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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 Anthony Johnson
    Eric Anthony 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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National Register Nominations

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​In addition to other types of historic preservation activities CHAD specializes in authoring National Register nominations for the National Register of Historic Places program run by the National Parks Service. Check out some of our recent nominations below! 

Recent National Register Nominations

Queen Anne dwellings on Commerce St

View of Queen Anne dwellings in the 100 block of Commerce Street, looking north, with Trinity United Methodist Church at the far right, 1915.

​Downtown Harrington Historical District

The Downtown Harrington Historical District is an example of a prominent railroad crossroads town. It represents the development patterns associated with arrival and growth of the Delaware Railroad. Before the construction of the railroad, the land was known as Clark’s Corner which consisted of extensive farms, timber stands and other raw materials. After studying successful railroads in Philadelphia, Wilmington, and England construction began in 1856. Commercial and Industrial growth ensued in the following years with a boom in population and commerce from 1870-1950. The town of Clark’s Corner was renamed Harrington in honor of Samuel Harrington, whose tireless work not only led to the completion of the railroad but also promised the town decades of prosperity. Little survives on the landscape from the earliest development of the town, however Harrington is still a functioning district. The area exhibits local, regional, and national trends of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. If you take a walk through the town you’ll be sure to find homes reflecting the Romantic, Victorian, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Bungalow, Kit, Art Deco and Colonial Revival styles.

Newark Union Church

Newark Union Church and Cemetery

The Newark Union Church and Cemetery was built at 8 and 20 Newark Union Public Road, Wilmington DE in 1845. The church was constructed from local fieldstone first as a simple meetinghouse. A renovation in 1906 turned the building into a late Gothic Revival style church with a stuccoed exterior, a gable roof, and projecting frame vestibule on the east elevation. The meetinghouse has served as a place of worship for a wide range of religions, including Quakers, Methodists, Presbyterians, Anglicans, and Non-Denominational Christians. The most significant factor of this historical site is it’s representation of the influence of European settlement in Northern Delaware and the past religious practices over the course of three centuries.

The Cemetery represents the evolving religious demographics of the residents North of Wilmington over several centuries. The first legible dated burial marker on site dates back to 1757, which is symbolic of the end of the Quaker era at Newark Union. Gravestones and monuments range from styles from the Romantic-era to Greco-Roman and Egyptian-Inspired. The cemetery contains about 500 marked burials dating back to the mid-18th century to the present. 

Cox-Phillips-Mitchell House

​Cox-Phillips-Mitchell Agricultural Complex

The Cox-Phillips-Mitchell House constructed 1726, is a large farm complex consisting of seven historic structures including the dwelling, a circa 1740s bank barn, stable/grananry, chicken coop/piggery, a corncrib-granary, and a machine shed. 

The Cox-Phillips-Mitchell Agricultural Complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion "A" as an excellent example of the practice of remodeling agricultural complexes in Delaware during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Cox-Phillips-Mitchell Agricultural Complex is significant at the local level for its representation of these changes as they occurred specifically in Mill Creek Hundred.  The period of significance begins in 1789, when William Phillips II inherited the property from his father, and ends in 1960. The Cox-Phillips-Mitchell Agricultural Complex was listed on the National Register in March of 2017.

901 House


Listed March, 2017 the Contemporary house known simply as “901” (pronounced “nine-oh-one”) to its owners, is located at 901 Mount Lebanon Road, in the hilly piedmont region of Delaware. 901 was nominated under Criterion "C" for its architecture. Constructed in 1950, the house is an example of the Contemporary style that emerged after World War II in the United States, as well as an example the “organic” architectural method as espoused by Frank Lloyd Wright and other early advocates of modern house design. The horizontal orientation of the house, its organic relationship to the surrounding landscape, its rational design based on interior space, and the forward-looking style of the house and its builders make “901” a significant, one-of-a-kind artifact of the post-World War II era in the state of Delaware.

