfessor - Core Faculty, Disaster Research Centersmcneilsmcneil@udel.edu​Transportation infrastructure management with emphasis on the application of advanced technologies, Economic analysis<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/McNeil_Sue.jpg" width="427" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
McNutt, JohnProfessormcnuttjgmcnuttjg@udel.edu​Nonprofit organizations and civil society, Nonprofit groups use of information technology, Advocacy, Interest groups<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/McNutt_John.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Middlebrooks, AnthonyAssociate Professortmiddlebtmiddleb@udel.edu​Leadership theory and practice, Innovation and creativity, Integration of design and leadership<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Middlebrooks_Anthony.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Morrison, JamesProfessorjlmjlm@udel.eduMulti-cultural leadership decision-making processes, Electronic information searching for documenting credible sources<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Morrison_James.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Morrison, Minion K.C.Professorminionminion@udel.eduComparative politics and administration, public administration, American Government, Racial politics and policy <img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Minion%20KC%20Morrison.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Peuquet, StevenCenter Director, CCRSspequetspeuquet@udel.edu​Urban planning, Housing, Fair housing, Homelessness, Community revitalization, Nonprofit agency management<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Peuquet_Steven.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Ratledge, EdwardCenter Director, CADSRratledgeratledge@udel.eduManagement information systems, Econometrics, Criminal justice systems<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Ratledge_Ed.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Reedy, ChandraProfessorclreedyclreedy@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Reedy_Chandra-2017-09.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Rich, DanielUniversity Professordrichdrich@udel.edu Changing political economy of higher education, Early childhood education policy, State and local partnerships<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Rich_Dan.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Robinson, BreckAssociate Professorrobinsobrobinsob@lerner.udel.edu​Public finance, Banking, Mortgage finance, Banking regulation, Community development<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Robinson_Breck.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Sarzynski, AndreaAssistant Professorapsarzynapsarzyn@udel.eduUrbanization and environmental change, Environmental policy and politics, Urban and regional planning, Policymaking<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Sarzynski_Andrea.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Sheppard, RebeccaAssistant Professorrjsheprjshep@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Sheppard_Rebecca.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Smith, DanAssociate Professordansmithdansmith@udel.edu<img alt="Dan Smith" src="/Images%20Bios/Smith_Dan.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Stein, KarenAssociate Professorksteinkstein@udel.edu​Elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, Leadership theory and practice<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Stein_Karen.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Trainor, JosephProgram Directorjtrainorjtrainor@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Trainer_Joe.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Tóth, TiborAssistant Professortibitibi@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Toth_Tibor2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Ware, LelandLouis L. Redding Chairlwarelware@udel.edu​Civil rights law, Employment law<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Ware_Leland.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
White, HarveyProfessor of Practicehlwhlw@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/White_Harvey.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Yanich, DaniloProgram Directordyanichdyanich@udel.edu​​Media, Citizenship and public policy (media ownership, local TV news, public sphere), Crime and criminal justice<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Yanich_Danilo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Bair, Myrna L.Policy Advisor, IPAmbairmbair@udel.eduLeadership in the 21st century, Leadership for women, Leadership and public policy, Myers-Briggs<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Bair_Myrna.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Barlow, JanicePolicy Scientist, CCRSjlsjls@udel.edu​Child and family well-being, Utilization of data for program planning, Policy decision making and accountability<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Barlow_Janice.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Barnes, Philip J.Assistant Professorbarnespbarnes@udel.edu​​Sustainable community development, Planning, Environmental policy, Smart cities, Energy and climate change policy, <img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Barnes_Philip.jpg" width="427" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Barni, KevinConsulting Historic Preservation Specialistkbarnikbarni@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/chad/content-sub-site/PublishingImages/CHAD%20bio%20pictures/Barni_Kevin.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Bell, SigneAssociate Policy Scientist, CCRSsignesigne@udel.eduNonprofit management and training, Nonprofit sector research, Community development and revitalization, Civic engagement<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Bell_Signe.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Burland, ElizabethResearcher, IPAburlandeburlande@udel.edu<img alt="Elizabeth Burland" src="/ipa/LegislativeFellows/2014/ElizabethBurland.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Corrozi Narvaez, MarthaAssociate Policy Scientist, IPAmcorrozimcorrozi@udel.edu ​​Regional watershed technical and policy support, Water resources research, education, and outreach<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Narvaez_Martha.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
DeCoursey, William J.Assistant Policy Scientist, IPAdecoursedecourse@udel.edu​Local and regional comprehensive planning, Transportation research and planning, Healthy / walkable communities<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/DeCoursey_William.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Dworsky, Bernard L.Consultant Policy Scientist, IPAbdowrskybdworsky@udel.edu​Transportation, Economic development, Water resources, Planning<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Dworsky_Bernie.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Fisher, TommyTraining Coordinator, CCRStfishertfisher@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Fisher-Klein_Tommy.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Fletcher, Frances M.Associate Policy Scientist, IPAfranffranf@udel.eduOrganizational development and change, Team building, Training and coaching, Civic engagement, Consensus building<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Fletcher_Frances.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Gross, RebeccaAssistant Policy Scientist, CADSRrbedfordrbedford@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Bedford_Rebecca.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Homsey, Andrew R.Associate Policy Scientist, IPAahomseyahomsey@udel.edu Computer-based geospatial techniques, Remote sensing of the environment, Computer apps in planning and water resources<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Homsey_Andrew.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Johnson, LaurenHistoric Preservation Specialistlaurenjlaurenj@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/chad/content-sub-site/PublishingImages/CHAD%20bio%20pictures/Johnson_Lauren-2017-12%20(002).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Kelly, Christopher G.Assistant Policy Scientist, IPAchriskcgkelly@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Kelly_Chris.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Knight, ErinAssociate Director, CCRSeknighteknight@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Knight_Erin.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Laznik, JohnPolicy Specialist, CADSRjlazjlaz@udel.edu<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Laznik_John.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Lowman, KimAssociate Policy Scientist, CCRSklowmanklowman@udel.edu​​Child and family well-being, Positive youth development, Data-based advocacy and community development <img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Lowman_Kim.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
McDuffie, Mary JoanAssociate Policy Scientist, CCRSmcduffiemcduffie@udel.eduHealth policy research, Program evaluation<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/default-user-image.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

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