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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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 Nicole M. Minni
Nicole M. Minni
Associate Policy Scientist, IPA
GIS and Graphics Specialist
805 Pilottown Road
Pollution Ecology Lab Room 111
Lewis, DE 19958
Fax: 302-645-4332


Currently enrolled in Parallel Program, University of Delaware, Terry Campus

GISP (Geographic Information Systems Professional) certification, GIS Certification Institute 2009

Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Concentration in Advertising Design and Graphics


2012 - present*           
Associate Policy Scientist, Water Resources Agency, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

2010 - 2012           
Assistant Policy Scientist, Water Resources Agency, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

1998 - 2010           
Policy Specialist II, Water Resources Agency, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

1992 - 1998            
Graphics and GIS Specialist, Water Resources Agency for New Castle County, Delaware

1991 - 1992            
Graphic Artist, Water Resources Agency for New Castle County, Delaware

*due to university-wide reclassification

Professional Affiliations

Delaware Geographic Alliance

Mid-Atlantic Chapter of URISA

The Delaware Geographic Data Committee

GIS Day Committee

GeoEducation in Delaware Subcommittee, Chair (

Citizens Technical Advisory Committee, DNREC Source Water Program, Web editor

GIS Conference Committee

Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)

Recent Courses Taught

UAPP 652, GIS in Public Policy


“A Digital Based Watershed Atlas for Sussex County, Delaware,” Towson University 2009 GIS Conference, March 2009.

“Module 2: Lesson 3 Animals around the world,” taken from Thinking Spatially Using GIS, Our World GIS Education, ESRI Press, Delaware GIS Day 2008.

“GIS Technologies for Municipalities,” Municipal Clerks Training Program, October 2008.

“Creating a Natural Resource Inventory for your Municipality,” a two hour hands-on GIS class for the Municipal Clerks Training Program, October 2008.

“GIS Exercises for the K-12 Curriculum”, Delaware Council for the Social Studies, October 10, 2008.

“High School Students use GIS & GPS to study how water flows in and around the Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC) Campus,”  Delaware GIS Conference, 2008.

“High School Students use GIS & GPS to study how water flows in and around the Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC) Campus,”  Towson University GIS Conference, 2008.

“Status of Source Water Assessments,” DNREC’s Citizens Technical and Advisory Committee (CTAC), September 2008.

“What is GPS and GIS?” (a five-hour hands-on workshop: converting GPS points for analyzing in GIS), DelTech Upward Bound Program, July 2006.

“GIS in the K-12 Curriculum: Delaware Initiatives,” Delaware GIS Conference, June 2006.

“Introduction to GIS and Delaware Watersheds” (a two-hour hands-on GIS workshop: investigating Delaware’s watersheds over time), Chesapeake and Delaware Watershed Ecology Workshop for Dr. Bill Hall at the College of Marine Studies, April 2006.

“IPA Services to Delaware Municipalities,” with Andrew Homsey, Towson University GIS (TUGIS) Conference, March 2006.


“Intensive Summer Course for High School Students: Skills Flow from Water Study Program," in GIS Educator, ESRI, Summer 2009, pp. 4-5.

Water Matters Newsletter, December 2007.

New Castle County Water Resource Protection Area Maps, 2006

"Municipal Mapping for Livable Delaware," map selected for publication in ESRI's State Map Book - Volume 1 (PDF - 2.2MB)

New Castle County Water Resource Protection Area Maps, 2001

Bedrock Geologic Map of the Piedmont of Delaware and Adjacent Pennsylvania, 2000

Red Clay Watershed maps, Red Clay Valley State of the Watershed Report 1998, Red Clay Valley Association (West Chester, Pa.), 1998

Brandywine Valley Watershed maps, State of the Watershed Report, Brandywine Valley, 1997, Brandywine Valley Association (West Chester, Pa.), 1998

Water Resources Agency Annual Reports for the years 1993-1996

New Castle County Water Resource Protection Area Maps, 1993

Northern New Castle County, Water Supply Service Area Map, 1993

Northern New Castle County, Water Supply Interconnection Map, 1993

Research Interests

Effective communications, Social media, Website development, Comprehensive planning, Community revitalization, State and local government, Training for local government officials, Health, Healthy and active communities, Planning, Environmental, Water resources, Watershed policy, planning, management, Hydrology, Education, Early childhood education, Professional development for teachers, Conflict resolution, Special education mediation and IEP Facilitation, Geographic information systems


2018 Delmarva Geographic Community Service Award (see article)

Delaware Geographic Alliance Pathfinders Award, December 4, 2014.

Second Place, Most Attractive Category, "Geographic Distribution of Delaware Surf Zone Injuries by Patient Home Zip Code 2010-2012," Burlington County GIS Day 2013.

First Place, Professional Map Gallery Category, “A Digital Based Watershed Atlas for Sussex County, Delaware,” Towson University 2009 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

Second Place, Professional Map Gallery Category, “Christina Basin Targeted Watershed Grant BMPs,” Towson University 2008 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

2008 Geographic Community Service Award (see article)

Second place, Professional Map Gallery Category, “Welcome to the UD’s Rain Garden,” Towson University 2007 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

First Place, Professional Map Gallery Category, “What Is Your Watershed Address?,” Towson University 2006 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

First Place, Professional Map Gallery Category, "Municipal Mapping for Livable Delaware," Towson University 2005 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

First Place, Best Cartographic Map, "Bedrock Geologic Map of the Piedmont of Delaware and Adjacent Pennsylvania," Towson University 2000 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

First Place, Best Use of Color, "Brandywine Village Revitalization Map," Towson State University 2000 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

Certificate of Appreciation, Delaware Nature Society, for creation of the "State of Delaware National Wetlands Inventory Map" on display at the Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, Del.

Certificate of Appreciation, Food Bank of Delaware for maps showing analysis areas and percent of households in Poverty in Wilmington, Del., 1997

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