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  • Alex Greer
    Alex Greer
    M.S. '12 and Ph.D. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local government leader and appointed 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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  • 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 dependence 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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  • Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
    Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
    MPA '16 - Research assistant and Legislative Fellow experience help inform grad's career trajectory.
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  • Emma Odren
    Emma Odren
    MPA '18 - From IPA fellow to research analyst, grad attributes workplace success to grad school experience.
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  • Fratern Masika Tarimo
    Fratern Masika Tarimo
    MPA '09 - Supports nonprofit efforts to help communities in many African countries.
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  • Laura Keeley
    Laura Keeley
    Laura Keeley found success working as an Architectural Historian after graduating from the Public Planning and
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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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  • Alexandra Tarantino
    Alexandra Tarantino
    Alexandra Tarantino is a University of Delaware Alumni who graduated from the Historic Preservation Master's p
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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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  • Benjamin Attia
    Benjamin Attia
    MEEP'16 - Research and consulting on market trends in solar photvoltaics markets in Africa and the Middle East
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  • Wei-Ming Chen
    Wei-Ming Chen
    Conducting renewable energy and electricity market researches
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  • Michelle Kung
    Michelle Kung
    PHDUAPP'14 - Promoting innovation and technology through mentoring and investing technology startups
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<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/elson_charles-2013.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Three Problems With the Stakeholder Theory<p>​If you are accountable to everyone, then you are accountable to no one. Even a broken watch gets the time right twice a day.<br></p>Three-Problems-With-the-Stakeholder-Theory.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/three-problems-with-the-stakeholder-theory
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/aaron-klein-photo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The hidden danger of slow payment systems for middle class families<div>The purpose of the financial and payment systems are to empower people to live life more smoothly, not to turn small bumps into giant craters.</div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p><div><br></div><p><br></p>The-hidden-danger-of-slow-payment-systems-for-middle-class-families.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/the-hidden-danger-of-slow-payment-systems-for-middle-class-families
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/Melody%20C.%20Barnes.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Different choices for thriving communities<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>With empowered communities, and smarter policies and partnerships, we can make better choices that grow and strengthen the middle class.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>Different-choices-for-thriving-communities.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/different-choices-for-thriving-communities
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/rose-marcario.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Climate change may crush the U.S. economy, but fixing it could be the boost we need<p>​<span>We must address the climate crisis not only as an environmental problem, but as an economic opportunity.</span></p>Climate-change-may-crush-the-US-economy-but-fixing-it-could-be-the-boost-we-need.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/climate-change-may-crush-the-us-economy-but-fixing-it-could-be-the-boost-we-need
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/Biden%20Challenge%20Opening%20Address%20resized.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Rising to Meet the Central Challenge of Our TimeRising-to-Meet-the-Central-Challenge-of-Our-Time.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/rising-to-meet-the-central-challenge-of-our-time
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/SPPA-Biden_Challenge_Conference-092818-016%20resized.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />From Working Poor to Middle Class<p>​<span>There are promising policy solutions that could be implemented that would change circumstances and create a robust, financially-stable, true middle class of Americans.</span></p>From-Working-Poor-to-Middle-Class.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/from-working-poor-to-middle-class
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/GethaTaylor_Heather.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Overcoming Problem Solving Myopia<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>To effectively address issues like this, we need two lenses: public policy <em>and </em>public management.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>Overcoming-Problem-Solving-Myopia.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/overcoming-problem-solving-myopia
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/PabloMcConnig-Saad.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />On the Challenge of Our Time<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>The economy is structured in a way that no longer allows for the sort of upward mobility that once made the middle class a measure for success in America.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>On-the-Challenge-of-Our-Time.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/on-the-challenge-of-our-time
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/Tim%20Danos.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Higher Educations Role in Shaping the 21st Century American Dream<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>At vital times in US history, access to higher education has opened doors economically, politically, and socially for many Americans.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>Higher-Educations-Role-in-Shaping-the-21st-Century-American-Dream.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/higher-educations-role-in-shaping-the-21st-century-american-dream
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/Betsey%20Suchanic.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The Middle Class and Alternative Financial Institutions<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>If we expect the middle class to be comfortable, we need to address how expensive it is to be poor.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>The-Middle-Class-and-Alternative-Financial-Institutions.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/the-middle-class-and-alternative-financial-institutions
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/laura-perna-large.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Free College: A promising innovation for promoting educational attainment?<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>To ensure a growing and thriving middle class, we must not only raise the educational attainment of the nation's population. We must also reduce the <a href="http://pellinstitute.org/indicators/">differences</a> in attainment that persist across groups.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>Free-College-A-promising-innovation-for-promoting-educational-attainment.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/free-college-a-promising-innovation-for-promoting-educational-attainment
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/Hoopes_headshot.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />You Cant Fix What You Dont Measure How ALICE Can Help Rebuild the Middle Class<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span> ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed — and it largely defines those households that make too much to be considered in poverty but cannot make ends meet.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>You-Cant-Fix-What-You-Dont-Measure-How-ALICE-Can-Help-Rebuild-the-Middle-Class.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/you-cant-fix-what-you-dont-measure-how-alice-can-help-rebuild-the-middle-class
<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/bcblog/PublishingImages/raadschelders.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Society with Government Key to Success for the Biden Challenge<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span> The study of public administration can be instrumental in the effort to support the Biden Challenge.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>Society-with-Government-Key-to-Success-for-the-Biden-Challenge.aspxhttps://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/biden-challenge/blog/society-with-government-key-to-success-for-the-biden-challenge
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/WHYY%20Story.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Biden challenges scholars to revitalize America’s middle class<p>​<span style="color:#49545a;font-family:utopia-std, serif;font-size:21px;background-color:#ffffff;">Several hundred public policy leaders from around the country gathered at the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute to answer a challenge from former Vice President Joe Biden to revitalize the middle class.</span><br></p>Biden-challenges-scholars-to-revitalize-Americas-middle-class.aspxhttps://www.bidenschool.udel.edu/news/Pages/Biden-challenges-scholars-to-revitalize-Americas-middle-class.aspx
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Biden%20Challenge%20Opening%20remarks.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />REVITALIZING THE MIDDLE CLASS<p>​Scholars, students and non-profit leaders offer solutions to revitalize the middle class. <br></p>Revitalizing-the-Middle-Class.aspxhttps://www.bidenschool.udel.edu/news/Pages/Revitalizing-the-Middle-Class.aspx

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