901 is sited on the crest of a large hill above the Brandywine Creek, enjoying a long view across its wooded valley. The footprint of the one-story house resembles a half-octagon. The central, main block is flanked by two main wings, each roughly equal in size to the center block, with each bending towards the road at approximately a 45 degree angle.  While the south wing is rectangular, the northwest wing is shaped like a boot, the heel of which attaches to the main block. The northeast wing is adjoined by yet another rectangular wing, the garage section, which bends at an additional 45-degree angle so that the garage block is at a 90-degree angle to the main block of the house. With walls clad in stone, the house is topped with a very low-pitched gabled roof, significantly reducing its profile and further enhancing its decidedly horizontal orientation.

Augustine Beach Hotel

​Augustine Beach Hotel (Amendment)

 A completely new nomination was written for Augustine Beach Hotel--which was first listed in 1973. This nomination focused on the beach hotel's role in 19th century coastal entertainment and recreation. The Augustine Beach Hotel is an imposing two-and-a-half story, six-bay, brick, Federal style, commercial structure, located south of Port Penn in Delaware. Built circa 1816, and expanded in at least three building phases--including a notable circa 1870s frame dance pavilion. 

Nominated to the National Register under Criterion "A" for being a highly significant local beach hotel the Augustine used to be the centerpiece of a large bustling resort complex that included a hotel, dance hall, bathhouses, a beach, a wharf and piers. While the resort was popular with locals, this water-oriented tourist-destination also attracted droves of vacationers from Philadelphia via steamboat. The Augustine Beach Hotel represents an era when the Delaware River functioned as a commercial and recreational waterway. After two centuries the Augustine Beach Hotel continues its nearly uninterrupted association with recreation and hospitality, functioning as a bar and restaurant. 

The National Register of Historic Places accepted the additional materials and officially amended the nomination in January 2016. 

Grantham-Edwards-McComb House

​Grantham-Edwards-McComb House

The Grantham-Edwards-McComb House (listed January 2016) is a two-and-a-half story, Federal Style, brick dwelling in New Castle Hundred, Delaware. Constructed between 1804 and 1817, the dwelling was built by Isaac Grantham, which Grantham used primarily as a tenant house for his relatives. In the 1830s a Pennsylvania Quaker farmer, Edward Edwards, purchased the property and added the substantial brick kitchen wing. After the Civil War, Colonel Henry S. McComb, purchased the property and made the last substantial change to the house--further extending the brick kitchen wing. McComb's primary residence was in Wilmington, Delaware--under his tenure the house again was used as a tenant house. 

The Grantham-Edwards-McComb house was nominated under criterion "A" and "C." The dwelling is significant under Criterion A, as the house was associated with the historic theme of Agricultural tenancy in Delaware that occurred from 1730 to 1900. Additionally, the house was nominated under Criterion "C" as being an excellent example of Federal Style architecture in rural Delaware.

Holly Oak House

Holly Oak

Holly Oak (listed April 2017) is a Georgian-style, three-bay, two-and-a-half-story, stone and frame dwelling, located three miles south of the Pennsylvania and Delaware border, in the vicinity of Claymont, Brandywine Hundred, Delaware. Constructed by Caleb Perkins in 1774, the dwelling originally consisted of an early log portion and the current stone main core. The Perkins family owed the dwelling until 1854, but had sold off pieces the original 154 acre parcel of land and tenant farmers inhabited the house. Charles P. Mahoney, an iron merchant, purchased the property in 1854, but allowed the tenant Xavier Lapier (French immigrant and flag maker by trade) to remain in the dwelling. John H. Longstreet, president of the Philadelphia Real Estate Investment Company and the president and treasurer of the Lawndale Land Company, bought the property in 1889. Longstreet reassembled the original 154-acre tract of land that once belonged to the Perkins family, along with additional acreage, and plotted the “Holly Oak” subdivision in 1901. However, this subdivision never came to fruition. The rear service ell was added between 1900 and 1920, and by 1940 the stone sun room to the southeast was constructed.

Holly Oak was nominated under criterion "A" and "C." The dwelling is significant under Criterion A, for its association with the historic theme of stone construction in Brandywine Hundred, Delaware, which occurred from 1770 to 1960. Additionally, the house was nominated under Criterion "C" as being an example of Federal Style architecture in rural Delaware.

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